Daily Archives: March 10, 2011

Unveiled: Women of the Middle East

By Naomi Wolf Among the most prevalent Western stereotypes about Muslim countries are those concerning Muslim women: doe-eyed, veiled, and submissive, exotically silent, gauzy inhabitants of imagined harems, closeted behind rigid gender roles. So where were these women in Tunisia … Continue reading

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Now and Then

Watercolour of the ghats at Haridwar from ‘Views by Seeta Ram from Mohumdy to Gheen Vol. V’ produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-General of Bengal and the … Continue reading

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On Pain

Sometimes I come across people who will insist that pain is an illusion. Ultimately they are right, but as it happens, I am someone who is sought out to provide relief, if nor cure, for pain. So for me to … Continue reading

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