The poems of The Country Without a Post Office (published in 1997) are complex and allusive, recalling the culturally rich past of Kashmir, linking that to the carnage in the 1990s.
Although the first Indian romantic film, Devdas, released in 1935, Bollywood’s tryst with romance began in 1929 with the Melody of Love, the first talkie film screened in India at Calcutta’s Elphinstone Picture Palace.
Unsurprisingly, Japanese literature also boasts of several books that centre on cats or have cats as prominent characters.
While the journey to Indonesia with her husband promises a romantic sojourn in exotic lands, reality only brings her the conventional life of the military wife.
Anjum Hasan gives no straightforward answers because there are none.
Let’s understand this with an example confined within the boundaries of our country. If an NRI cannot have an opinion on India or a stake in Indian story, why should a Kashmiri studying in JNU or a Bengali settled in Bangalore have any opinion on Kashmir or Bengal respectively?
Feminism vs Androboulon… Mansplaining vs Muthos… Minorities vs Herland… Linguists dabbling in irony might consider…
Despite etymological and regional differences, Chhau is commonly associated with religious occasions such as the spring festival of Chaitra Parva in April, Gajan Festival honoring Lord Shiva, and the Sun Festival.
Through her college, her reading and her exposure to her immediate world, Aliya, is the diplomatic yet empathetic voice in the story who is able to recognize the unfairness in the way in which society treats people, especially women.
We tangle ourselves in wires and threads of emotions and judgements. So much so, that it is impossible to get out after a while.
“I don’t want to kill the nasty little brute,” Harriet said to Dr Brett after telling how Ben is suffering from a milk infection and needs something for the diarrhoea.
Ahmed hails from a family which practises the Kashmiri folk theatre form, Bhand Pather, which has a long history in the valley. With his interests across various practices, Ahmed brought into his performance elements of Bhand Pather.