I wonder what Ritu would say about this one? IT’s a long feminist critique of the Gujarat massacres, in which the author attempts to understand why torture and mutilation of women, rather than the older-style abduction/rape/impregnation, was such a big part of what happened there. I don’t know enough about the situation to know what to think of Nussbaum’s ideas in this article, titled Body of the Nation, but I am curious to know what Ritu thinks of it. Though I do think that the Hindutva/Nazi thing is, well… hmm. I suspect every group of psycho fucks (Hindutva leaders, Nazi propagandists, Medieval kings and their court members, Ku Klux Klanners, Chinese mafia… they probably all are similar in certain ways. Choosing the Nazis makes for an interesting but perhaps ultimately limited argument, though it does bring to mind an interesting story I read by Harry Turtledove where the Axis won World War II and the Nazis took over the British Empire. Once they got to India, they just executed Gandhi at almost the first chance. Hmmm.
As with several of my posts today, this comes from Arts & Letters Daily.