Reviews

The craft of writing

T Padmanabhan’s art in Malayalam literature.

| Jun 07, 2022

“No Sasikala, please”

On the filmic representation of Jayalalithaa and what is lost in translation.

| Mar 11, 2022

Colonial continuities of the ‘good coloniser’

In ‘Unsettling Utopia’ Jessica Namakkal interrogates French occupation of India.

| Feb 09, 2022

Crowd potential

Deconstructing the complex relationship between people and state in Bangladesh.

The global branding of caste

Isabel Wilkerson’s recent book fails to unpack caste, but hints at potential for new solidarities.

Against forgetting. Against erasure.

On meaning, storytelling, and memory-making in Kashmir.

| Nov 11, 2021

Requiem for a remembrance

A review of 'A Passage North' by Anuk Arudpragasam.

| Oct 26, 2021

There is something about Parveen

The cultures of fame, shame, and fear in Bollywood’s tryst with mental health.

| Sep 10, 2021

The quintessential prey

Care, coexistence and predation in a recent Hindi film on human-animal relations.

| Jul 26, 2021

Bordered by violence

On borders and maps as concrete sites of state violence.

| Jul 20, 2021

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