An Emissary From The Past

THE BRIEF

Retired Professor of History, Agastya Sahai, ought to be every pupil’s comeback when pulled up for daydreaming.

Sahai, the schizo, witnesses episodes through the ages, first hand. He’s lived through every peak and trough and twist, on battlefields and conflict zones, in courts and castles, at conferences and negotiations, amongst monarchs and mutineers, stockpiling every debacle; every triumph to reminisce in retirement.

History, they say, is like a labyrinth. Once you’re inside, who knows where it may lead…

To our hallucinatory professor, this is indeed, his-story.

THE DE-PARTED

Location: Present-day Kutch. Character Assumed: Zoya Setting: Zoya, now 87, caresses the White Sands of the Rann. There was a time when it was whole. Until...

ONE PEOPLE, ONE CREED

Setting: Ibadat Khana, ‘The House of Worship’ of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Religious leaders and ministers convene to define and discuss the feasibility of adopting...

THAT GREAT CHARTER

Setting: An unofficial meeting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Committee to discuss potential articles to be included in the declaration. Focus: The Magna...