Subashini Navaratnam

Subashini Navaratnam is a copywriter from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia who occasionally blogs. She can also be found on Twitter and Tumblr, ambivalently awaiting the devil's coming.

Columns // 4 Articles
Reviews // 41 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Columns

On Those Who Must Work as Whores, and Those Who Can Afford to Just Play at It | 24 Jul 2014 // 8:30 PM

The debate about sex work is usually about the spectacle that accompanies “sex”, rather than about the sex workers and the work of sex. That needs to change.

Enjoy Orientalism-Lite with 'Stranger Magic' | 29 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM

Stranger Magic is an exhaustive compendium of the various tales in the Arabian Nights collection, as well as a robust and energetic investigation into how these stories of “Oriental” myth and folklore have seeped into the European imagination from the 18th century onward.

//Reviews

Questioning Authenticity and Narrative Performance in Dodie Bellamy's 'When the Sick Rule the World' | 9 Feb 2016 // 8:05 PM

A new collection of writings by one of the progenitors of the American New Narrative movement is stylistically impressive, but lacks engagement with its subject matter.

Romance and Rebellion in the Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley | 15 Sep 2015 // 8:05 PM

Charlotte Gordon's dual biography of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley is an engaging read, but it's hampered by pedestrian writing and a too reverent perspective of its protagonists.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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