January 26, 2020

Priyamvada Gopal

  • No Poetry After Auschwitz?
    No Poetry After Auschwitz?

    #MeToo wasn’t the Holocaust. Nor were the accusing women killjoy feminazis. Male entitlement speaks out of...

  • Dear Kiran, Leave Them Girls Alone
    Dear Kiran, Leave Them Girls Alone

    Saris or jeans, salwar kameez or skirts, it's clearly only a matter of personal preference: it is ill-advised...

  • My Freedom Has More Cola Fizz Than Yours
    My Freedom Has More Cola Fizz Than Yours

    The Jaipur litfest’s flowchart of cravenness and commerce

  •  A 'Third World' Election
    A 'Third World' Election

    Why was there such consternation among the British ruling elite as they pontificated between gritted teeth...

  • Single Issue Feminism
    Single Issue Feminism

    Sarah Palin is condemned by some Western feminists, but she is also a product of some of its most restrictive...

  • The Tragic Lie
    The Tragic Lie

    Having reduced a once significant anti-colonialism to a self-serving dogma, Mugabe and his party's addiction...

  • Deep Fried in Nani's Desi Ghee
    Deep Fried in Nani's Desi Ghee

    A spirited response to Ramachandra Guha's critique of NRIs

  • In Praise Of The Native Intellectual
    In Praise Of The Native Intellectual

    Or how to rubbish all those who don't agree with you, get up your nose, yank your goat, or articulate...

  • A Forgotten History
    A Forgotten History

    In 1932, a young woman named Rashid Jahan was denounced by some clerics and threatened with disfigurement and...

  • In Exile From Himself
    In Exile From Himself

    Rushdie still shows streaks of that old subversive. But he's a lapsed rebel.

  • Arise, Sir Salman!
    Arise, Sir Salman!

    What does the conferral of an archaic honour on Salman Rushdie--a visionary and complex writer lamentably...

  • Of Oriental Princesses And White Slags
    Of Oriental Princesses And White Slags

    A national debate on race relations does need to take place. But it must be more complex than the simple...

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