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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Urvashi Butalia

Articles by Urvashi Butalia

Inside The Unfree State

Inside The Unfree State

Jul 28, 2016 Urvashi Butalia

A feminist economist holds forth on ecology, agriculture, family, state

The Tube Is The Greenest Park

The Tube Is The Greenest Park

May 26, 2016 Urvashi Butalia

An unusual novel, written in an almost deadpan, somewhat distant style

Why I Love <i>Outlook</I>

Why I Love Outlook

Jan 19, 2015 Urvashi Butalia

I like it for the stances it has often taken, for the stories it carries, I like the fact that it does not...

Her Story, I Told You So

Her Story, I Told You So

Jul 28, 2014 Urvashi Butalia

Spare, incandescently passionate, straining conventions, Meena Kandasamy reignites the Kilvenmany massacre

Rule Of Misogyny?

Rule Of Misogyny?

May 26, 2014 Urvashi Butalia

What, many ask, can you expect of a man who does not even ack­nowledge his wife?

What Ashis Nandy Actually Said At JLF

What Ashis Nandy Actually Said At JLF

Jan 30, 2013 Urvashi Butalia

'Our corruption doesn’t look that corrupt, their corruption does.' Transcript of the relevant portion of...

Stony Rivers

Stony Rivers

Apr 25, 2011 Urvashi Butalia

Daughters at work: Ira Pande's fluent translation, and her sister Mrinal Pande's afterword, bring the book...

Ardour Cooled

Ardour Cooled

Oct 11, 2010 Urvashi Butalia

It’s not clear exactly what, but perhaps it’s the sheer joy of reading Devidayal’s words on music that...

Like A Wheel

Like A Wheel

Feb 15, 2010 Urvashi Butalia

The past does not reveal all, much remains elusive, what emerges so richly fills out the picture.

Our Dark Spots

Our Dark Spots

Jul 20, 2009 Urvashi Butalia

Joins the growing literature on Partition and adds an important dimension to it: Haryana's Jat community, the...

Tight Black

Tight Black

Mar 30, 2009 Urvashi Butalia

Hariharan finally seems to have found the exact tone and language that she is at home in: spartan, elegant...

A Self-Portait

A Self-Portait

Jul 21, 2008 Urvashi Butalia

An excellent translation of a delightful story in which the author plays pranks on the characters,...

Parallel Lives

Parallel Lives

Mar 31, 2008 Urvashi Butalia

This overtly gentle story hides, as do the histories within it, a subterranean violence, and its denouement...

Terms Of Atonement

Terms Of Atonement

Oct 22, 2007 Urvashi Butalia

We need our Munnabhai, a conviction is no bar. His sins are washed away.

Spare Particulars

Spare Particulars

Jul 23, 2007 Urvashi Butalia

Told in spare, straightforward prose, history unfolds in small and large ways in this accomplished novel.

A Few Stolen Moments

A Few Stolen Moments

Jun 11, 2007 Urvashi Butalia

These stories do not burst upon you with an eclat, for there's nothing to flaunt there, rather they sort of...

Galaxy Orders, Stars Obey

Galaxy Orders, Stars Obey

Feb 12, 2007 Urvashi Butalia

Indians are superstitious, sexist—'modern' film actors are no exception

Daughter Of The Dust

Daughter Of The Dust

Oct 16, 2006 Urvashi Butalia ON Aruna Roy

It was her agitation for minimum wages in the '80s that's become the RTI campaign as we know it today

Strong As An Oek

Strong As An Oek

Mar 13, 2006 Urvashi Butalia

The brave act of creating a heroine who is not stereotypically tall, slim and beautiful. Not an earth-shaking...

Colours Of Mehendiyan

Colours Of Mehendiyan

Mar 03, 2006 Urvashi Butalia

It's a curious place: a small editorial office within is home to an Urdu paper. A large open space is home to...