The concluding session of the Hyderabad Literary Festival (HLF) strayed into the communal polarisation post-Babri Masjid demolition and the identity crisis of the ‘minority-within-minority’ communities. Though the subject was delicate, light hearted comments from the panel members ignited smiles among the audience. It was a pleasant Sunday and the writers and visitors enjoyed the jovial mood.
Writers Tabish Khair, Zafar Anjum, Esther David and Flavia Agnes came together on stage for a panel discussion on ‘Minding the Minority’ and talked about being a Jew in Gujarat, a single Christian feminist activist, and an intellectual Bihari Muslim settled abroad. The discussion concluded exploring the identity crisis of a minority-within-minority individual.