12 May, 2021

Mr Chidambaram’s War

A math question: How many soldiers will it take to contain the mounting rage of hundreds of millions of people?

Mr Chidambaram’s War

The low, flat-topped hills of south Orissa have been home to the Dongria Kondh long before there was a country called India or a state called Orissa. The hills watched over the Kondh. The Kondh watched over the hills and worshipped them as living deities. Now these hills have been sold for the bauxite they contain. For the Kondh it’s as though god has been sold. They ask how much god would go for if the god were Ram or Allah or Jesus Christ?

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