Shinjini Dey

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Shinjini Dey is a writer of long-form criticism and reviews of literary and speculative fiction. Her work has been published in Los Angeles Review of Books, Whetstone Magazine, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Decolonial Hacker, Strange Horizons, and others. Her fiction won the Dream Foundry Writing Contest 2021. She also works as a freelance editor in the Indian trade publishing industry and lives in Hyderabad, India. Find her on Twitter at @shinjini_dey.

Making a Tourist Town

Shinjini Dey defines the trans-historical aesthetic category of Darjeeling, a place where tourists use cell phone videos and buying power to preserve the colonial imaginary and where local workers constantly, anxiously, recreate that imaginary anew.

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