The Great Hedge of India – A Review

The Great Hedge of India: The Search for the Living Barrier that Divided a People by Roy Moxham My rating: 5 of 5 stars “When I had first started my search for the Customs Hedge, I had been looking for a folly, a harmless piece of English eccentricity. It had been a shock to findContinue reading “The Great Hedge of India – A Review”

The Argumentative Indian – A Review

The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity by Amartya Sen My rating: 4 of 5 stars Published during the decade of rising communal violence, every essay in this book urges Indians to figure out an identity that is not rooted in their religion. Most Indians have a largely black and white attitudeContinue reading “The Argumentative Indian – A Review”

How Much Should a Person Consume – A Review

How Much Should a Person Consume?: Environmentalism in India and the United States by Ramachandra Guha My rating: 4 of 5 stars There is a stigma attached to grown-up people who care too much about the environment. Once, when I was 15, my school friends and I were riding our bicycles back to our homes.Continue reading “How Much Should a Person Consume – A Review”

Ants Among Elephants – A Review

Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India by Sujatha GidlaMy rating: 4 of 5 stars My friend and I were talking about reservations in the Indian Education system when we realized that we don’t even know the right vocabulary to discuss it. Both of us were going on about itContinue reading “Ants Among Elephants – A Review”