Writing

I mostly write about anticolonial thought in South Asia and Africa; anti-racist and anti-casteist political activism; comparative world literature; and gay history and writing. You can find links to those public essays and academic articles below.

 
E.M. Forster

E.M. Forster

 
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Selected public writing & other essays

Literature & Book Reviews

The Form of Global Anglophone Literature is Grenfell Tower at post45
"You Could Have Changed Everything" at Public Books
Review of The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst at Quarterly Conversation
The World of Gay World Lit at Public Books
J. Daniel Elam in Conversation with Amitav Ghosh at boundary 2
Too Much Light in the Los Angeles Review of Books

History, Colonialism, & Diaspora

The Best Anticolonial Writing at Five Books
Anticolonialism at Global South Studies
Let them Rot: what to do with statues that must fall at Scroll
Translating Gandhi at the South Asian American Digital Archive
Echoes of Mutiny, and the Ghosts That Live On at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop 
Reading a Friendship: Dhan Gopal Mukerji and Jawaharlal Nehru in the Archives at the South Asian American Digital Archive

Human Rights & International Governance

Hillary Clinton's Democrats and Rahul Gandhi's Congress at Scroll and Quartz
BP and the Ghosts of Bhopal at No Caption Needed