Cover Photo: Courtesy of Kavithalayaa Productions Pyramid
Courtesy of Kavithalayaa Productions Pyramid

What Mani Ratnam’s Films Meant to Me and the Women of the Sri Lankan Civil War

Underneath the shiny veneer of Bollywood, there’s something affirming about seeing people caught in the maelstrom of politics and war making choices—to flee or stay or fight.



Kannathil Muthamittal

deus ex machina.



Dil Se,

Raksha Vasudevan's essays have appeared in The Threepenny Review, High Country News, Hippocampus, Roads & Kingdoms, Adventure Journal, Entropy, Warscapes, Africaisacountry, and Rabble. She tweets @RakshaVasudevan.