Reviews

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

Reframing the Dalit experience

A new photobook on Dalits in Nepal brings out previously unheard voices and unseen visions.

| Aug 22, 2019

Young rebellions

A new book chronicles the recent wave of youth movements in India against ascendant Hindutva and neoliberalism.

| Jul 22, 2019

How hate works

A new book profiles individuals who participated in the 2002 anti-Muslim Gujarat pogroms.

| Jul 05, 2019

Nagarkirtan’s intersections

Kaushik Ganguly’s transgender love story is a nuanced and unflinching account of life on the margins.

| Jun 03, 2019

A novel of thresholds

‘Basanti’ and writing the New Woman in Odia literary culture

| May 22, 2019

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