Episode 308: Saaz Aggarwal Enters a Vanished Homeland

Borders and nation states can sometimes seek to divide communities — but isn’t that a bit like cutting water with a knife? Saaz Aggarwal joins Amit Varma in episode 308 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss her work chronicling the history and culture of the Sindhi people — and her own rich life as a writer and artist.

Also check out:
1. Saaz Aggarwal on AmazonInstagramLinkedInScrollOpen and her own website.
2. Sindh: Stories from a Vanished Homeland — Saaz Aggarwal.
3. Sindhi Tapestry: Reflections on the Sindhi Identity — Saaz Aggarwal.
4. The Amils of Sindh: A Narrative History of a Remarkable Community — Saaz Aggarwal.
5. Losing Home: Finding Home — Saaz Aggarwal, with illustrations by Subhodeep Mukherjee.
6. The Six Sigma Dabbawalas of Mumbai — Samatvam Academy.
7. That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen — Frédéric Bastiat.
8. Frédéric Bastiat’s writings at Bastiat.org and Amazon.
9. Remembering Frédéric Bastiat (2007) — Amit Varma.
10. Autobiography of Malcolm X — Malcolm X, as told to Alex Haley.
11. A Shot At History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold — Abhinav Bindra with Rohit Brijnath.
12. Odyssey: My Journey Through Life — Nandlal P Tolani with Saaz Aggarwal.
13. Veda Aggarwal’s website.
14. Comparative Advantage.
15. Caste, Capitalism and Chandra Bhan Prasad — Episode 296 of The Seen and the Unseen.
16. ‘Indian languages carry the legacy of caste’ — Chandra Bhan Prasad interviewed by Sheela Bhatt.
17. The Loneliness of the Indian Woman — Episode 259 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Shrayana Bhattacharya).
18. Vipassana meditation at Dhamma.org.
19. India Moving — Chinmay Tumbe.
20. India = Migration — Episode 128 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Chinmay Tumbe).
21. Rekhta.
22. The Refreshing Audacity of Vinay Singhal — Episode 291 of The Seen and the Unseen.
23. Stage.in.
24. Nanak Was Here — Episode 166 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Amardeep Singh).
25. Songs of Kabir — Kabit, translated by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra.
26. Doorway To Sindh — Aruna Madnani’s project.
27. In defence of suit, boot — Chandra Bhan Prasad.
28. The Good Lion — Ernest Hemingway.
29. Episodes of The Seen and the Unseen with Ajay Shah: 12345678.
30. Eye Cosmetic ‘Surma’: Hidden Threats of Lead Poisoning — K Goswami,
31. Nandita Bhavnani on Amazon and YouTube.
32. Toba Tek Singh — Sadat Hasan Manto.
33. Memories and Things — Episode 195 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Aanchal Malhotra).
34. Remnants of a Separation — Aanchal Malhotra.
35. Beyond the Rainbow — Murli Melwani.
36. Kurt VonnegutPhilip RothDouglas AdamsLeslie Thomas and PG Wodehouse on Amazon.

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Episode art: ‘Tapestry’ by Simahina.


Errata: Contrary to what I said in the introduction to this episode, It was Saaz’s mother and not Saaz who was born a Bijlani. Apologies! — AV