Doodling Rukhmabai Raut: Lady Doctors and the Graphic Imagination

The 22nd of November, 2022, marked Rukhmabai Raut’s 153rd birthday. In 2007, Google celebrated the birth anniversary of one of the first practicing women physicians in India with a Google Doodle. It showed a woman in a saree, stethoscope slung around her neck, against a brilliant, blazing sun, announcing perhaps a new dawn. In the…

The Self-Obituary: Metaleptic Ruptures and Posthumous Care

— Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture/I love) I shan’t have lied. It’s evident/the art of losing’s not too hard to master/though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster. Elizabeth Bishop, “The Art of Losing” These lines from Bishop’s poem immediately encapsulate for this essay two points. That losing (specifically a loved…