Beyond the Border, Partition for the Rest of Us

August 15, 2017

Partition is a violent experience felt by all, not just those in the middle of the gore. Not just then, but also now. In our collective imagination, Partition always comes with its evocative word associations: the year 1947, the sundered lands of Punjab, and, sometimes, the severed halves of Bengal. The words Hyderabad and 1948 … Read More


February 6, 2015

When I was in high school I would change my clothes in the summer at my friends’ houses, in my sister’s car, on the side of my house and a countless number of other secret spots I’ve found over the years. My “friends” would say, “It’s so hot out! Why are you wearing pants are you … Read More