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Podcast: Liesl Schwabe on “The Marching Bands of Mahatma Gandhi Road”

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Liesl Schwabe speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her essay “The Marching Bands of Mahatma Gandhi Road,” which appears in The Common’s spring issue. Liesl talks about the time she spent in Kolkata, India listening to the mostly-Muslim marching bands perform at Hindu weddings and religious ceremonies, and what drew her to this subject. She also discusses the research, writing, and revision that went into this essay, her approach to teaching creative writing, and her next writing projects.

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Podcast: Liesl Schwabe on “The Marching Bands of Mahatma Gandhi Road”
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