“I Had to Understand Gandhi Myself” — In Conversation with Tushar, the Great-Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi

INSIDE HIS SPARTAN Mumbai home on the second floor of an ageing building with narrow, dark staircases and walls with peeling plaster that remind one of Fassbinder movies that portrayed life in post-World War Germany, Tushar Gandhi, great-grandson of the Mahatma, looks out of place. For a man of his size, bearing and composure, dressed … Continue reading “I Had to Understand Gandhi Myself” — In Conversation with Tushar, the Great-Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi

Manuscripts That Survived Al-Qaeda Reveal the Medieval Glory of Timbuktu

ONE OF THE ‘Timbuktu Manuscripts’ on display at Ajanta Hall, National Museum, is an 18th-century volume on sexology which promises to be an elaborate treatise on physical intimacy between man and woman, perhaps an African Kamasutra. The statement beneath announces that its author Ghidado bin Ahmad discusses in these pages ‘life and relationship between men and women … Continue reading Manuscripts That Survived Al-Qaeda Reveal the Medieval Glory of Timbuktu