Despite living in several cities across India over the past 50 years and thinking of myself as more Indian than English, I cannot look upon August 15 as Independence …
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‘Garm Hawa’ Showed the Dilemmas and Choices of Muslims in 1947 and Remains Relevant Even Today
In M.S. Sathyu’s film, both the Muslim and Hindu characters are examples of tolerance, kindness and restraint.
No Country for My Nationalism
If you look back at your school life, college life, street life, and community life, perhaps you’d find a story similar to mine from a time when nationalism flowed …
The Pain of Partition, as Seen in the Literature of Many Languages
Novels, stories, poetry – there were many ways that authors expressed what they saw during that harrowing time and after.
August 15, Midnight
A poem on Indians taking power back from our colonial oppressors.
August – The Month of Death
This poem is about my birthday, my country's birthday, the flag politics and the wound that never heals.
Memories, Pain, Remorse: A Partition Portrait Gallery
“I’ve waited 50 years to tell my story,” Parkashwanti said, “so please be patient.”
Independent India in 75 Years Has Not Fulfilled All Expectations of the Dalitbahujan
The future of India and its people of all castes and communities now depends on the survival of the Constitution in its present form.
India Has Come a Long Way Since 1947, But Much Still Needs to Be Done
The need of the hour is to reorient policies built on equity, not only economic, political and social, but also ecological and environmental.