Shibli Numani’s imagined community
A 19th-century travelogue from northern India challenges colonial orientalism.
Prayer of the crossing
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Performing lust, rendering misogyny
Netflix’s ‘brave new’ offering treads old ground.
All she had to say
In the embrace of letting go
A Tibetan writer’s personal essay on a death in the family.
A short story
Not quite Satyajit Ray’s world
Looking back at early critics' cold reception of the filmmaker's seminal work.
From Darjeeling to Aracataca
A novelist on literary homelessness.