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September 12, 2003

Science & brown writers

The Public Interest has an article titled Do We Need More Scientists? out. It's a good read. Also, check thos NY TIMES MAGAZINE interview with Bengali-American writer Jhumpa Lahiri. I can relate to her a lot-the story of how she got named is almost exactly the same as mine (Razib is a transformation of the common Bengali name Rajib-though that is not my "Muslim" name). Audio interview over at NPR if you want to hear her talk for longer (also, check out this PHOTOSHOPPED image-the article's picture makes her look like one mean bitch!)

Posted by razib at 03:47 PM

I'd like to Jhumpa bones.

Posted by: sliggy at September 12, 2003 08:26 PM

dude, be respectful toward the sister....

Posted by: razib at September 12, 2003 11:26 PM

Saw her give an interview on Charlie Rose just after she won the Pulitzer. TV Studio lighting is far less forgiving than in a photo studio. But her writing is pretty good. I'm still waiting for the Bengali equivalent of a David Mamet to come along - dropping all the beautiful imagery and substituting loads of profanity and staccato sentence structures.

Posted by: KXB at September 13, 2003 10:23 AM

Sheeee's Bengali?

Posted by: Steve at September 13, 2003 02:25 PM

Some bengalis are breathtaking.
I have a certain theory.
That very often, given two identical racial strains, the one that is in a mixed environment, forming an elite, will have greater cultural achievment than the purer one...

Posted by: Timurlane at October 2, 2003 06:31 PM