Excerpt | Sugandhi Alias Andal Devanayaki

When I arrived at Divine Pearl, a secret Sri Lankan military camp that lay ninety-five kilometres from Colombo, it was quite late in the evening. DP was a prison camp built by the British colonizers to house hardened criminals. Though the façade resembled the palace of a feudal overlord, it was a fully equipped jail… Continue reading Excerpt | Sugandhi Alias Andal Devanayaki

#WomenWhoWrite: An excerpt from Inferior by Angela Saini

‘It seemed clear to me that the history of the life on the earth presents an unbroken chain of evidence going to prove the importance of the female.’ Unconventional ideas can appear from anywhere, even the most conventional of places. The township of Concord in Michigan is one of those places. Home to scarcely more… Continue reading #WomenWhoWrite: An excerpt from Inferior by Angela Saini

Independence day in Pakistan: An Excerpt from ‘Karachi Raj’

Jashn-e-Azadi came around soon after she concluded the census. Six decades on, the wonder of Independence remained fresh, a miracle that by rights ought never to have happened in the first place. National songs blared constantly on the radio: ‘Ay watan, pyare watan’, ‘Main bhi Pakistan hoon’, ‘Jeevay, jeevay Pakistan’. A mela, held in what… Continue reading Independence day in Pakistan: An Excerpt from ‘Karachi Raj’