Jawaharlal Nehru

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B.N. Goswamy
The Sarabhais of Ahmedabad contributed substantively to Indian culture and cultural institutions. Prof B.N. Goswamy writes about Aparna Basu’s book on the family, which reminds us of times when the tenor of life was different and when values were very often higher, and nobler, than what we see…
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V.K. Cherian
Whenever independent India’s film history is written, Jawaharlal Nehru’s name undoubtedly comes to the fore. The first prime minister of India not only initiated national policies but influenced the creativity of a host of film-makers as well. We explore Nehru’s contribution to the Indian film…
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Ashish Mohan Khokar
  Shanta Rao made a mark as a strong woman dancer on the Indian stage. She was rather manly looking on stage for those days of delicate dancers, showing strength of body and mind, no wonder she could take to a masculine form like Kathakali with aplomb. She was a strange mixture of deep intellect,…
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Raj Nandy
  The 212-page compendium on Khwaja Ahmad Abbas tells a refreshingly sober and engaging saga of this noble and courageous man, a champion of socialist causes and hallowed human values. Several eminent personalities come together to tell tales of their encounters and moments of instant pull towards…
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Raza Naeem
A review of Bread Beauty Revolution: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, eds. Syeda Saiyidain Hameed and Iffat Fatima, a compilation of writings by a towering intellectual of Nehruvian India (first published in the Friday TImes, June 10, 2016)   The year 1914 was very kind to the Indian subcontinent. Despite being…
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Anwar Abbas
My mother travelled all the way from Panipat to Bombay (now Mumbai) in the mid-1940s to receive proper medical attention in the care of a loving sister-in-law, Mujtabi Khatoon (Mujji). Here in Bombay in a small flat in a building called Samandar Tarang I was born as yet another K.A.A. because…
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  के.के. नैयर- ख्वाजा अहमद अब्बास साहब मैं हाज़िर हुआ हूँ आपके पास इस इरादे से की आप के फन,फन के ये सूरत, ये तहरीक, फिल्म साजी ये सब शामिल है उसमें और जो मोमताज मक़ाम आपने हासिल किया है न सिर्फ अदब में बल्कि जर्नलिज्म और फिल्मों में, तो आपकी जिंदगी आपके रात आपके फन के बारे में मालूमात हासिल करके लोगो…
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H.S. Chandalia
  The stories of Khwaja Ahmad Abbas focus on the much talked about ‘common man’. He is a writer who consciously depicts the tales of those ordinary people who accomplished heroic deeds simply by virtue of their undaunted spirit and the sheer will to survive. Abbas belongs to the tradition of Dr…
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Saaz Aggarwal
Bhai Pratap was not just a Sindhi hero. Given the magnitude of his achievements, the extent of his culture and learning and the impact his decisions and actions had on others, Bhai Pratap was a hero of humankind. And yet, there are no memorials or tomes that commemorate his extraordinary life. He…
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Mohan Maharishi's reminiscences of Ebrahim Alkazi's production of Andha Yug in Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. He recalls Alkazi saying, 'you guys have to compete with that stone, with that monument in the background and come out as actors stronger than the monument.' He played the character of Sanjay in…
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