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By Suvir Kaul
Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373506-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7350-6
Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373506-034
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7350-6
... This brief Coda returns to a poem by Agha Shahid Ali that imagines the return of Pandits and Muslims to a demilitarized, peaceful Srinagar. ...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... A travel-account about a trip to Kashmir begins with a visit to a psychiatric hospital in the capital city Srinagar and ends with a stop at a hotel where V. S. Naipaul had written a book in 1962. This chapter includes a coda: a fax sent by Naipaul to the author after reading the original piece...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
..., when I reached her in Sopore, north of Srinagar, she waved me away, saying she had no desire to meet with journalists. Mohammad Afzal Guru was the main person accused in the attack on Parliament. While two of his coaccused, S. A. R. Geelani and Afsan Guru, ere acquitted, ­w Afzal...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
.... • 15 • A Collaborator in Kashmir The reason I had come to Kashmir was to meet Tabassum Guru, the wife of Mohammad Afzal Guru, who is on death row for his role in the at- tack on the Indian Parliament.1 However, when I reached her in Sopore, north of Srinagar, she waved...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-027
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
...; attack on Freedom app, 122 Indian Parliament, 132–36; Facebook Intimacy, 25. See also Kureishi, Hanif revolution, 45; Government Hospital The Invention of Solitude, 86 for Psychiatric Diseases (Srinagar), Islam. See Muslims...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... translations from Indian languages. Books like Sachin Kundalkar’s Cobalt Blue, Uday Prakash’s The Walls of Delhi, U. R. Ananthamurthy’s Bharathipura, and Chandrakanta’s A Street in Srinagar have all been top contenders for the dsc Literature Prize awarded at the Jaipur Literature Festival. This is a...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
..., Bhubaneshwar, Jai- pur, Srinagar—­at public meetings with massive audiences, three and four thousand people—­students, farmers, laborers, activists. I speak mostly in Hindi, which isn’t my language (even that has to be trans- lated epending ­d on where the meeting is being held). Though I write in ­En...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... better poised to elude these tendencies and, thankfully, in recent years, we have seen a rise in translations from Indian languages. Books like Sachin Kundalkar’s Cobalt Blue, Uday Prakash’s The Walls of Delhi, U. R. Ananthamurthy’s Bharathipura, and Chandrakanta’s A Street in Srinagar have all...
Book Chapter

By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5