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The Bookshelf: The Man Who Learnt To Fly But Could Not Land
The Caravan|September 2020
The Bookshelf: The Man Who Learnt To Fly But Could Not Land
This 2013 novel, newly translated, follows the trajectory of its protagonist, KTN Kottoor.

Thachom Poyil Rajeevan Translated by PJ Matthew

Born into affluence in the Malabar district during the British Raj, he gets embroiled in the struggle for Independence, becoming an activist, communist and writer.

HACHETTE, 336 pages

The Man Who Learnt to Fly but Could Not Land The Man Who Learnt to Fly but Could Not Land is a poignant exploration of the power of writing, the chaos of a country's rebirth and the life of an idealist caught up in the maelstrom. Shop Now

RESISTING DISAPPEARANCE MILITARY OCCUPATION AND WOMEN’S ACTIVISM IN KASHMIR

Ather Zia

Ather Zia’s intimate ethnography focusses on what she calls “daily transformations and what might emerge as gradual emancipatory processes instigated by a protracted war” in Kashmir. She writes about the work of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons, the intergenerational mourning of enforced disappearances and the increase in women’s participation in civilian demonstrations.

ZUBAAN, 288 PAGES

Resisting Disappearance: Military Occupation and Women’s Activism in Kashmir Drawn from Ather Zia’s ten years of engagement with the APDP as an anthropologist and fellow Kashmiri activist, Resisting Disappearance follows mothers and “half-widows” as they step boldly into courts, military camps, and morgues in search of their disappeared kin. Shop Now

THE PLAGUE UPON US

Shabir Ahmad Mir

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September 2020