Reviews

Chronicling courtesans

A new book documents the forgotten history of tawaifs – or courtesans – in northern India.

| Feb 11, 2020

The marriages in-between

A review of Sidharthan Maunaguru’s 'Marrying for a Future: Transnational Sri Lankan Tamil Marriages in the Shadow of War'.

| Jan 29, 2020

Attesting the ‘wounded land’

A review of 'Then There Were No Witnesses' by Ahilan, translated by Geetha Sukumaran.

| Jan 27, 2020

Death and education at a film festival

Film Southasia 2019 provided a glimpse of what Southasia is thinking, feeling, and creating.

| Jan 21, 2020

Documenting Southasia

Film Southasia continues to be a vibrant forum for discussing problems that cut across national borders.

| Jan 21, 2020

Centring the colonised

Priyamvada Gopal’s book throws new light on transnational and class solidarities.

| Jan 13, 2020

Liquid power

On the feats and failings of Southasia’s attempts at regulating water.

| Nov 14, 2019

Resurrecting a forgotten architect

Does the fictionalised retelling of Minnette de Silva’s story do justice to her life and work?

| Oct 07, 2019

From ‘Mother India’ to ‘Mission Mangal’

Homegrown technologies at the service of Indian nationalism in Hindi cinema.

| Sep 18, 2019

Of laughter and reclaiming

A review of Bani Abidi’s 'They Died Laughing', at Gropius Bau, Berlin, 6 June – 22 September 2019, curated by Natasha Ginwala.

| Sep 12, 2019

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