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Poverty and the Imagination of a Future: The Story of Urban Slums in Delhi, India
How do the poor see themselves? In their daily struggles, how do they use creative imaginings to withstand various stresses and their seemingly never- ending effort at subsistence? In this paper, Veena Das explores the ...
Producing the Islamist Subject: Liberalism and the Postcolonial State
This paper examines how Islamist publications represent the history of Pakistan as a story of betrayal by the country’s leaders. These publications emphasize that the very ideology which forms the basis of Pakistan has ...
What does the Ethnic Costume Represent?
Clothes are inseparably related to our daily life. They not only protect the body, but also enable expression of one’s identity through design, color, and so on. In particular, an ethnic costume is a strong statement of ...
Floating Points: From Diasporic Spaces to Multicultural Places
In the study of Asian immigrant communities and culture in North America, particularly in arts and literature, two intellectual approaches have emerged: the transnational which focuses on country and culture of origin ...