TQ Chāt | # 7

Apr 2014

Stock up on your weekend reads with Tanqeed’s seventh bi-weekly reading list!

Street behind the Jama Masjid in Delhi, taken by S.C. Sen in the 1880s. (The British Library)

Street behind the Jama Masjid in Delhi, taken by S.C. Sen in the 1880s. (The British Library)

Geeta Patel explores gender and strangeness in Miraji’s Urdu poetry.

Kristine Gift looks at torture from Algeria to Abu Ghraib, and Andrea Smith considers the pitfalls of rituals of confessional privilege.

Gautam Pemmaraju offers a beautiful essay on aural experiences and ideas of otherworldliness.

Aziz Sohail goes beyond the stereotypes to explore art and artistic expression in Balochistan, and Tanqeed editor, Ahsan Kamal, writes a stirring repudiation of Islamabad’s allegations of criminality and illegality against the city’s Katchi Abadis.

Manan Ahmed continues his exploration of the how periphery appears through the eye of the drone, and Partha Chatterjee talks about nationalism, internationalism and cosmopolitanism in Indian anti-colonial movements.

Sankaran Krishna defends dalit objection to Arundhati Roy’s introduction to Ambedkar’s Annihilation of Caste, and Weiss Hamid brings us an oral history of famous Afghan singer, Ahmed Zahir.

And, end your bi-weekly read with some high-brow hilarity!

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