A Hindu group sues, a publisher caves, and a nation becomes less free
A publisher agreed to pulp a controversial book after right-wing Hindus filed suit. Anyone who cares about free speech in the world's largest democracy should worry.
As is so depressingly common with depressing news from India, crimes and tragedies lay bare massive political and administrative dysfunction and corruption.
The laws of demographics say violence against women in India will only get worse. Uh-oh.
Sometimes feelings of insult and honor tend to be aroused for all the wrong reasons. A case in point is the absurd row that has erupted between the United States and India.
Fertility tourism is a booming business in India, but is it worth it?
An animated porn star is changing Indian views on female sexual liberation
Meet Savita Bhabi, the cartoon porn star who is transforming India's relationship to female sexuality.
The fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a bus in New Delhi last December caused global horror and outrage and forced India to step back and examine the ongoing war being waged against its women. Two weeks ago a high court judge passed death sentences on the four men convicted of the rape and murder, thereby appeasing a public majority who bayed for blood, calling for chemical castration and public hanging.
In a piece titled 'A Solution From Hell,' the editors of n+1, playing off the title of Samantha Power's A Problem From Hell, take a long look at the history of humanitarian intervention, and decide that it has never been done successfully. The piece is somewhat of a historical survey, and it ends as follows:
May 23, 1981
Salman Rushdie's legendary novel Midnight's Children was set on this very day—an opportune time to republish The New Republic's 1981 review of the book.
A 20,000-strong troop of women is changing gender politics in India.