“The Shiloh War Memorial in Tennessee in the USA is a baffling place because it celebrates the patriotism of both sides in a long, brutal, divisive war (the US Civil War of the 1860s). The very idea is in every way alien to everything we grow up believing about patriotism and nationhood. And yet somehow, it works in Shiloh.
But when I visited there, I found myself filled not with thoughts about that Civil War, but about India and Pakistan, our soldiers and our memorials.”
Dilip explores some of those thoughts at Manthan.
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Dilip D’Souza, Author, Columnist, Commentator and Activist
Dilip D’Souza is a versatile author, columnist, commentator and activist.
He has written books based on roadtrips around the US (Roadrunner, HarperCollins, 2009); on the Narmada dams controversy (The Narmada Dammed, Penguin India, 2002); on India’s ex-“criminal” tribes (Branded by Law, Penguin India, 2001); essays on patriotism (New Glory: Peace as Patriotism, Wiscomp, 2005); Essays in several different anthologies and several hundred articles in newspapers and magazines all over India: Indian Express, Times of India, Tehelka, Hindustan Times, DNA, Outlook, Seminar, EPW, Hindu and Manushi, besides the Internet publications rediff.com and indiatogether.org. Had articles in the Washington Post, salon.com, The Glasgow Herald, The New Internationalist and the Brown Alumni Monthly.
Has been on the editorial board of Humanscape and the consumer magazine Keemat. Was on the board of trustees of Bombay International School.
He reads widely, plays tennis, enjoys speaking to students, photography and has learned classical piano for many years