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Anjali Vithayathil

Screenwriter and historian

Anjali Vithayathil is a screenwriter and historian based in Los Angeles. Having lived in various parts of the United States, India, and Eastern Europe, she is proficient in Hindi, Russian, Persian, and French. Anjali has written works of fiction and non-fiction on themes that blend satire, empire, and race. She holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.A. from Stanford University.

Love And Loathing: An Anthropological Study Of (Some) Straight White Men in Exotic Lands

The Scopophile is not a voyeur in the plainly sexual sense. He is a voyeur of cultures, a wannabe Indiana Jones, a scholar (sometimes a pseudo-scholar), adept at conversations on books, art, and film. He is an anthropologist, historian, linguist and very, very often, a doctoral student. He is also self-obsessed, somewhat agnostic, myopic, a misogynist unaware, and actively political. He is a straight white man from the suburbs who has spent between three months and a year in some non-Western part of the world... And he is a self-titled expert on that country.
15/04/2015 8:18 AM IST