Canada’s troubling indifference to the Air India bombing
329 people on-board Air India Flight 182 were killed when a bomb, planted in the cargo hold, exploded while the flight was flying at 31,000 feet in Irish airspace. It is the worst mass murder in Canadian history, yet it has barely made a mark on the collective consciousness of the country.
Dr. Chandrima Chakraborty, Associate Professor in the English and Cultural Studies department and a McMaster University Scholar, has been researching the event, the aftermath, and the absence of research on the event.
Dr. Chakraborty has mostly recently written an article appearing on The Conversation about her research and the story behind it. It has also been republished on McMaster’s Brighter World research hub.