Kali Meets the Twitterati: On Mithu Sanyal’s “Identitti”

OCTOBER 24, 2022 IMAGINE YOU’RE a young person born and raised in Germany who’s grown up being constantly asked about your identity because you were born into a culturally mixed household and, like one of your parents, you have enough melanin in your skin to stand out. Imagine that the experience of being racialized and … Read more

East meets West

The series of meetings that took place outside Beijing in September 1793 between Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Great State and George Macartney, envoy from George III, did not go well. Macartney’s insistence that full respect be shown to his monarch ruffled Manchu feathers, and the emperor’s categorical refusal to make trade or diplomatic concessions … Read more