September 2010

Safarnama

This will be updated as events occur in real-life.

Interlude

I shall be traveling, talking, giving papers for the next three weeks. Friends and lovers in Chicago, Boston, New York and Madison are urged to get in touch. Others are wished well. Kindly look forward to posts - like a bunch of 'em! I promise.

Sunday Reading for Rob Priest

It has been a while since the Sunday reading was last done and I actually didn't even manage to do my sunday readings until early monday morning. Yet, here we are: "He set it for 7.00. That was 7am on this thing. For 7pm, what he wanted, it should have been 19.00." Lorraine Adams and [...]

Yes! XII

It's open season now, innit? From the recent protests. Previously on Yes! I, II, III, IV, V,VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI

Save The Children

I have a piece up in Express Tribune, ‘If you have understanding, then why this hubhub?’, Sep 9th, 2010, in reference to, Punjab govt goes after Hindu mythology cartoons The politicians are afraid, I assume, that watching the Amar Chitra Katha cartoons – which depict stories from the Mahabharata or Ramayana or Jataka or Panchatantra [...]

Happy Burn Robert Ketton’s Koran Day

Robert of Ketton's Lex Mahumet pseudoprophete(The Religion of Mahumet, the Pseudo Prophet) was the one of the earliest Latin translation of the Qur'an, done under the aegis of Peter the Venerable (d. 1156). It became the standard text, getting circulated and printed through the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Islam was long considered a Christian [...]

Literary Travelers

I have a new column at Bookslut. The title of my column comes to you courtesy of Sepoy. Here's the link. The column is meant to introduce readers to South Asian literature beyond the Barnes and Noble display tables. The first installment is a review of India: A Traveler's Literary Companion, edited by Chandrahas Choudhury. [...]

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