Some of my published journalism and academic work can be read here.


Journalism

FICTION/PERFORMANCE

A review for The Sunday Guardian (2013) of Anjum Katyal's biography of Habib Tanvir

A review of Kamila Shamsie's Home Fire (2017), which retells Antigone in a contemporary British Asian context

"Divided at Birth" for The Caravan (2012): on an Afghan adaptation of Comedy of Errors

"Disarming Chords" for The Caravan (2011): on a Colombian peace-activist's unusual musical efforts

FILM

An essay for The Caravan (2013) on Shankar Nag fandom, Kannadiga identity and autorickshaws

POETRY

An essay for The Caravan (2013) on animality in Manohar Shetty's work

FEMINISM

An essay for BLink of The Hindu Business Line (2016) on Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet

A book review for The Sunday Guardian (2013) of Nivedita Menon's Seeing Like a Feminist

A review for The Sunday Guardian (2012) of The Taming of Women by P. Sivakami

THE INTERNET

Memories of pre-broadband purple for Websafe2k16, a digital graphic project

BODIES

A review for BLink of The Hindu Business Line (2016) of Alexandra Kleeman's novel You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine

An essay for Adult Mag (2015) on Alfred Steiglitz's photographs of Georgia O'Keeffe's hands

A review for The Sunday Guardian (2014) of Leslie Jamison's essay collection, The Empathy Exams

"Lead of Follow?" for The Caravan (2012): on queering salsa at a workshop

 

Academia

THEATRE/PERFORMANCE

“A Manifesto to Decolonise Walking: Approximate Steps”, Performance Research, 22 (3): 2017, pp. 85-88. DOI:10.1080/13528165.2017.1348596

(Practice-Research contribution to the artist’s pages for the ‘On Proximity’ issue, published in September 2017)

“Walking the Walled City: Gender and the Dérive as Urban Ethnography”, Etnološka Tribina (Ethnological Forum), 46 (39): 2016, pp. 198-212. DOI:10.15378/1848- 9540.2016.39.09

(Peer-reviewed article in English and Croatian for a special issue on Urban Public Spaces and Methods, published in December 2016)

FILM

“Finding Femininity: Homi Adajania and Representations of Urban Womanhood” in Viswamohan, Aysha Iqbal and Vimal John (eds), Behind the Scenes: Contemporary Bollywood Directors and Their Cinema. New Delhi: Sage, 2017, pp. 291-307.

(Peer-reviewed chapter for an anthology on contemporary Hindi cinema, published in January 2017)

POETRY

“The Third Generation: Melanie Silgardo and Manohar Shetty” in Chaudhuri, Rosinka (ed), The Cambridge History of Indian Poetry in English. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016, pp. 328-344.

(Chapter on urban violence and poetry for an anthology on Indian Writing in English, published in April 2016)