Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Doctor and the Saint

In her introduction to the annotated critical edition of Dr B.R. Ambedkar’s ‘Annihilation of Caste’ (Navayana, 2014), Arundhati Roy looks at the ways in which caste plays out in modern India, and how the conflict between Ambedkar and Gandhi continues

A life of music: Patha Chatterjee on Gangubai Hangal

Deepa Ganesh gives a “captivating and perceptive account of the life and music of Gangubai Hangal”. Deepa Ganesh’s biography, A Life in Three Octaves, brings alive the musical journey of Gangubai Hangal and her day-to-day existential struggles. It was a

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