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In a collection of freshly written essays, Rakhshanda Jalil celebrates poetry's healing properties, while cautioning against prioritising one's religion over our shared humanity


Chintan Girish Modi
Love in the Time of Hate: In the Mirror of Urdu
Author: Rakhshanda Jalil
Publisher: Simon & Schuster India
Pages: 264
Price:  Rs 699

“When push comes to shove in the New India that is Bharat, not even speaking English will give me an exit pass if a mob baying for Muslim blood were to gherao me. All my so-called privileges can be brought to naught by a crowd of lumpens. This realisation is chilling,” writes Rakhshanda Jalil in her new book Love in the Time of Hate: In the Mirror of Urdu.

The author, translator and literary historian, who is an authority on Urdu literature,

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First Published: Jun 11 2024 | 9:09 PM IST

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