week at the Jaipur Literature Festival, I met up with my former paper,
Rajasthan Patrika and a little piece was done on Mastani, how it came
about and the role of Mastani in the politics of those times and in Baji
Rao's life. Plus inevitable questions about JLF. Wonderful to see
young people so cued in on national interests and issues and asking such
perceptive questions which has some of the panelists stumped too!!
thing came thru loud and clear. here we are all full of the
development happening in Gujarat and how far we have come. JLF was a
national festival with plenty of international analysts as well
expounding on national issues, political, social, economic and literary.
Sadly we gujjus dont figure anywhere. in development they talked of UP
and Bihar racing ahead. literary and politically, gujarat drew a
blank. sad but true.