The Graph of a cry

Mapping the American Ghazal’s literary history 1960-2010

The Graph of a Cry – Amrita Das

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  • The Graph of a Cry

    My dissertation is available as a book for academics, libraries, and those who are interested to read more about the phenomenal journey of the American ghazal. This dissertation analyzes the journey of the ancient Arabic poetic form of the ghazal to America to provide insights into transnational poetry and cultural mobility. While the movement of…


  • Intersectionality and Film at the Filmacademie

    Almost every year I get to work with the vibrant students of the Filmacademie. An opportunity that I greatly look forward to as it always leads to powerful conversations in which I get to learn just as much as the students. The diversity and inclusion workshop involves the theory of Intersectionality and unpacking films and…


  • Museum VoorLinden in a weird year

    In the summer 2020, we took some time off to go visit spaces that resonated our inner landscape. It was a beautiful time for innovation, but mostly there was devastation followed by a constant creeping feeling of calamity. When my friend Marrije suggested that a visit to the Museum Voorlinden is a must. I took…


  • If I Am Tired, I Will Rest

    The kingdom of heaven — whatever that place is to you — does not care about how many books you have published nor how many emails you have answered. Just imagine dying without truly understanding just how many shades of blue the sky contains? Source: If I Am Tired, I Will Rest By: Lisa Marie Basile…


About Me

Hi, I’m Amrita, author of the graph of a cry

I am an author, blogger, and diversity facilitator, exploring cultural mobility and inclusion. Expect philosophical meanderings, academic projects, ruminations of relaxed travel, delicious food, meditations on belonging, and the occasional pursuit of beauty! I hope you enjoy!

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    Dr. Olivia Remes says that if you want to accomplish things despite your anxiety, follow these three principles: Anything worth doing is worth doing badly the first time (G.K. Chesterton) Forgive yourself Have a purpose – do something with someone else in mind. As I talk to teachers and students who are struggling with the…


  • What to make of this summer?

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