150 years of Alice in Wonderland: nursery-surreal, elixirs, lobster quadrilles

by Rashmee

Posted on November 25, 2015


Tomorrow, November 26 is the 150th anniversary of the publication of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, the nursery-surreal that Charles Ludwidge Dodgson (or Lewis Carroll) wrote in three months flat, complete with all those anthropomorphic characters and logical puzzles. The celebrations are extensive and well placed to mine the event’s commercial potential. There are plays, films, … Continue reading “150 years of Alice in Wonderland: nursery-surreal, elixirs, lobster quadrilles”

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Rushdie’s familiar new Scheherazade moment: the story vs its subduer

by Rashmee

Posted on September 29, 2015


Does Sir Salman wish he were half-jinn? Is Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights the autobiography he might have wanted? Here’s how one American reviewer described it: The prolific union (of a real-life philosopher of 12th-century Arab Spain, Ibn Rushd and Dunia, a princess of the jinn) ”produces a line of half-human, half-jinn offspring — the … Continue reading “Rushdie’s familiar new Scheherazade moment: the story vs its subduer”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK