• Escape Artist. Credit: Aleph Book Company
    Five Poems by Sridala Swami

    In Sridala Swami’s second poetry collection, the speaker attempts to navigate the constraints of the bodied self: death and the decay of age, the fragile nature of love and relationships, and the imposition of national borders.

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    Cartoon: The Voting of India

    The newly elected Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, made a jarring equation when he described his feelings surrounding the killing of 1,000 Muslims during the 2002 Gujarat riots. Illustrator Marian Kamensky captures this callous comment in today’s Curated Cartoons.

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  • Gul Panag
    Twitter Trolls in India: Sexist Abuse as a Tool to Muzzle Women

    This article draws attention to the real increase of sexist online abuse in India via social media channels like Twitter. Female activists who have “tweeted” political messages are consistently targeted for their outspokenness and are met with serious threats that transcend the digital realm. The article was originally published on April 1, 2014 by the Index on Censorship.

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  • Lu Xun
    Servitude

    Tienchi Martin-Liao writes about how the concept of “servitude,” or nuxing, has impacted Chinese and Indian literature and culture throughout history. She then discusses China’s current servitude to wealth and its recent offer to modernize India.

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