Author: Reva Malhotra

Right To Write

“Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.” ― Albert Einstein In the last few days, a surging tide of protestors has hit the coast of complacent India. The whimsical political class that seems to bead the nation in one colour, skewed definition and restrictive barriers was jolted from their deep slumber by the ‘conscience keepers’ of the society. They choose personal integrity over a façade of glory in the public eye and the rapid return of titles by eminent poets, historians, critics,...

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Delhi Through The Eyes of A Refugee

The Partition of India in 1947 marked the birth of two modern nation-states and the end of British colonialism in South Asia. The move towards the ‘two nation solution’ was accompanied by an unprecedented mass migration (over twelve million people) to and from areas that would become India and Pakistan. It was the defining event of modern independent India and Pakistan, and it is hardly an exaggeration to say that Partition continues to be the defining event of modern India and Pakistan. Partition narratives have shown us that the experience of partition still influences in producing a certain temper of mind, a certain way of...

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