Tag Archives: social justice

Black Tongue

Anjana Basu, Black Tongue, India Ink 2007, paperback, ISBN 81-86939-32-6, Rs 295 Continuing the theme of service and servants, here is Black Tongue by Anjana Basu, a quietly savage book that weaves a tale of betrayal and deception around Maya, … Continue reading

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Driving Us Crazy

Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger, Harper Collins India, hardback, ISBN 978-81-7223-745-5, Rs 395 On Monday, I was driving home from karate at about 9pm. The Jadavpur Thana crossing was jammed as usual, and I was waiting for the lights to … Continue reading

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Unreal Tournament

I’ve been asked repeatedly whether I’m going to blog about the Bombay blasts, and I’m still in two minds about it. First of all, what could I find to say that hasn’t been said already in the outpourings of grief, … Continue reading

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Namdeo Dhasal

Namdeo Dhasal, Poet of the Underworld, trans. Dilip Chitre, Navayana, hardback, ISBN 81-89059-10-6, Rs 350 Namdeo Dhasal is better known as a political activist, the founder of the Dalit Panthers in 1972. In the same year he published his first … Continue reading

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