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Foreword by Professor Robert Calder

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Elephants are nearly universally admired, often loved, and frequently revered as animals with depths of feeling and understanding of which humans are only partially aware. They mourn their dead, sometimes reverently taking the tusks from an abandoned carcass to some distant and hidden elephant graveyard, a place to which those in the wild are known to go when they sense the …

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Happy Birthday Uncle Amin!

Note: This post to Uncle Amin will remain only until August 15, 2014 and then be removed from this site. My dearest Uncle Amin, I find it so interesting that your birthday on August 15th, falls on Indian Independence Day. India may have become ‘independent’ from the British in 1947, but have we, as an Indian diaspora, ever really become …

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Introduction by Karim

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Both my maternal grandfather and my paternal grandfather fed me a formidable feast of nourishing stories when I was a child. I have written about my maternal grandfather, Hassanali Gwaderi, in the section on this website entitled The Khyber. I have written about my paternal grandfather, Gulamhussein Ajania, in the section on this website entitled Shooting an Elephant. Both my grandfathers were …

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