There is news about another rape case (alleged rape case?) making wavers in India and Twitter regular @conradkbarwa posted some excerpts from a book by poet and journalist Nirupama Dutta that you can see below: TW: Discussion of Rape and Sexual Violence The pervasiveness of sexual violence for Dalit Women across all settings, pp.10-12, […]
This topic came up a few days ago on Twitter because I happened to tweet: Maybe Sikhs will restore balance to India. Maybe this is their task in history… https://t.co/0nVh1pznTr — omar ali (@omarali50) September 25, 2020 The original tweet I was quoting is about the arrest of a Sikh leader who had gone […]
My father, Nadir Ali, writes short stories and poetry in Punjabi. He is in his mid-eighties now and has been writing his autobiography in Punjabi and my sister translated a segment that deals with his memories of partition. He was a little over 11 years old at that time. My grandfather was a lawyer in […]
The Garrison State: Military, Government and Society in Colonial Punjab, 1849-1947 (SAGE Series in Modern Indian History) The following is a review sent in by Major Agha Humayun Amin (retd). As usual, Major Amin is sometimes, shall we say, harsh, but his knowledge of this subject is encyclopedic and always worth reading.. My first association […]
Punjabi Genetic Variation In 1000 Genomes: Hindu Caste In The Land Of The Pure?. I don’t know much about caste in Punjab (Pakistan) at all. But there’s a lot of genetic structure in this Lahore sample (these are people who claim their parents are Punjabis).