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This Thanksgiving: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

"Tell me something about American history," I said, "How does it start?" She said: "How does it start? What do you mean?" "You know... Indian history begins with the Indus Valley civilization, the Mauryas, the Mughals, Independence and so on, five thousand years of history conveniently compressed into ten at school." "Oh I see. I… Continue reading This Thanksgiving: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

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May In Books

Vicious How might one become Extraordinary? Get superpowers? Perhaps, as in this foreboding fantasy, you get the superpowers based on what nearly kills you in a near-death experience. Two best friends figure this out only to realize that in gaining their powers they have lost something else. And they spend the rest of their days… Continue reading May In Books

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Crimes of Grindelwald: The Life of Albus Dumbledore Continued

My last post on why Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a necessary prequel to Harry Potter is here. I loved Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I loved fantastically kind, funny and sweet Newt even more. He's a hero unlike any other. The very best! When was the last time we had a protagonist whose main… Continue reading Crimes of Grindelwald: The Life of Albus Dumbledore Continued

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5 Books for Independence Day

I wrote most of this on 15th August, I swear. *side eye* Glimpses of World History By Jawaharlal Nehru In 1934, between the World Wars, a man was imprisoned, along with thousands of others, for demanding freedom and equality, even as their oppressors fought major wars with forced conscription by their colonized for what they… Continue reading 5 Books for Independence Day