Tagged with India

For what shall I wield a dagger?

For what shall I wield a dagger?

Over the (all-too-brief) reading week, I watched an Indian art-house film from 2002, Mr. and Mrs. Iyer. The film is set in 2001, around communal riots in an unspecified region of the country – somewhere near an unnamed hill station (!). Photography plays a significant role in the film, as the hero is a wildlife … Continue reading

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General Ochterl…

General Ochterlony was a gentleman and cordially hated the hill people. This excellent turn of phrase comes to you from Gayatri Spivak’s 1984 “The Rani of Sirmur” (254) 

The Realm of the Irrelevant

The Realm of the Irrelevant

I love this picture. Not because it’s a beautiful piece of photography, or for any remotely artistic reason (though, I have been known to take the occasional good shot). This is just a street in Mumbai, India. It is also a picture of a ruins in the middle of a vibrant urban centre. Ruins from … Continue reading

Promises, promises…

So, contrary to what I originally thought, I had promised to explain my Major Research Project (which is like a thesis, but shorter, and doesn’t require a defence – but is accompanied by more coursework) in my first post. My sincerest apologies to those of you who were banking on my expounding the many fascinating … Continue reading