Category Archives: Literature

Post-Colonialism Vs. Marxism; Say It Isn’t So!

Here is a bit of an academic dust-up between Terry Eagleton, one of the leading figures of academic Marxism and Marxist literary critique, and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, one of the leading theoreticians for Post-Colonial theory. I’m a little torn up … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Literature, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Own ‘Ozymandias’

Ozymandias I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desart. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Our Writers of the Middle East (via Patrick Mac Manus’s Blog)

Some Middle Eastern authors I will have to add to my reading list. Novelists and poets who supported liberation movements soon found themselves censored, imprisoned or even killed when they began to criticise the native despots who had come to … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Literature | 1 Comment

Now, from the beginning with feeling!

I started my first ever post for this blog with “well a journey of a thousand miles starts with one single step, and here is my first step”. It’s almost 5 years and 59 posts later, with a whole new … Continue reading

Posted in Personal, Poetry | Leave a comment

As the world stills

even though I lose pacein a world too fastin world gone stillI can feel this ill still, believing in free willI keep walking up this hillI can feel my own marchwith mouth parched I wish for a faceone to blame … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Leave a comment

The English Patient

I just finished reading The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje. It was a good novel, I’m even tempted to watch the movie. Two things stood out for me; the point about Kip eating condensed milk and the last scene with … Continue reading

Posted in Literature, Personal | Leave a comment

Nimirvu Poems

These are poems I submitted for Nimirvu – a Tamil student rally against the threats and discrimination faced by Tamil students in Srilanka. Silent MajorityToo much Tamil blood spilt for mad men’s dreamsThey want us dead,They want them deadI just … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Tamil | Leave a comment