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Neither Saints Nor Monsters: The Depiction of Women in Contemporary Crime Fiction

While women were once only the victim in mystery novels, contemporary crime fiction gives female characters the complexity they deserve.

Saadat Hasan Manto’s Legacy: On Reading Manto In A Crumbling Nation

When literature of the past speaks to the reality of contemporary India.

How Do The Themes Of Exile And Dispossession Feature In Mahmoud Darwish’s Poetry?

Mahmoud Darwish is a poet who encapsulates the experiences of Palestinians, tracing themes of exile, freedom, and dislocation.

How Is Literary Fiction Redefining Romance And Thus Opening Us Up Towards Unconventional Relationship Models?

The romance genre has done a lot to show us the many ways to experience love. Here's what literary fiction has added to the conversation.

What Does the Image of the Cat Signify In Japanese Fiction?

In Japanese folklore, cats are the symbols of good luck and are said to have protective powers, but how has this image changed over time?

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.