Nimmi Gowrinathan

"Nimmi Gowrinathan is the director of South Asia Programs at Operation USA, an international relief organization that works through grassroots partners to promote sustainable post-disaster relief and recovery. She is also a Phd Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. "

Your House is Burning Sister, You Better Pray: The Unholy Union of Patriarchy & Religion in Sri Lanka

Nimmi Gowrinathan and Fathima Cader expose the intensity with which patriarchy upholds a religious nationalism that has Sri Lanka's women, and Muslim women in particular, cornered with little recourse. 

Political Conflict in Relief

Before this year's refugee camps, there were those from last year, and the year before. A legacy of civil strife complicates any tsunami relief efforts in Sri Lanka.

Soft Power of Community Mobilization

In the face of terror in South Asia, from Kashmir to Sri Lanka, counter-terrorism takes new and ever-changing shape. Nimmi Gowrinathan explores the possibilities of community mobilization to protect against the dehumanizing impacts of terror in rural South Asia.

Aftershocks of International Interventions

South Asia and the Caribbean islands share a complex colonial past which tells us that the power of natural disasters to collapse buildings and shatter lives is insignificant when compared to the power of large scale international interventions to erase histories, permanently alter political dynamics, and establish racial hierarchies.

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