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This issue on Policing Sex explores the wider context of the criminalization of homosexuality in India, as well as visions put forth to challenge heterosexism, the police state, and misogyny. 

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's poems evoke borders of bodies and nation.

 

Sabelo Narasimhan reflects on this year's Gay Pride parade in Bombay, India. In the wake of the recent judgement criminalizing homosexuality, the images in this photoessay reveal the unbounded spirit of rebellion and resistance of the community.

This fragmented, musical novel breaks the prettiness of memory, brings irreverent humor where it should, shows the crisscross of ethnic neighborhoods in New York City, and celebrates love in the midst of violence. 

By: Sonny Singh | Published: Oct 21, 2013

Sonny Singh of Red Baraat explores the how revolution has evolved in meaning and music

Radio Samar

Tracks Back Home
Naazneen Diwan, Taz Ahmed

Live reading of poem developed for the South Asians for Justice event "Gujarat Genocide and US Solidarity" in Los Angeles, April 2012

History of Communalism in India
Yasmin Qureshi

History and context of how communalism grew in India (part of SAJ-LA's Gujarat Genocide event)

Zohra Saed | Oct 24, 2013

This fragmented, musical novel breaks the prettiness of memory, brings irreverent humor where it should, shows the crisscross of ethnic neighborhoods in New York City, and celebrates love in the midst of violence. 

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Khalil Bendib

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Disappeared in America A multimedia art project created by the VISIBLE Collective to address the post-9/11 disappearances of Muslims in the US. See also Shobak.org: Outsider Muslims.

Random Five from the Archive

Shahnaz Habib | Issue 24: Untitled (9/26/2006)

"The authors in Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith and Sexuality resist the temptation to simplify Muslimness into one kind—whether geographically, sexually, spiritually or in terms of the many nuances of the Great Veil Debate. Instead, "Iqra" commands the book—"read" the many, the multi-faceted, and the defiant voices of Muslim women. "

Jan 28, 2011
Manu Vimalassery | Issue 15: Dogmas of War (//)

Immigration and Labor After 9/11

Jan 28, 2011
Saurav Sarkar | Issue 16: South Asians and the Politics of Health (12/16/2003)

The Impact of INS Special Registration

Jan 28, 2011
Manu Vimalassery | Issue 17: Untitled (5/29/2004)

An Interview with Pianist Vijay Iyer

Jan 28, 2011
The SAMAR Collective | Issue 18: Overture to a Long Tomorrow (11/3/2004)

Questions for Saru Jayaraman of Restaurant Opportunities Center - New York (ROC-NY)

Jan 28, 2011