Goodbye, America?

By many accounts, the American Empire is coming to an end. Like all other empires, this one shows predicted and predictable signs of weakening, loosening, maybe imploding. Historians have found their pens energized by drawing comparisons with other empires, most prominently with the most recent and comparable precursor: the British Empire. Here’s historian Niall Ferguson on the subject: “Since 1914, the nation [Britain] had endured war, financial crisis and in 1918-19 a terrible pandemic, the Spanish influenza. The economic landscape was overshadowed by a mountain of debt. . . . A highly unequal society inspired politicians on the left to…

My Pushcart Nomination

‘After the House Burned Down”

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How to Write a Historical Novel and (MAYBE) not be in it….

Writing the Historical Novel: Reading and Craft talk with Dr. Nandini Bhattacharya–Zoom Nov. 5th 4-5 PM

Call for Papers on South Asia and Masculinity

We invite papers that are sensitive to contradictions, ambiguities, and affective dissonances that surface in the fictional depictions of masculinities due to economic, racial, religious, caste, and sexual hierarchies and conflicts.

Announcing the Tasveer South Asia Festival online…. Movies, Books and Conversations

Announcing the Tasveer South Asia Festival online