Reading Amitava on 18 Feb 2010 12:27 pm
Here’s a link to Basharat Peer’s appearance on the Diane Rehm show. Please listen to the interview but also the questions at the end. I thought Peer was very deft, very sharp in his responses. I was a little taken aback by the fact that the Indian callers were all vicious nationalists. One even accused the author of hypocrisy, saying that since Peer studied in India he should be grateful to the country rather than complaining about injustice. Would these people have said the same to Gandhi and Nehru who were educated in England but led a revolution against it?
UPDATE: Pankaj Mishra has this to say about the book on the NYR blog.