PRETI TANEJA

Preti writes and broadcasts on politics, film, books and culture for the New Statesman, the Guardian, the BBC, Index on Censorship with a focus on Shakespeare, India, literature and human rights, feminism and postcolonial issues....

For the BBC:

Open Book, BBC Radio 4, Partition Literature, 17 August, 2017

Free Thinking, BBC Radio 3, Partition Special, 14 August, 2017 

Start the Week: BBC Radio 4, 22 May, 2017

The Essay: Creating Modern India, recorded live at BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival, March 2017

Prom 62: Tagore and Zemlinsky, recorded live at Beit Hall, for BBC Radio 3, (August 2016) LISTEN HERE

The Essay: 'Freedom of Speech or 'Nothing'', King Lear in contemporary India, recorded live in Shakespeare's Old Schoolroom, Stratford upon

Avon, April 2016 as part of Radio 3's 'Sounds of Shakespeare' Festival, BBC Radio 3, (April 2016)

Shakespeare: love across the racial divide, BBC Radio 4, (May 2016) - and pick of the week

Romeo and Juliet in the Balkans, BBC ARTS TV, (December 2015)

Free Thinking: 'Romeo and Juliet in Kosovo and Serbia', BBC Radio 3 (May 2015)

Free Thinking: What do we mean by 'Global Shakespeare', BBC Radio 3 (April 2015)

Free Thinking: Indian Summers, A Review (March 2015)

Free Thinking: The Female King Lear, BBC Radio 3 (May 2014)

Free Thinking Festival: Shakespeare, India and the Power of Gibberish. BBC Radio 3 (November 2014)

Home Truths, BBC Radio 4 (2004-5)

 

For the New Statesman:

Home Fire by Kamilla Shamsie, Review, 10 September 2017

Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag, Review, 26 May 2017

 

For the Guardian and Observer:

Books Podcast with Claire Armisted and Sian Cain, 12 September 2017

What all Britons could learn from Partition, The Observer, Comment, 29 August 2017

When I hit you by Meena Kandasamy, Review, 8 July 2017

Romeo and Juliet in Amman and Syria: Theatre Blog with Lynne Gardner (2014)

It's time to  break the national monopoly on Shakespeare: Theatre Blog with Lynne Gardner (2014)

Happiness by arrangement? on Guardian Unlimited: Comment is Free (2008)

 

For Index on Censorship:

'Star Crossed Actors: on staging Romeo and Juliet in the Balkans,' April 2016

 

For The Postcolonialist:

Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut - Review

For Open Democracy:

India is ready for change, but censorship, taxation and corruption plagued the Indian art fair

 

For The Conversation: 

On Writing WE THAT ARE YOUNG

Should Shakespeare be censored for sensitive times?

Shakespeare wades into Indian Freedom of Expression Row

Guilty Pleasure: Jilly Cooper and Francoise Sagan

Look past the Buzz Culture around the Booker Prize

Richard Flannagan Wins the Booker Prize

 

For Reuters Alertnet:

Kosovo’s hidden voices, (2007)

Iraq’s Minorities Face Terrible Choice, (2007)

Time to get serious on minority rights in conflicts, Reuters Alertnet, (2007)