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Sunday, April 12 2009

India Shining?: America’s Indian Moment

Perhaps Slumdog Millionaire is an elaborate, cinematic version of Bobby Jindal. Perhaps Western audiences have so deeply appreciated Boyle's film because it subtly reiterates a symbolic order that is as familiar as colonial conquest.


Monday, April 6 2009

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

Disarming and fiercely persuasive, the author's portrait of India may not be sacred or exotic, but he continues to clothe the country in binaries -- if not stale ones, then divisions of his own.


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