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How Does Childhood Nostalgia Become A Launching Pad For Dire Social Issues In South Asian Fiction?

How South Asian fiction uses childhood nostalgia to offer perspective on challenging social issues.

Pride, Prejudice, And Peril: How Is Asian Fiction Exposing The Tattered State Of Our Democracies?

Three works of modern Asian fiction expose the broken nature of democracy.

How Does The Love For Pets Feature In Asian Fiction?

"The pets we meet in Asian fiction accept the great task of carrying our lives forward."

How Are South Asian Works of Translation Amplifying the Voices of the Marginalized?

With great precision, South Asian literature in translation is amplifying the voices of the oppressed often silenced in academic textbooks.

Books On Loss And Longing: How Literature Helped Me Cope With Platonic And Romantic Breakups

Being sad about breakups, romantic or otherwise, is inevitable, but literature offers ways to cope with both.

How Contemporary Literary Fiction is Reclaiming the Insanity Arc and Humanizing Women

How contemporary works of literary fiction are reclaiming the insanity arc so often used in portrayals of women.

Why Is Vikram Seth’s Poetry A Refuge For “All You Who Sleep Tonight, Far From The Ones You Love”?

The highly celebrated Indian poet and novelist Vikram Seth's poetry offers the perfect salve for feelings of loneliness.

How Does The Use Of Silence Play Out In Literary Fiction?

In sighs, gazes, and gaps, silence in literary fiction demonstrates that language is sometimes not enough to convey the human condition.

The Malicious Motherhood Trope in Literature vs. The Idealized Version Popularized By Mainstream Culture

Literature offers a perspective on motherhood often not seen in mainstream culture.

How Does Familial Dysfunctionality Feature In South Asian Fiction?

South Asian literature based on dysfunctional families bridges the distance some of us may feel to the topic of toxicity within families.