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Descent into Information Chaos

Focusing on the geographical core of the problem, the Afghanistan- Pakistan region itself, unfortunately most of the material available comes from American sources – which is problematic in two aspects. Firstly, most of the US writers on AfPak focus foremost on the impact of the conflict on their homecountry, judging from Washington, often calling themselves „National Security Experts“ and often missing the gerater picture when imminent threats to the US are not given. Secondly when staying in the area itself the foreigners one meets in public space are non-American. Americans are mostly barred from moving around freely or don’t even come in the first place. Continue reading

Literary Post Colonialism Debates

Highly overreacting on both sides, Hartosh Singh and William Dalrymple lash out at each other (while assuring to mean it differently – so why exactly don’t you write in Punjabi?) over Goras in India writing about India getting more attention than Indians doing so. It is a valid debate in any case and the Jaipur … Continue reading

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