Re: Gail Omvedt comparing coverage of Mumbai terror attack with Orissa situation
The Mumbai attacks were aimed at the very soul of India whereas Orissa situation is internal problem. So it like comparing apples and oranges.
This is similar to the WTC Sep 11 attacks and the Oklahoma bombing which domestic terrorist attack on April 19, 1995 aimed at the U.S. government in which the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Certainly the US response/publicity to the WTC attacks was a million times more compared to Oklohama bombings since the former threatened and questioned its very survival.
Even many Indians won't claim to understand the inner workings of India and here we have the likes of Martha Nussbaum, Gail Omveld who consider themselves Indian scholars and they cannot even get these basics straight. Arrant nonsense!
This comment in sepia mutiny will resonate will many who have read the superficial and highly biased writings of Gail "And Gail Omvedt is an historian only in the sense that a turkey and T-Rex can be classified along the same bilogical clade" http://www.sepiamutiny.com/sepia/archives/003868.html
I hope Cynthia treats the Orissa situation on its own merits and does not confuse the issue with Mumbai attacks.
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