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Spit, A Glorious Tradition

Saleem isn't the only one who won't let go of his spittoon.

The Widow Dies

This infamous lady gets her life examined by the New York Times.

Curious About India?

Pack your bags and let's go!

Let's Swing By Pakistan While We're At It

An extended vacation is always the best kind…

MOVIE OR TV PRODUCTIONS

Two Hours Or 500 pages?

Sure, the movie is shorter than the book, but not that much shorter.

Who's Afriaid Of The Big Bad Book?

Apparently everyone in India, since no one wants to show the movie there.

HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS

A Walk Down Memory Lane

An interview with Rushdie about history and his new novel, The Enchantress of Florence.

That's A Lot Of Dough

Perhaps this didn't happen, but wouldn't the world be better if it had?

VIDEO

Resistance And Peace

Learn a little more about Satyagraha though Ghandi's grandson.

Way More Heartwarming Than We Remember It

We guess they had to change some stuff to make the movie, but how did Saleem get so handsome?

AUDIO

They Go Mad…

Listen to the hot song climbing the charts during the Bangladesh Liberation War.

IMAGES

The Boyhood of Raleigh

This is a kind of weird picture to have in a kid's room, isn't it?

Jamila Singer?

That doesn't look like a brass monkey to us.

The Perforated Sheet?

Somehow we expected it to be made out of gold or something. Maybe we're just too attached to it.

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