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Hello Indian August – how our grand parent welcomed freedom 68 years ago ?

A chapter in the book “Freedom at Midnight” by Dominique Lapierre & Larry Collins that I read many years ago in Pune knocked me three years back while I was going through some old newspaper archives. I tried to match … Continue reading

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Saadat Hasan Manto at 100 : Looking back to the horror of partition through a man who saw it.

 My first encounter with an unknown entity called Saadat Hasan Manto is still vivid in my memory.  For a common Calcutta grown Bengali knowing a short lived urdu write is not only tough but also   seems needless (!!!!). Bengali as … Continue reading

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