Rage Against the Veil

Another rec from Inga la Gringa… a telling of the tragic life of Dr. Homa Darabi by her sister, Parvin Darabi.

Stoning of Soraya M

Our columnist Inga la Gringa recommends this journalistic account of the life and death of an Iranian woman, Soraya, who was killed by stoning as persecution for her alleged marital infidelity. The Islamic regime of the Ayatollah Khomeini is depicted as a breeding ground for fundamentalist vigilantism reminiscent of the witch hysteria of early Salem, Massachusetts. 

The Cost of Living

In two essays, the acclaimed fiction writer examines how the debates around dam building and nuclear power reflect some of the issues facing modern India.

Autobiography : The Story of My Experiments With Truth

Gandhi’s inner musings on truth and non-violence.

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