Jaipur and Dostoevsky

Taraprakash Joshi, an old man from Jaipur, he’s probably more than 90 years old now – a friend of my parents’ – is a poet and playwright. He was also a magistrate.

He once pardoned a man – I don’t know for which crime – by quoting from Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. He said he couldn’t convict him after having read that book.

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