by Girija Shettar To watch British-Indian dancer Subhash Viman Gorania perform is, in one word, exciting. It was while scouring YouTube for spiritually uplifting performers to write about that I discovered Subhash’s stunning dance film Immersion, which showcases a mixture of contemporary and Indian classical dance skills. A physically beautiful dancer, Subhash’s movements are sharp as…

Film Review: Ranjan Ghosh’s Ahaa Re (The Two Lovers, 2019)

By LALIT MOHAN JOSHI India’s new generation filmmaker Ranjan Ghosh, seems to have arrived with his third Bengali feature ‘Ahaa Re’ (The Two Lovers, 2019), an unusual love story that revolves around food as a unifier. The title is a wacky play of the Sanskrit/Hindi/Bengali word ‘Ahaar’ meaning food. The film has been continuously doing…

Book Review: A Pakistani Perspective on the Partition of the Punjab

by Reginald Massey Over the past seven decades many books have been written about the creation of Pakistan, the independence of India and the traumas of Partition. The tragedies of the pillage, the massacres, the rapes and the movement of vast populations uprooted from their homes and hearths has been well documented. Unfortunately very often…

Book review: Logathasan Tharmathurai’s ‘The Sadness of Geography: My Life as a Tamil Exile’                                                 

  Reviewed by Charles Sarvan Dundurn Publishers, Toronto, 2019 Exile, whether temporary or permanent; voluntary or enforced, is as old as human history. ‘Sadness of Geography’ (more memoir than autobiography) begins with what may be seen as the end of a journey: the memoirist arriving in Montreal and declaring that he’s a Tamil in need…

Confluence May 2019 Issue

Confluence May 2019 issue(Click here to open the link) Editorially Speaking Dear readers, I write this editorial with mixed feelings. Firstly, I am very pleased to bring another issue of Confluence amidst many constraints upon us, the editors. This is something the entire publishing world is undergoing in the modern days, but our situation is…

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