Abstract

This article treats An Indian from India, a photographic series by Indian-American photographer, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, as an example of South Asian diasporic cultural production that rearticulates white settler colonial mythology of ‘dead Indians’ in order to raise questions about justice and place for non-Indigenous non-Black People of Color. Drawing upon some of Matthew’s photographs that are reflective of my reading of the entire series, I argue that South Asians in America must pay attention to how our questions and critiques of racial injustice are often steeped in white-settler colonial, anti-Black and casteist logics.

Additional Information

ISSN
1092-311X
Print ISSN
2572-6633
Launched on MUSE
2016-10-12
Open Access
No
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