Author: Aseem Asha Usman

Revisiting the Bengali Renaissance through the Eyes of Tagore

Aseem critiques the Bengali Renaissance and the role that Tagore played in it, as Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. “I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door – or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how […]

Durga Redefined: A Muslim Girl Inspired by Durga Paints the Goddess

Saba Ikram documented the life of many Sufi women of Delhi like Bibi Sam, Bibi Sara, Mai Saheba and Jahanara. She took interest in Devi Durga’s stories. The author asked her to show the most relevant women issues such as domestic violence, gender discrimination, eve-teasing, women’s health, etc. through the nine forms of Durga, in her new […]