Origins and challenges of the pandemic and a post-coronavirus world
The current COVID-19 illness gripping the world is caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the second severe acute respiratory syndrome virus to emerge since 2002 (the first was the SARS epidemic). As a result of its rapid spread..
Zakaria, Anam., 1971: A People’s History from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.
393pp., Penguin Random House 2019
Anam Zakaria is the author of two books: Footprints of Partition (2011) and Between the Great Divide (2018). Both are oral histories based for the most part on oral narratives. This is her third book in this genre and by far the most difficult to write for reasons which will emerge in this review..
The headline of the business daily Les Echos expresses alarm at the fall of the stock markets and the general crisis of the production system. It is not the Coronavirus that is provoking the economic crisis, but it is a revealing and accelerating factor..
It seems to be dangerous to write about a country that you have visited for only a few days and don’t speak the language of. Too often this becomes merely an exercise in arrogance. And when the country has been under such intense examination by friends and enemies alike, the task is ..