The Graph of a cry

Mapping the American Ghazal’s literary history 1960-2010

The Graph of a Cry – Amrita Das

Ityadi otherwise known as etc.

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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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