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Udham Singh: The man who avenged the Jallianwala massacre

Udham Singh: The man who avenged the Jallianwala massacre

An excerpt from ‘The Raj at War’ by Yasmin Khan  On the evening of 13 March 1940 Udham Singh, an itinerant radical and peddler living in London, shot dead a seventy-four-year-old man at Caxton Hall, in the heart of Westminister, a stone’s throw from Westminister Abbey and within minutes of the Houses of Parliament. The victim was Sir Michael O’Dwyer,… Read more →

Retellings of Ramayana, besides The Scion of Ikshvaku

Retellings of Ramayana, besides The Scion of Ikshvaku

Ramayana has been India’s favourite story. The epic has been retold many times over the centuries, but it never fails to captivate the reader or listener. The latest retelling comes from Amish, who calls it the Ramchandra Series. The first book in the series The Scion of Ikshvaku, was released last week. Reviewers have critcised Amish for taking liberties with… Read more →