Month: August 2017

MEMOIR OF A MAGNIFICENT MEDICINE MAN

Reginald Massey’s review The inhabitants of India were always reluctant to ‘cross the black waters’ but the vast British empire welcomed, indeed enticed, Indians to work in distant parts of the planet, from the Fiji islands to the West Indies, from Natal to Guiana. Hence the far flung Indian diaspora which on the whole has flourished. Mr Biswas started…

Women Freedom Fighters: Remembering Ahilya Rangnekar

She stitched the tricolour from saris and hoisted it from the prison walls Ahilya Rangnekar came from a progressive family influenced by the values of the social reform. The family’s four daughters, and the daughters-in-law were graduates. On 8 August 1942, in response to the declaration of the ‘Quit India’ movement, Ahilya joined the students…

Confluence is now 15 years old!

Confluence August 2017 issue I am truly delighted to share our latest and the fifteenth-year publication of Confluence magazine with all our readers and writers. Signifying this important milestone, we decided to go for a bumper issue and accommodate all the submissions from our contributors who have been the pillars of this independent magazine so…

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