Dangerous Books

Somebody remarked: ‘I can tell by my own reaction to it that this book is harmful.’ But let him only wait and perhaps one day he will admit to himself that this same book has done him a great service by bringing out the hidden sickness of his heart and making it visible. – Altered…… Continue reading Dangerous Books

On hermaphrodites, language, and the West’s image of India

I have been an admirer of Arundhati Roy for a long time. An Ordinary Person’s Guide to the Empire was the first of her works that I read. Her writing has since informed and shaped my view of the world. I got around to reading her work of fiction (The God of Small Things) very…… Continue reading On hermaphrodites, language, and the West’s image of India