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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Sowmya Dechamma

The writer is assistant professor, Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad.

On the anxiety-driven pursuit of cultural purity
Tue, Nov 16, 2021

Sowmya Dechamma writes: From the anger against a Fabindia ad to the ban on cutting cake at Kodava weddings, it is shrinking our social and cultural spaces

Migration: Some journeys are about choice, others are forced displacement
Tue, May 26, 2020

Do I need to contrast these US-migrant dreams with dreams of migrants’ stories of homecoming within India? The protagonist of the Indian-American dream is not a migrant-worker. Theirs is largely a story of choice.

Idea of one country, one language was bequeathed to us by colonialists
Fri, Sep 20, 2019

All totalitarian regimes — communist, militarist, right-wing or even social-welfarist — seem to share an anxiety about plurality. For, that could lead to questions being asked from the powers that be. Plurality is chaos, while a unitary entity is controllable.

The caste of Rohith Vemula
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

Dalits in Telangana, his family and the wider community see him as a Dalit. Why, then, does the state insist otherwise?