“The Long Arm of the West.”

The WisCon Chronicles (vol. 11): Trials by Whiteness. 2017.


"This thing that we call 'the West' has a stranglehold on popular imagination in India. The American Dream is alive and well in middle-class West Bengal. The parents of lawyer-doctor-engineers pay for expensive educations in hopes that their children will immigrate to that fabled land of cheeseburgers, dishwashers and air-conditioned supermarkets, then someday come back and take their parents there with them as well. "