India: Cartoons and White Women

Desidabba on Nina Paley's work as a cartoonist and why it might just be kicking up a controversy. “Then of course, Paley is a white American woman. Cue the drum beats baying for her blood. This complex we have when it comes to white people is so ingrained in our psyche that we don’t know whether to celebrate that they’re paying us attention or get angry at the direction taken by their interest.”

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  • Desidabba is too right. White people just can’t do anything right in regard to India…if you’re interested, you are suspected of exploiting someone, or being a neo-Orientalist or perhaps neo-colonial. However, if you are not interested, you are a closed-minded ethnocentric.

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