Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

Freedom at 75

Independence in Pakistan and India

August 14–15, 2022.

As Pakistan and India celebrate 75 years of independence from Britain, I think about the land of my birth (India), of my people, and of the meaning of freedom across South Asia. I think about:

  • the freedom fighters and committed masses who forced the British out after decades of sacrifice, by every means at their disposal;
  • the partition violence that accompanied independence, the product of imperialist meddling and our own sectarianisms;

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Pranav Jani

Pranav Jani

Assoc Prof, English, Ohio St (postcolonial/ethnic studies). Social justice organizer. Writer, speaker. Desi. Family guy. Singer. Wannabe cook. He/him. @redguju.