‘Ms Marvel’: A Deconstruction of The Marvel Cinematic Universe

By Prabhavathy K
Marvel is not really a ‘universe’ but a very localised project, shaped by the practices and attitudes of the larger American film industry. This is typical of Hollywood that markets itself as a producer of global culture but is filled with odd loopholes of narrow vision.

India’s 75th Independence Day and Religious Intolerance

By Arshad Azmi
“Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” would have been more successful if it had focused on the prevention of rising religious fundamentalism, fanaticism, orthodoxy, and intolerance, which are bent on hollowing out the diversity of our peaceful, democratic, and tolerant society, instead of making citizens comply with the norms of displaying flags in or outside of residences.

Book Review: Perumal Murugan’s ‘One Part Woman’ and the Many Layers of Gender

By Amulya Anita Gurumurthy
Perumal Murugan places the biographies of the characters in their historical context; assesses the personal against the political and the individual in light of the structural. While his characters operate within the confining cartography of the village, they are complex and agentic, often negotiating systemic oppression.