Dharma Discussion Questions

Vikram Chandra
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In "Dharma," Jago Antia leads Indian forces against those of Pakistan during the war between India and Pakistan in 1971. Research this war. What was the cause? What was the outcome? Why did India support East Pakistan, now Bangladesh? Why is there continuing hostility between India and Pakistan today?

Read a ghost story by another author and compare it to "Dharma." Which is the more successful as a ghost story and why?

One of the reasons Chandra writes stories is to express a variety of, what he called, "visions of the world." What vision of the world is conveyed by "Dharma?" What worldview is implied by a belief in ghosts? Is a belief in ghosts and other supernatural phenomena incompatible with a scientific worldview?

Watch a video of the 2000 movie The Kid, in which the adult character, played by Bruce Willis, encounters his...

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