Seduced by the Ruler’s Gaze, nonfiction, Uncanny Magazine, March 2021

There is a dotted line between the depiction of colonial education in the Masquerade series, British education policies in 19th century India, and my schooling in a British Raj-era founded school. This essay describes the historical inspirations of colonial education as depicted in the Masquerade trilogy, and the way Baru decolonized her mind, and how it helped me do the same.

My brain is hardwired to construct stories in English.


It does not mean I need to construct their stories.

Mist Songs of Delhi, fantasy, Podcastle, August 2020

**Eligible for Hugo, Nebula, and Astounding

Death was the greatest uncertainty, but enspoolment removed so much of the mystery of the afterlife. When you can be song, why be nothing, at best, and something unknown, at worst?

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