About Ankietaa Chakraborty

Posts by Ankietaa Chakraborty:

The Stepfather

I was told by my grandfather, Boris, that the man with my mother in the only picture of hers hanging over the mantelpiece was my father and I believed that, till I was nine. The man who told me stories about my dad died two days before I turned...

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Butterflies in the Closet…

The other day I read an article in the New Yorker by Paul Rudnick. It was a spoof piece on the sexuality of India’s most famous Gandhi titled ‘I was Gandhi’s Boyfriend ‘. Paul Rudnick’s piece was inspired by Joseph Lelyveld’s biography of MK Gandhi, Great Soul. The book...

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