Aditya Desai


Aditya Desai is a writer and teacher from Baltimore. His stories, essays, and poems have been featured by The Margins, The Kartika Review, The Aerogram, The Mandala Journal, and other publications.

Identifying Indivisibility

Unmasking Denialism in the South Asian American Community
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Islamophobia in Trump’s America is not a new headline, but in recent weeks it crossed into a new frontier, directly into the homes of Indian—specifically Hindu—families. The shock reverberated through the shooting of two immigrants from Hyderbad, Alok Madasani and Srinivas Kuchibhotia, by a white xenophobe named Adam Purinton, in the town of Olathe, Kansas, outside of Kansas City. Witnesses reported he thought they were Muslim, and that Purinton had initially claimed he’d shot two Iranians.

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