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Venice Diary

Suddenly there's the anxious desire of European seminarians to know how we co-exist, so they too might learn

Venice Diary
Venice Diary
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In The Frothsam

The distinguished Indian sociologist is apoplectic. I have just delivered to a largely Italian and Western audience in the Venetian seminary of San Giorgio di Maggiore my intervention on ‘Islam in India and Europe: Past and Present’. “Sheer propaganda,” says the academic, “sounds like a press release from an Indian diplomatic mission.” I’m suitably chagrined, but, unfortunately, he has to leave after the coffee-break and can’t challenge me in the Q&A session that follows.


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