How The Mehtas Conquered Manhattan, Hindustan Times [Sunday, November 9th, 2014]

There is a rich literature on how the culture of modern cities has been nourished by immigrants from other countries. Books have been written on how American writers (from Ernest Hemingway and Richard Wright on to James Baldwin and Edmund White) did some of their best work in Paris. Other books explain how London was [...]

 
 
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  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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