October 23, 2015
In an extraordinary public statement on live television earlier this week, on the eve of Pakistani Prime Miniser Nawaz Sharif’s visit to...
Reviews
September 24, 2015
This is a race critical review of the BBC documentary India’s Daughter . It seeks to examine the orientalism inherent in this documentary’s...
Reviews
July 6, 2015
The Indian novels written in English that Western readers are most familiar with have been referred to as “the sari and mango novels” by...
Opinion
June 15, 2015
“Dougla” is a slur meaning “bastard” or “mutt.” It has its origins in Bhojpuri, the dialect of Hindi spoken by the majority of Indians who...
Opinion
June 11, 2015
Three months ago, Guyana’s new president, then the candidate of an opposition coalition hoping to unseat the country’s ruling party, was...
Literature
November 12, 2014
Was I ever young enough to want to go out on New Year’s Eve? Or even to want to just stay up until midnight so that the new year wouldn’t...
blog
October 26, 2014
When my brother, his partner, and I decided to catch a late night show of Haider , a film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet set in Kashmir...
Opinion
October 15, 2014
Tales of repression and subjugation are ubiquitous in the military-ruled northernmost borderland of India, the state of Jammu and Kashmir...
Literature
October 6, 2014
Houses in small towns have strange nicknames. My parents' house, for instance, is known to the residents of the locality as White House –...