Toru Dutt (1856-1877) wrote novels, translations, poems and essays that, after her death, would fascinate South Asia and Europe.
Most of the residents seemed to be sleeping in—and the light alerted me to the pagodas of the vernacular architecture and the ornate—if kitschy—mid-century buildings of Chinatown-born architect Poy Gum Lee.
Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, the national motto of Indonesia, literally means “different, yet the same.” Since this sounds paradoxical, it is usually rendered as “unity in diversity.”
We cannot fix the problems of Cambodia, Taylor and I, with the three dollar mini guns we finally buy in an attempt to join the fight. Our guns leak as soon as we fill them, but they allow us to be part of the action.
The most useful lesson of the personal letter is in the way it shifts and changes, proving intimacy, individuality or authenticity does not transcend time.
Surprisingly enough, then, the idea that Greece ‘just ain’t what it used to be’ originated in classical Athens.
We overcome an existential fear by permitting institutions to honour the wishes of the dead in order to guarantee a place for our wishes in the future.
Polidori takes Byron’s protagonist, Augustus Darvell, and turns him into Lord Ruthven, the aloof darling of London society.
What does going to the cemetery once a year and taking stock of the old and new tombstones have to do with Christianity?
We will not be creating baby universes anytime soon, but scientists must feel able to freely articulate the implications of their work without concern for causing offence.
Prior to the 13th century, legitimate marriage or its absence was not the key factor in determining quality of birth.
Robert Duncan Milne should be one of the first dozen or so writers that we think of when we consider Scotland’s literary heritage.