Monthly Archives: August 2013

Why read Fanon?

As we drove back from the Indian independence celebrations at India-House in Tripoli, in which our ambassador told of the challenges of every transition phase Dr.Singh asked me in an impatient tone- “Doctor sahib! Why are you going to Frantz … Continue reading

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DIASPORA AND DIS-ASSIMILATION

     Part-3 of- On our Independence Day. Each generation must discover its mission,  fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity                                    Frantz … Continue reading

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On our Independence Day-Part 2

On August 22,1975, Rustom Sohrab Nagarwalla, ex Army officer twice phoned the State Bank of India, imitating voice of PM Indira Gandhi and her official aide P N Haksar, asking for 6 million rupees for Bangladesh. He was arrested a … Continue reading

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On our Independence day-Part 1

On the occasion of the independence of India-Pakistan, our reading group went through some works of Indian novelists who conveyed some of the historical realities which could not be conveyed in official histories. BACKGROUND One session started with Edward Said’s … Continue reading

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