Screen grab from YouTube of Vir Das’s Monologue on “Two Indias”

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Mr. Shanbhag at his desk in Premier Bookshop — a still from the film “Mr. Shanbag’s Shop” by 100 and One Rupee Productions; Screengrab from YouTube

A Makeshift Cremation Ground in Delhi. Photo Credit: Reuters / Danish Siddiqui

Gandhi, during the Dandi Salt March, 1930 (Source:

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