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God, the Editor

God, the Editor

Can the Qur’an be read as literature?By Anna Della SubinDownload PdfRead OnlineSingle PagePrint PageDiscussed in this essay:God in the Qur’an, by Jack Miles. Knopf. 256 pages. $26.95.Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God, by Jack Miles. Vintage. 368 pages. $16.95.God: A Biography, by Jack Miles. Vintage. 446 pages. $17.95.Who was God speaking to when he said “Let there be light”? There was nobody… Read more →

Beyond Identity

Beyond Identity

Is class or identity the most salient political category when it comes to building progressive social movements? Does such a division make sense? This debate was brought into sharp focus during the 2016 Democratic Primary, which saw Hillary Clinton accuse her opponent Bernie Sanders of disregarding racism, sexism, and homophobia in favour of a myopic focus on economic inequality. The… Read more →

The Unseeables

The Unseeables

Ants among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern Indiaby Sujatha GidlaDaunt, 341 pp, £14.99, May, ISBN 978 1 911547 20 4 This is a family biography that encompasses a history rarely told: despite its longevity, caste, and caste oppression, is not a popular theme in India. Sujatha Gidla writes of poisoned lives, of disillusionment, betrayed hopes, unrequited loves, attempted escapes through alcohol and sex. What… Read more →

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