Colin Todhunter, Off-Guardian India celebrates its independence from Britain on 15 August. However, the system of British colonial dominance has been replaced by a new hegemony based on the systemic rule of transnational capital, enforced by global institutions like the … Continue reading →
https://thewire.in/books/v-s-naipaul-gave-us-both-richly-textured-islands-and-interchangeable-caricatures After his turn to non-fiction, he would never again look at life outside the West on its own terms: India, the Caribbean and Africa would become faded backdrops on which to project a vision of the West, England in … Continue reading →
“He looked like a terrorist!” How a drive in rural India ended in a mob attack and a lynching These stories of mob lynchings (this one in Reuters) are so depressing. I’m beginning to feel that there is something more … Continue reading →
Fascinating story of Africans who arrived in India and sometimes became kings. Rare images document the centuries-long history of Africans in India.
The Times of India
Why Free Speech Loses in India : The New Yorker Comprehensive article about Penguin’s capitulation in Wendy Doniger affair (and other recent cases.
Yesterday finished Khushwant Singh’s Delhi, which tells the story of the capital from invasion to invasion, massacre to massacre, and concludes with the pogrom on the Sikhs in 1984. And today I was reading a horrifying story about the Muzzafanagar … Continue reading →