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Bombay 12. From Film Nagari to ‘DAWAT O TABLIGH & ISLAH.’

Bombay 12. From Film Nagari to   ‘DAWAT O TABLIGH & ISLAH.’

  Nostalgia Bandra Bandstand By ZGM   Someone to my delight sent an anonymous poem ‘Bandra Meri Jann’ to me on WhatsApp. The amateurish poem took me on a trek to the Carter Road, the Linking Road, the Pali Hill and Bandstand of the city of dreams. It made me relish the soothing breeze blowing along the Carter Road, relive the experiences of the pageant of buzzing street Bazars, high profile designer boutiques, gaudy and stylish shoes and trendy fashion of … Read entire article »

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Quaid-e-Azam, Kashmir and His Biographers

Z.G. Muhammad I have an admiration for some of the biographers of Mahatma Gandhi, for documenting his life candidly and bringing out some aspect of his life that would otherwise have been slaughtered by hagiologists.  On reading; ‘Gandhi Before India’, written by a contemporary Indian historian, Ramachandra Guha, I became envious of the author for his art of storytelling. The book undoubtedly, as author in his last chapter, ‘How The Mahatma Was Made’, writes, has ‘reconstructed Mohandas K Gandhi less known and sometimes forgotten years in Porbandar, Rajkot, Bombay, London, Durban and Johannesburg, on the basis of contemporary records rather than on retrospective accounts.” While hailing, some biographers of Gandhi or Ramachandra Guha for his ‘reconstructing’, Gandhi’s story before arriving in India, I have a complaint against some of the important … Read entire article »

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