Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorMangalagiri, ANen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-07T10:32:57Z
dc.date.issued2020-08-22en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/66799
dc.description.abstractThe recent clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers in the Galwan Valley has unleashed a new wave of anti-China sentiment and violent rhetoric in India. Can literature help us respond to the China–India border clash more ethically? Krishan Chander’s 1964 novel Ek Gadha Nefa Mein (A Donkey in NEFA), based on the 1962 China–India border conflict, offers a way of denouncing the destruction of war without leaving unquestioned the inherently violent task of drawing and defending national borders. The satirical novel tells the story of its protagonist, a talking donkey, caught in the front-lines of Tawang, and bearing witness to the atrocities of war. Through his witty and wise donkey, Chander challenges us to shift the terms of our outrage beyond national categories and to stand instead on the side of a humanism that knows no national borders.en_US
dc.format.extent17 - 19en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofEconomic and Political Weeklyen_US
dc.titleA Donkey’s Wisdom: Can Literature Help Us Respond to the China–India Border Clash?en_US
dc.typeArticle
pubs.issue34en_US
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
pubs.publisher-urlhttps://www.epw.in/journal/2020/34/commentary/donkeys-wisdom.htmlen_US
pubs.volume55en_US
rioxxterms.funderDefault funderen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectDefault projecten_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record