We need shared stories to make sense of the crises brought about by the pandemic, and to kickstart our collective imagination as we navigate our way out.
When my best friend from school came a-visiting recently, she asked me what I wanted from India. I resisted asking for mangoes, choosing instead a copy of Rana Safvi's Tales from The Quran and Hadith. I am both an atheist-agnostic and a reluctant reader of fiction or stories, but I am curious about the nature … Continue reading Tales from The Quran and Hadith
Link: You can vote on my Amazon review of the book here. Thanks. The author has linked to this review on his blog. Offence : The Hindu Case is one in the series, Manifestos for the 21st Century Series, published in collaboration with the Index on Censorship. Some of the other books in the series … Continue reading Offence: The Hindu Case
Link: My Amazon Review is here, should you wish to vote on its usefulness. I read The Mighty And The Almighty in Washington DC, not far from where Madeleine Albright teaches and works. The timing was opportune too, with the backdrop of the N Korean missile tests on July the 4th 2006; George Bush's unexpectedly … Continue reading The Mighty And The Almighty