Dragonfly in the Sun


This is a sad day for us all in the subcontinent, and the thin lines that separate Indians from Pakistanis or Bangladeshis or whatever seem so evanescent... Beyond our common historical bonds, we seem to share the gruesomeness of our present, in strange and horrible ways.

Our shared pasts are reflected in our common literature, and one anthology that seems to be aptly titled for today is Muneeza Shamsie's And the World Changed. Published by Women Unlimited, New Delhi.

And Dragonfly? Thats the title of an anthology of Pakistani creative writing, also edited by Muneeza Shamsie, that took its name from a Zulfikar Ghose poem. It seems an appropriate metaphor.

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