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Volume XII, Number 1 | winter 2019

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“Darkness has come upon me,” a hymn in the Rig Veda laments. “O Dawn, banish it like a debt.” The morning light is here asked, suggested translator Wendy Doniger, to act as a collection agency—to “make good what darkness had incurred or ‘exact’ the darkness from night as one would exact money.”

The day unravels what the night has woven.

—Walter Benjamin, 1929

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