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A PROPHET ANNOUNCES HIMSELF


Times Literary Supplement

In the third week of September 1909, The Illustrated London News published a withering attack on the idea of Indian nationalism. Its author was G. K. Chesterton, who was then writing a weekly column for the magazine. The Catholic novelist was not especially known for his interest in Britain’s colonies; indeed, this may have been his [...]

By |2011-11-30T11:19:38+00:00August 12th, 2010|Categories: Longer Essays|Tags: , , , , |

SMALL STATE


LARGE NATION

Goa is the youngest part of India, having joined the Union only in December 1961. It is the smallest state in the country; one can drive across it in less than a day. It is one of the least populous, having less than two million people. And it is one of the most interesting. The culture [...]