Ambassador of Urdu, cherished in India and Pakistan alike, Gopi Chand Narang passes away at 91

In one of his conversations about his close friend and eminent Urdu scholar Gopi Chand Narang, writer-filmmaker Gulzar had once said: “Do pao pe behta dariya, ek pao pe thehri jheel/ Jheel ki naabhi par rakhi hai Urdu ki roshan taqdeer… Dr Gopi Chand Narang (A river flowing on two feet, a lake resting on … Read more

The Reading Room: 7 Dalit voices on the books they wish people read more to understand India’s caste history and politics

Recommendation: The Politics of Untouchability: Social Mobility and Social Change in a City of India by Owen Lynch (Columbia University Press, 1969) The Politics of Untouchability: Social Mobility and Social Change in a City of India by Owen Lynch (Source: Amazon.in) Why? This is a well-researched book and has evolved through in-depth fieldwork in the … Read more