Remembering the Pen that Scripted a More Humane World

The recent launch of a compilation of journalist, novelist, filmmaker and thinker K.A. Abbas’ s writings highlighted the continuing relevance of his passion for speaking truth to power Mumbai: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas was a journalist and writer, activist and filmmaker, scenarist, scriptwriter, thinker, and philosopher all rolled into one, […]

An African History of the Global Indian

In his novel, Day After Tomorrow, the Kenyan-born novelist Bahadur Tejani told the story of a family of Indian ‘waparis’, or settler-traders, and their interactions with ethnic African groups. The latter were ill-treated and abused as ‘racially inferior’, a category sanctioned by the colonial system. On one occasion, […]