December 10, 2021
This 19th-century short story might help combat racism against refugees today...
"The Kabuliwala" is a fictional short story by one of India's most beloved writers, Rabindranath Tagore. He wrote it in the 19th century and based his main character, an Afghan migrant, on Kabuliwalas he saw in his own Calcutta lane.
The story helped combat prejudice against migrants and refugees in Tagore's day, according to historians and scholars. (...)
It's a fictional story of an immigrant father forced to leave his daughter behind... (read more)