THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BILINGUAL INTELLECTUAL, Economic and Political Weekly [Saturday, January 23rd, 2010]

This essay is inspired by an argument between the scholar-libarian B. S. Kesavan and his son Mukul that I was once privy to. I forget what they were fighting about. But I recall that the father, then past ninety years of age, was giving as good as he got. At periodic intervals he would turn [...]

 
 
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  GANDHI IN ORISSA, The Telegraph [Saturday, February 2nd, 2008]

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was by birth a Gujarati bania, but the admiration for his life and work transcended the boundaries of caste, language, religion, and gender. He was a man who was trusted by women, a Hindu who reached out to befriend Muslims, and a suvarna who fought for the rights of the lower castes. [...]

 
 
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