The essential India – Gopalkrishna Gandhi – Hindustan Times

The Essential India:

The school had an exhibition on with a Hindi stall as well. I asked a girl who was standing beside a Hindi poster that most predictable of questions, “What is your name?”. She looked steadily at me and without faltering said, “Meraa naam Divya hai…” That beautifully enunciated reply in Khariboli, coming from a Tamil-speaking girl in the elephant belt of Anakkatti did more to make India cohere for me than anything I had experienced in a long time.

The essential India – Hindustan Times.

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