Poppat as the portrait of an ‘ideal’ poor man.
Poppat, a man of indeterminate age, is a mentally challenged beggar and has spent the last 40 years of his life ‘beneath the famous chhatris dedicated to valiant Rajput warriors of Kutch’. Despite his predicament of lacking fundamental faculties he never ‘forgets to pay’ for the tea he is offered at the temple. He is [...]
Courage as Virtue: Corrections as Courage
Over the last few weeks, I have been reviewing what I have written and thinking about what I want to write, here and elsewhere, with a growing sense of despair. The writing was burdened with tired affectations, performative interjections and trite insights.