India, today, is a mere shadow of its former self. Its limbs cut off and forgotten. Forgotten are Sindhu, Chittagong, Dhaka, and Lahore. Because compromises were made, solutions were promised but never delivered, and yet, the names are still revered in the sub-continent. Tarek Fatah ji enumerates the mistakes of 1947 and the possible solutions, if any.
About Speaker: –
Tarek Fatah is an author and a weekly columnist for the Toronto Sun. He hosts a weekly Sunday afternoon talk show on Toronto’s CFRB NewsTalk 1010. His book “Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State” was runners-up for the prestigious Donner Prize in 2008 while his second book “The Jew is Not My Enemy” won the Helen and Stan Vine Award in 2010.
I am an Indian born in Pakistan, a Punjabi born in Islam; an immigrant in Canada with a Muslim consciousness, grounded in a Marxist youth. I am one of Salman Rushdie’s many Midnight’s Children: we were snatched from the cradle of a great civilization and made permanent refugees, sent in search of an oasis that turned out to be a mirage.