A+| A| A-

Erasing the Other

The New Xenophobia by Tabish Khair; Oxford University Press, 2016; pp ix + 220, Rs 495.

Living in Denmark, one of the European countries with the most restrictive laws against immigration and immigrants—and refugees now—I could only be very interested in Tabish Khair’s new book, The New Xenophobia, and I can say that I was not disappointed.

Of course, it is fair to say that I do know Khair well, as we both teach in the same university, and often drink coffee together at the cafeteria. Many of the themes present in the book have been discussed before, during a break between classes. There is a huge step, however, between ideas being thrown around in an intellectual ping-pong match, and a formal, finished essay. I was therefore both curious and a little apprehensive to read the book, as I hoped for the best, but was also ready for a lesser good.

To read the full text Login

Get instant access

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

₹826for India

$50for overseas users

Comments

(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Adivasis and the State: Subalternity and Citizenship in India’s Bhil Heartland by Alf Gunvald Nielsen, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge...

The Caste of Merit: Engineering Education in India by Ajantha Subramanian, Cambridge, Massachusetts London, England: Harvard...

The Age of Fragmentation: A History of Contemporary Economic Thought by Alessandro Roncaglia, Cambridge: Cambridge University...

Land Dispossession and Everyday Politics in Rural Eastern India by Kenneth Bo Nielsen, London and New York: Anthem Press, 2018;...

Biotechnology for a Second Green Revolution in India: Socioeconomic, Political, and Public Policy Issues edited by N...

Stepping into the Elite: Trajectories of Social Achievement in India, France, and the United States by Jules Naudet (Translated...

Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History by Richard J Evans, London: Little Brown, 2019; pp xiii + 785, ₹954 (hardcover).

Pluralistic Economics and Its History edited by Ajit Sinha and Alex M Thomas, Routledge, India, 2019; pp xi + 310, ₹1,495 (...

Mapping Power: The Political Economy of Electricity in India’s States edited by Navroz K Dubash, Sunila S Kale and Ranjit...

A Chequered Brilliance: The Many Lives of V K Krishna Menon by Jairam Ramesh, New Delhi: Penguin/Viking, 2019; pp 744, ₹849 (...

Back to Top