I am launching EconHistorienne, my twice-a-month newsletter for original storytelling from India. Through this newsletter, I will deliver Narrative Storytelling on Inequality, Capitalism, Globalization and Social Unrest in India and essays on History to contextualize these themes. Why should you subscribe to my newsletter? Because you read, you value great research, you love good writing, [...]

Grandma’s romance

This February, when mother and I met after almost a year, she recollected the grand funeral organised by our family of bureaucrats for the woman who had reared six children to be officers of the republic. Suddenly, those magical sketch pens, the chocolate-raisin cake, lemon pickles, Amla Oil — everything about this remarkable personality — [...]

People Who Ate Delhi’s Smoke

We are the cursed boat people They said we have snatched their jobs And then, we were killed in a factory before we could call them murderers. ~~ They outraged over jobs, onions, freedom They said we were dying, with anger in their hearts, fire in their voices ... We applauded, eyes moist, “They stand [...]