Why should we allow them here? “Who are these people? Why are they here?” On Sundays, Gandhi Bazar, a market place in Perumbavoor, a satellite town of Kochi, speaks in the tongues of India’s east—Bengali, Assamese and Oriya. An old man who runs a roadside shop outside the Bazar examines the swelling crowd and its languages and wonders if his hometown will turn into a Bangladesh before he dies. Along with many others in the town, Bangladesh has become a legitimised expleti