December 2000

Review of Eastward to Tartary, by Robert D. Kaplan, published in The Nation, December 18, 2000   Travel writing is a dismal art. From Herodotus, wide-eyed (and perhaps more than a little disoriented) in an India of man-eating ants and black sperm; to Ibn Battuta, the fourteenth-century Arab wanderer who endured the thirst and marauding tribesmen […]

Source: The New York Times, December 10, 2000   A study of the effects of Partition on India’s people. THE OTHER SIDE OF SILENCEVoices From the Partition of India.By Urvashi Butalia.308 pp. Durham, N.C.:Duke University Press. Paper. $17.95.   Like the flash of a supernova, the star of colonialism in India died in an explosion […]

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