Honey gatherer Mimlu Sen and her bohemian life…

Honey gatherer Mimlu Sen and her bohemian life…

The Honey Gatherers, By Mimlu Sen Reviewed by Piers Moore Ede from the Independent on Sunday, 2 May 2010 Living a bohemian life in France, Mimlu Sen witnesses a performance by the Baul, a group of wandering mystic-minstrels from West Bengal. Captivated by the music, and by one of the musicians in particular, she returns […]

New Indian travelogue: All Kinds of Magic by Piers Moore Ede

New Indian travelogue: All Kinds of Magic by Piers Moore Ede

In April 2004, Piers Moore Ede embarked on a very unusual journey. Disheartened by a world seemingly hooked on material wealth and scientific fact, he decided to travel the world in search of something completely other – the magical, the mystical, the numinous. In All Kinds of Magic, Piers recounts this voyage of re-enchantment, which […]

White Tiger by Indian writer Aravind Adiga

White Tiger by Indian writer Aravind Adiga

Winning the Man Booker prize is something that most authors dream of, although not generally with their first novel. Mirroring India’s rise as a global economy, the novel takes the form of a series of letters written late at night by Balram Halwai, the protagonist, to Wen Jiabao, the Premier of the State Council of […]

‘We’, a film about Indian writer and environmentalist Arundhati Roy

This incredible documentary covers the world politics of power, war, corporations, deception and exploitation. It visualizes the words of Arundhati Roy, specifically her famous Come September speech, where she spoke on such things as the war on terror, corporate globalization, justice and the growing civil unrest. It’s witty, moving, alarming and quite a lesson in […]

Basharat Peer – a passionate and important Indian writer

Basharat Peer – a passionate and important Indian writer

Since 1989, when the separatist movement exploded, more than seventy thousand people have been killed in the battle between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. Born and raised in the war-torn region, Basharat Peer brings this little-known part of the world to life in haunting, vivid detail. Peer tells stories from his youth and gives gut-wrenching […]

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