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Lonavla, India

Contributors: Kavery Nambisan
Lonavla, India

« Indian writing in English and in other languages is influenced by our past, and it is constantly changed by what lies before us. One of the best things to have happened in the last twenty years is a steady improvement in the translations. »  —Kavery Nambisan, Literary Arts in India

View of Western Ghats near Lonavla
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The letter was from a friend in Bihar, a nun who had trained with me in medical college. She wrote that a rural hospital there, run by the Sisters of Charity, was urgently in need of a surgeon. Was I interested?...

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English writing in India is only a little over a hundred years old. It has been shaped by the cross-currents of history, cultures, mythology and modernism. Traders, travellers, dreamers and aggressors came,...

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Everything I write is nourished by my childhood years. I have a clear memory of the beginning of my ability to remember when I was three plus a few months. My father who had joined India’s freedom struggle was to...

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All those who worship that which is not knowledge enter into darkness

Those who delight only in knowledge enter greater darkness.

- The Upanishads (800-400 B.C.)

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With technological and skills-oriented changes in the medical profession, graduating doctors today have little in the way of interpersonal skills or multidisciplinary perspectives regarding the human condition. With...

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Everything I write is nourished by my childhood years. I have a clear memory of the beginning of my ability to remember when I was three plus a few months. My father who had joined India’s freedom struggle was to...

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