Identity Politics

“I am a South Asian woman who writes about experiences of immigration and womanhood from and in South Asia” I am liminal. I am limited. I am defined by geography and colour and a history that follows me with a shame I must constantly erase. I must identify. I must delineate. I must be loud…

Delhi (1): The Myth of Public Space

Access to public space is a problem one is forced to confront living in Delhi. It is self-evident that women must hide themselves, cloistered in groups, evading the gaze of the many men that revel in judgement and lechery as a woman passes by. I don’t like going outside here. It makes me uncomfortable. The…

The Saree Closet

Like most Indian families, ours has a closet in our home that houses a plethora of Sarees. It is a closet largely relegated to special occasions and family reunions. It is a closet fallen into disuse. My relationship to the Saree closet has evolved in strange ways. When I was younger, my mother would remind…