Volume 04. Issue 10.
Borders
In Motherland’s tenth edition, we explore borders in all forms. The sixth-largest country in the world shares land borders with six others and countless cultural cross-overs within. Other contributors also explore borders outside the geopolitical. Never shying from paradox, in 21st-century India, the borders between tradition and modernity are nearly invisible for some and becoming more rigid for others. For Indias sari designers, garment borders are places to express their history, individuality or sometimes just show off, while a peek inside the booths of the ten-second men, the toll operators of India, reveals the human face of the quotidian border crossing.