do you love me?

a transnational memoir

a transnational memoir

About Rani

Rani Neutill has taught ethnic American and postcolonial literature at Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins University and other institutions. She currently teaches classes in memoir at GrubStreet in Boston, creative writing and literature at Emerson College, and literature and film at Harvard. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review,, Al Jazeera English, Refinery29, Catapult, Longreads, The Rumpus amongst other publications. She has been nominated for two Pushcarts for her work in Redivider and Longreads.

About do you love me?

do you love me?  is a book in progress about fractured identity, Rani Neutill's relationship with her mentally ill Bengali immigrant mother, and the way she tragically died. The book maps the history of colonialism, gendered madness, and immigration. It examines how these forces impacted two generations of mother/daughter relationships.

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Latest Articles

Published in ALJAZEERA

Emeralds and desperation: My mother and Sathya Sai Baba

She ran through the Mumbai airport and checked each airline. It was winter of 1984. We were visiting India from the United States and had been in Mumbai for two weeks. I was eight years old.

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Published in REFINERY29

Why Are So Many People Ready To Let The Elderly Die?

“Coronavirus only kills old people, and they are going to die anyway.” This is what a 27-year-old said to me a few weeks ago.

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Published in ELLE

I Married A Plant And Found Myself

My first husband was a plant. We were wed in my mother’s living room in Los Angeles, with a large Panasonic flat screen TV serving as the backdrop.

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