A tourist ticket from Bombay to London on the Chusan cost Rs. 1055. The weight of this ship on the P&O line was 24,000 tonnes. Its color was white and it seemed new and extremely grand and up to date. …
Canton, Ohio (Original Language: Urdu)
Barnard College, New York, NY (Original Language: English)
World Youth Congress
September, 1938: Shall we start talking about the Second World Youth Congress from its very beginning and dutifully mention each important day? Officially the congress was to start on August 16th but August 12th can not be …
Lahore, Pakistan (Original Language: English)
Suleri Meatless Days
Extract reproduced by permission of The University of Chicago Press.
Sara Suleri, Meatless Days (The University of Chicago Press, 1989) [http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/M/bo3774918.html]
Sara Suleri, The Rhetoric of English India (The University of …
Egypt (Original Language: Arabic)
Slowly the twilight lowered its curtain over earth,
cloud-margins bordered, patched and yoked with threads of gold and silver.
Mirrored in the bowers of sunset, tiny lake-images of ruby and pools of emerald faded,
and a gloomy morose melancholy settled …
Bombay, India (Original Language: English)
‘The Retroblog of Najm Tyabji’ [http://nstyabji.wordpress.com/]…
West Sumatra, Indonesia (Original Language: Bahasa Indonesia)
FROM: Chapter 1: A Lake Singkarak Child
Why I was born into this world, I do not know. Why I was born in Minangkabau puzzles me even more. These two things have surprised me very much and have bothered me …
Bamako, Mali (Original Language: French)
From Medical School in Dakar to the Maternity Clinic in Gao
Upon graduating from the medical school in Dakar in 1931, I found myself in Gao (northern Mali) towards the end of December. As soon as I was notified that …
Cambridge, MA (Original Language: English)
Leila Ahmed, ‘A Border Passage – And Some Further Thoughts and Afterthoughts’ [http://barnard.edu/sfonline/heilbrun/ahmed_03.htm]…
Turkey (Original Language: Turkish)
For us Turkish is a beautiful tongue,
Another tongue, is like night to us.
Istanbul speech is
The purest, most refined for us.
In language the word everyone knows
Is considered genuine
The word whose …
Algeria (Original Language: French)
‘THE RIPPED UP LETTER’
A ripped up letter: we are still in the village, during the first days of July 1952.
It is my sixteenth summer, I believe. My father’s angry face hovers over the letter written to me by …