“None Stranger Than Itself”: The Uncanny Horror of Monsters and Men

[This essay was written in 2020 for a university class on the Gothic tradition in Western literature.] Gothic literature is latent with the unknown and the unknowable. Recognisability in the face of otherworldly horrors compounds an already unsettling narrative, and as explored below, seeing ourselves in what we do not understand chills us more thanContinue reading ““None Stranger Than Itself”: The Uncanny Horror of Monsters and Men”

Book Review: Azadi

Title: Azadi Author: Arundhati Roy Publisher: Penguin Released: 2020 Rating: ★★★★★ The history being peddled by Hindu nationalists … is turned into mythology and mythology into history, has been very ably perforated and demolished by serious scholars. But the tale was never meant for serious scholars. It is meant for an audience that few seriousContinue reading “Book Review: Azadi”