Someone asked why I care about Kashmir since I’ve never been there. I’ve never been to most of the places I write about. I don’t write because I care more about human suffering & injustice than others. That’s a misanthropic delusion. Writing about injustice isn’t the sign of more empathy; it’s only putting in words & giving expression to what millions of others also feel. If that weren’t true, there would be no hope for the human race.

I write to let others know what is happening because I am absolutely confident & committed to the belief that when they do, they will be as outraged as I am & want to be part of solidarity.