International PEN have sent a formal letter to PM Manmohan Singh, raising their concerns about the government's failure to support Salman Rushdie, Taslima Nasreen and the Jaipur protest writers, and calling on them to reaffirm their commitment to freedom of expression.
Few figures seem more remote from contemporary India than Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the Mahatma, or “Great Soul,” who spearheaded the struggle for independence. Gandhi’s beloved rural poor figure only intermittently in the consciousness of a country now focused on call centers, software
Current Cullman Center Fellows Akeel Bilgrami and Hari Kunzru join Montclair State University Professor Fawzia Afzal-Khan and Kashmiri mulsim journalist Basharat Peer to discuss the connections between the recent attacks in India and radical Islamist ideology
Tucked away behind a bustling Calcutta street is this cemetary, containing the graves of hundreds of British colonists from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Many died very young, from malaria and waterborne diseases. The grief evident in many of the inscriptions is palpable.