Month: June 2016

Enforced disappearance of persons in Sri Lanka: Legacy and ongoing challenges

By M.C.M. Iqbal (This is an abridged version of a presentation made at a meeting at the University of London on 25th April, 2016) http://groundviews.org/2016/05/19/enforced-disappearances-in-sri-lanka-legacy-and-ongoing-challenges,/ Featured image courtesy TamilGuardian Enforced disappearance of persons remains one of the widely known human rights violations in Sri Lanka.  The machinery that had been set up during the past…

History Was Made Today

By Malathy Sitaram Friday, the 24th of June, 2016 will go down in British History as the day of a seismic political shock that shook the country and the world as it became clear by midnight last night that the Leave camp was winning. By early morning that result was confirmed. The people had spoken…

SHORT STORIES BY SOUTH ASIAN AUTHORS

The crafting of short stories has of late been somewhat neglected because writers of fiction strive to create Great Novels that will sell by the millions, be made into films or TV serials and thus make them lots of dosh. The question I ask myself is: Are we writers writing to become ‘rich and famous’ or do…

Book Review: Jasbir Jain’s The Diaspora Writes Home

By Ajay K Chaubey ‘Home’, ‘Memory’, and ‘Nostalgia’ are the distinctive features of diasporic writing, which in turn are linked to an author’s identity, which is based on a sense of belonging to a nation, religion, or ethnicity. The features of diaspora narratives are also intrinsically connected with one another. The writer is engaged in…

Vatayan poetry Awards for Madhu Chaturvedi, Yogesh Patel and Kunwar Bechain

The Vatayan Poetry on South Bank Award Ceremony-2016 took place on 19th May at House of Lords in the presence of the Baroness Flather of Windsor & Maidenhead, Patron of Vatayan, Mr CB Patel, Editor of Gujrat Samachar and Asian Voice Newspapers and Tanya Wells, singer, songwriter and composer. In chair was Dr MZA Shakeb, historian…

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