Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Writing this book has put me in possession of a mass of information I will most likely never be able to bring up in conversation, merely because of its irrelevancy to my present circumstances in life. Who will ever ask me about India? For example, did you know that growing discontent among the untouchables of India resulted in the Quit Hindu movement in 2001? It did. Its leaders met on the fourteenth of October to decide on what religion, and on the fourth of November, 100,000 dalits converted to Buddhism. And did you know that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was elected into office in 1998 and lost their position in 2004 to the National Congress party?