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Urvashi Butalia on her friend Mona, a transexual woman torn between the values of her conservative family and the community of ‘hijras’ she joins after her operation.
Hari Kunzru imagines an Indian future where inequality is taken to an all-too-imaginable extreme.
Darcey Steinke on mothers and monsters.
Anne Carson’s literary talk show.
‘Botany is only a history of the personality of plants.’
‘For six days after Rama’s departure Dasaratha / alternately walks on all fours barking like a dog’
‘The only point of getting backache from a ten-hour journey on a rutted road . . . is to have your worldview overturned.’
‘In a view of the universe in which everything has significance, how can a narrative be organized? What constitutes a story?’
‘Nobody is considered more resourceful in a block than the person who knows how to work the government.’
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