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You are not meeting my eyes. They are beneath the cloth I wear on my head, actually. No, I am from America. Yes, it is called a hijab. No, this cloth is not hijab . Hijab is not a covering, a hiding-away, a ...

Story - By: - 2015-04-16 23:13 - 0 comments

Talking of Muskaan: A review

Rupali Ghosh provides a review of Himanjali Sankar's  Talking of Muskaan , a recently published novel about sexuality and coming of age for young adult readers. ...

Story - By: - 2015-03-30 23:43 - 0 comments

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.  ...

Story - By: - 2014-09-17 19:58 - 0 comments

Why We’re Not Losing: Decoding Indian Sexuality Politics in an Election Year

  Svati Shah provides a historical sketch of the recent 377 judgement, and frames 377 against the broader backdrop of both the vital LGBTQI movements protesting this law and Narendra Modi's ongoing campaign to be India's next prime ...

Story - By: - 2014-03-25 16:42 - 0 comments

Policing Sex

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.  ...

Story - By: - 2014-03-23 13:14 - 0 comments

insh'allah & airport ode #1

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

Story - By: - 2014-03-23 12:22 - 0 comments

Pride: There is no going back

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. ...

Photo Essay - By: - 2014-03-23 11:52 - 0 comments

Book Review: Corona by Bushra Rehman (Sibling Rivalry Press, 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.  ...

Story - By: - 2013-10-23 23:53 - 0 comments

The Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour: Building Our Movement, One Story At A Time

Anirvan Chatterjee takes us on a tour of Berkeley’s radical South Asian American history, and argues that historical memory is one of the key inspirations for contemporary political movements ...

Story - By: - 2013-10-20 21:25 - 0 comments

Circles of Gender Justice

Dear Readers, Gendered violence plays a pervasive and significant role in the lives of modern women around the globe. In that vein, we present a special issue on women’s responses and activism against gender-based violence in South Asian and South ...

Story - By: - 2013-05-29 22:20 - 0 comments

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