Articles by: Shriyanshi Shukla

Ray and the Question of ‘True Adaptation’

Ray and the Question of ‘True Adaptation’

Jean Luc Godard very rightfully claimed, ‘It is not where you take things from- it is where you take them to’. Reading this quote in the light of the recently released Netflix series Ray and its criticism that followed brings up a lot many questions. Ray, divided into four episodes, is based on Satyajit Ray’s stories. The world crafted by[Read More…]

by 06/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Arts/Literature
Age, Consent, and Power: A Reading of My Dark Vanessa

Age, Consent, and Power: A Reading of My Dark Vanessa

Kate Elizabeth Russell dedicates her exemplary work, My Dark Vanessa to “the real life Dolores Hazes and Vanessa Wyes whose stories have not yet been heard, believed, or understood”. As I begin to read this, I already get a whiff of what I am in for. The existing scholarship around the realm of English Literature has already turned the predatory[Read More…]

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Intersectional identities- Book review “My father’s garden” by Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar

Intersectional identities- Book review “My father’s garden” by Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar

“My father was working in his garden, like he always did, though he appeared calmer. But every time I saw him, I would feel a quiet panic. I lacked the vocabulary, the courage and the cruelty I needed to tell him that I was not the son he expected me to be. And if I did, would he understand?” The[Read More…]

by 07/07/2020 Comments are Disabled Book Review