Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2012’


Foreword by Martin

Foreword to┬áThe Gulab Archipelago by Martin Kendall I have been honoured to be invited to write a foreword to The Gulab Archipelago, having been friends with Karim during the period it covers as we attended the same school and walked to school together. Indeed, I was witness to one of the racial attacks which Karim suffered and, to my eternal …

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The Gulab Archipelago

Downstairs was England. Upstairs was India. In English, I said “uncle Salim.” In Gujarati, I said “Salim Uncle.” Downstairs, it was shepherd’s pie and treacle tart with runny yellow custard. Upstairs, it was spicy samosas and sweet gulab jamun in a glistening sticky syrup. Epilogue The seven Badgers Stories occurred when I was about seven years old. It was now …

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