For decades, South Asian architecture was impelled by the promise of a new society after empire. Now, such buildings are being demolished.
“Borders continue to gather life’s promises, even when walls and checkpoints brutally divide nations and societies.”
They came to bury her with praises but, defeated once again by her sheer presence, their words shriveled and rotted in the monsoon damp. As Mahasweta Devi’s dead body lay in a Kolkata hospital on ...