In which Nicholas Gordon, host of the Asian Review of Books podcast, interviews Namit about Indians (40 mins, audio only).
With narration and music (3:00 mins).
Also: A Musical Book Trailer (1:25 mins).
Namit Arora's TEDx talk on why civic sense matters, why we Indians have so little of it, and what might raise it.
A documentary film about the Kumbh Mela 2013, an ancient pilgrimage festival that's by far the largest gathering of humans on the planet.
A text / video story on Amrit Health Services, a non-profit initiative serving remote villages in south Rajasthan.
A metropolis of the Harappan Civilization in the Rann of Kutch (2600–1900 BCE), with amazing water harvesting and fine reservoirs.
How did Vijayanagar acquire its riches and vast armies that foreign travellers gushed about? What is its legacy in south India?
"Saints, I see the world is mad.
If I tell the truth they rush to beat me,
if I lie they trust me." –Kabir, 15th cent.
Third cent. CE Ikshvaku city, home to the great philosopher Nagarjuna and where rich women were the primary patrons of Buddhism.
Between 5–13th cent. CE, monks from across Asia came to learn grammar, logic, philosophy, theology, astronomy and medicine.
A novel by Namit Arora (India edition, 2019)
“Namit Arora takes the lid off life in the Great Indian Dream of Silicon Valley.” —Jerry Pinto
“A cleverly written tale with a social conscience featuring themes of family, inclusiveness, racial divides, and the theatrics of love.” —Kirkus Reviews
A novelette by Usha Alexander (2017)
When Craig Olsen returns to Idaho to say goodbye to his dying uncle, who raised him, he comes face to face with matters he can no longer evade ... [He] is forced to confront the shadows of his past, including what he must accept and what he must disown about the people he loves.
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