Aparna Gopalan

Aparna Gopalan is a writer, community organiser and anthropology grad student. She divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Ajmer, Rajasthan.

Love, with an albatross attached: Part II

A personal essay about coming of age in the world of hypercompetitive education in 1990s India.

May 18, 2018

Love, with an albatross attached: Part I

A personal essay about coming of age in the world of hypercompetitive education in 1990s India.

May 11, 2018

Latest Articles

Southasiasphere: Issue #6

Digital divide in online classes, long-term impact of Cyclone Amphan, and more.

Karunanidhi and the long shadow of Sri lanka

Between Dravidian politics of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka's Tamil nationalism.

The fight for the commons

Who has the power to secure and legislate public spaces in cities?

A death in the family

A family’s loss, Nepal's weak public healthcare, and the stigma of COVID-19.