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Today, most Westerners still see the war in Afghanistan as a contest between democracy and Islamist fanaticism. That war is real; but it sits atop an older struggle, between Kabul and the countryside, between order and chaos, between a modernist impulse to join the world and the pull of an...
Aju Mukhopadhyay's The Moments of Life is a compilation of 26 short stories. The author's deep understanding of human nature and emotions comes across through the different situations that he explores in each of his stories. Set in different parts of India, mostly in Bengal and sometimes in the...
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