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Herawati Latip
1941
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 considered of less importance. The morning of that day saw the S.D. President Roosevelt with the delegates from various participating countries sail in the New York harbour.…

Meatless Days

Sara Suleri
1989
Lahore, Pakistan (Original Language: English)

 

 

Suleri Meatless Days

 

Extract reproduced by permission of The University of Chicago Press.

 

Further reading: 

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 Chicago Press, 1992) [http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/R/bo3697182.html]

Sara Suleri Goodyear, Boys will be Boys (The University of Chicago Press, 2003) [http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/B/bo3632306.html]

 

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A Border Passage

Leila Ahmed
1999
Cambridge, MA (Original Language: English)

Leila Ahmed, ‘A Border Passage – And Some Further Thoughts and Afterthoughts’ [http://barnard.edu/sfonline/heilbrun/ahmed_03.htm]…

Yali

Atiya Fyzee
1898
Janjira, India (Original Language: English)

EXTRACT FROM YALI AKHBAR (1898)

9th May [18]98

“Yali”

 

First of all I will beg the reader’s pardon, especially dear ma’s (as she prefers Urdu) for writing in English. I tried in Hindustani but the “kulum” proved a complete failure. I just want to give a brief account of our never-to-be forgotten voyage from Murud.

Yesterday at the usual time in the early morn, the steamer that was to convey us was signalled as in view.…