Bio: Author of a number of books including “The Rumour of Calcutta: Tourism, Charity and the Poverty of Representation” (1996 Zed); “Critique of Exotica: Music, Politics and the Culture Industry” (2000 Pluto Press); “Bad Marxism: Capitalism and Cultural Studies” (2004 Pluto), and co-authored with Virinder Kalra and Raminder Kaur: “Diaspora and Hybridity” (2005 Sage). I’ve been the editor of several volumes of essays, including “Dis-Orienting Rhythms: the Politics of the New Asian Dance Music” (1996 Zed, co ed with Sharma and Sharma) editions of the journals ‘Theory, Culture and Society’ and ‘Post-colonial Studies’, and of a festschrift for Klaus Peter Koepping called “Celebrating Transgression” (2006 Berghahn, co-ed with Ursula Rao). new book I am working on now will be called “Pantomime Terror”. I write occasionally for Stimulus Respond, Shoppinghour, and other scrappy presses. Thanks for stopping by. Red Salute.
For an explanation of Trinketization – never fully codified as yet – you might start with the following old posts:
**** Just in 1.1.09: Trinketization won two prizes in the best of anthro blogs awards 2008! Beam. See here.
and then – added 12.7.2010 – again in 2010 – a glorious 22nd out of 40 🙂
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