Indian writer’s on warpath: Emphasising the threats to a liberal society

(The background to this post is the return of literary awards by many Indian writers, to protest against the killings of some writers and increasing attacks on minorities over issues like eating beef.) Thomas Mann’s observation that “a person lives not only his own life, but also that of his contemporaries”, applies to everyone, but perhaps … Continue reading Indian writer’s on warpath: Emphasising the threats to a liberal society

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A google search for Sahir’s Parchaeyaan brings Himayun to a post on this blog. Himayun- whose parents were born in India and migrated to Pakistan.Me- whose parents were born in what is now Pakistan and migrated to India. Does that make him a Pakistani of Indian descent ?And me, an Indian of Pakistani descent ? … Continue reading Desi