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Write me down, I am an Indian, my name is Ajmal: A poem of protest for these troubled times
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Write me down, I am an Indian, my name is Ajmal: A poem of protest for these troubled times

After Mahmoud Darwish in Palestine, Agha Shahid Ali in Kashmir and the Miyah poets in Assam

Psychology behind NRC mirrors narrow, dominating side of Assamese language, and its fragile nationalism, cultural identity
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Psychology behind NRC mirrors narrow, dominating side of Assamese language, and its fragile nationalism, cultural identity

If psychology of Nazism shows us the savage part of that ideology, the sympathisers of NRC shows us a lack of moral compass, guilt, empathy for other humans and a fetish for a homeland which is no less anti-Semitic in terms of who it wished to exclude.

Nodir Kul Nai: A short film on Assam's Char Chaporis documents their songs on identity, statelessness
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Nodir Kul Nai: A short film on Assam's Char Chaporis documents their songs on identity, statelessness

Nodir Kul Nai, a short film directed by Parasher Baruah, delves into the lives and cultural legacies of the Char Chaporis of Assam — a community of immigrants facing systematic ostracisation at the hands of local community and authorities alike.

Academicians, writers condemn FIRs against Assam's Miyah poets, say it is attempt to 'malign and criminalise' them
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Academicians, writers condemn FIRs against Assam's Miyah poets, say it is attempt to 'malign and criminalise' them

Miyah poetry, written by Bengali Muslims who have settled in the riverine plains of the Brahmaputra in Assam, has been the subject of much media attention in recent times.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Kulbhushan Jadhav case, backlash to Miyah poetry, Kangana Ranaut on spat with media; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Kulbhushan Jadhav case, backlash to Miyah poetry, Kangana Ranaut on spat with media; today's must-read stories

Editor's Picks: ICJ rules in favour of Kulbhushan Jadhav, Neeraj Shekhar's switch to BJP, backlash to Miyah poetry; today's must-read stories.

Miyah poetry backlash exemplifies the powerful forces unleashed when a group identity is under threat
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Miyah poetry backlash exemplifies the powerful forces unleashed when a group identity is under threat

The idea that people have to pledge loyalty to an official language and may not even write poems in their own language — as seen in the backlash to Miyah poetry — seems pretty extreme by exclusionary standards

What Hiren Gohain's bitter criticism of Miyah poetry tells us about Assamese nationalism
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What Hiren Gohain's bitter criticism of Miyah poetry tells us about Assamese nationalism

Despite its rare acridity, Gohain’s position isn’t out-of-the-blue. He represents a swelling group of jatiyatabadis, spread out evenly across the political spectrum in Assam, who argue that the emergence of Miyah poetry is a threat to the Assamese language and perhaps, even an affront to the Assamese identity.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: US-Iran tensions, Deve Gowda's threat to Karnataka parties, Miyah poetry; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: US-Iran tensions, Deve Gowda's threat to Karnataka parties, Miyah poetry; today's must-read stories

Trump has been itching for a war with Iran, as have been some of the more deranged members of his administration in the US.

For better or verse: Miyah poetry is now a symbol of empowerment for Muslims in Assam
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For better or verse: Miyah poetry is now a symbol of empowerment for Muslims in Assam

Miyah poetry has become the unlikely rallying point for Muslims in Assam