articles by Pritha Bhattacharya

Arts & Culture

Rituparna Chatterjee discusses her memoir The Water Phoenix, the complexities of child sex abuse, and healing

Chatterjee's The Water Phoenix is a disarmingly honest memoir, empathetic and nuanced in its telling, providing a space for the reader to reflect and grieve along with the writer.

Arts & Culture

Faded Glory: A photographer's depiction of the Chhau, Ghora naach, through nostalgia and an archivist lens

In Faded Glory, isolated artists can be seen casually lounging in their regal costumes amid the village landscape — perhaps indicating that they are as integral to Purulia’s natural setting as are the trees, the river and the hills.

India

Ravana in the Ram Rajya age: A look at cultures that revere the mythological figure

Several communities in India are resisting, both knowingly and unknowingly, the imposition of a universal telling of the Ramayana that seeks to deny their particular histories.