Long Lost Lore of a ‘Land’ Called Home

  • Gopa Biswas Caesar

Abstract

I grew up in a household that crossed boundaries.And as a result, I faced relentless questions from my classmates, their parents, my neighbors, local shopkeepers, even pedestrians. Asking uncom-fortable questions tominority people like “why don’t you eat beef?” or “why don’t your men under-go circumcisions?” or “why do you give sambar to your lentil soup?”is normal in Bangladesh, where I live. I was taught to overlook these questions—to know them as rhetorical queries, to which there can be no sane reply. What justified the casual insults hurled at me as a representative of a minority?

Published
2017-08-19
How to Cite
Caesar, G. (2017). Long Lost Lore of a ‘Land’ Called Home. Stream: Interdisciplinary Journal of Communication, 9(1), 14-19. Retrieved from https://journals.sfu.ca/stream/index.php/stream/article/view/245