Category Archives: Noted

Imperial Islamophobia

Given below is my review of Deepa Kumar’s Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire  for Dawn Books & Authors:                 “Indeed, the success of American Muslims, and our determination to guard against any encroachments … Continue reading

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Terrifying Muslims – scraps

So, I reviewed Junaid Rana’s book Terrifying Muslims for Dawn Books and Authors. You can read the review here. Following is the writing that happened before the writing, or what didn’t make the cut.  *** In everyday conversations racism is taken … Continue reading

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Islamophobia in the US

My review of Stephen Sheehi’s Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims was published in Dawn Books. Writer’s cut of this essay is at Chapati Mystery.

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Moslem Rageology

[Here is the link (PDF) to my review of Irfan Husain's Fatal Faultlines: Pakistan, Islam and the West for The Sunday Guardian. A special thanks to the wise Panda for his essay "Taking the Place of Martyrs: Afghans and Arabs Under the Banner of … Continue reading

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Archipelago of Injustices

Below is the writer’s cut of my review of Alia Malek’s Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice for Dawn (link).                         *** On March 21, 2012, Shaima Alawadi, a 32 year old … Continue reading

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Remote-controlled Knowledge

[Following is the Homistani edition of my review of Where The Wild Frontiers Are, published on Counterpunch and ChapatiMystey.] They rain death and destruction from above, burying their prey in the rubble they reduce their targeted location to. And then … Continue reading

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On South African Desis

Much of what I’ve read on (Pardesi-) Desis (in English) has been about Desis in the West. I have come across some material on Desis in the Gulf and some on Desis in the Carribean, but not much on Desis in East … Continue reading

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The violence of history: 1971 and the silencing of women

A longer essay on 1971 and how it is remembered is forthcoming. Meanwhile, my review of Yasmin Saikia’s fantastic book, “Women, War, and the Making of Bangladesh: Remembering 1971,” was published in Dawn Books and Authors. If the 1971 war … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2011

My year-end roundup post for Chapati Mystery: Postcards from the Archive: Goodbye 2011

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As Patwari – II

My second post for Chapati Mystery - Archive Remix I: Bike Rides    

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