Book Extract: from Looking Away: Inequality, Prejudice and Indifference in New India

Book Extract: from Looking Away: Inequality, Prejudice and Indifference in New India

Harsh Mander’s latest book laments the erosion in the imperative for sympathy at both  state and individual levels. It is this erosion that is principally at the base of the vast inequities which afflict India. In this extract, Mander compares the traditions of pluralism and acceptance in India with those of Scandinavian nations – traditions…

Habib Tanvir, Citizen of the World

Habib Tanvir, Citizen of the World

Sudhanva Deshpande Habib Tanvir as the Rajpurohit in his signature play, Charandas Chor, Modinagar, Rajasthan, October 2002. Photo by Sudhanva Deshpande. Habib Tanvir (1923-2009), India’s pre-eminent theatre personality, is inextricably linked with Naya Theatre, the theatre company he founded in 1959 with his wife Moneeka Misra Tanvir. His career was characterised by astonishing output and creativity; in…