Lila Rajiva

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Lila Rajiva is an American writer. She has undergraduate degrees in economics and English as well as a Master's degree from Johns Hopkins University, where she did doctoral work in international relations and political philosophy. She has taught at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.[1][2]

Rajiva has been published in Endervidualism,[3] Himal South Asian,[4] India West, The Hindu, Outlook India, Forbes,[4] The Washington Post, CounterPunch,[5] Dissident Voice,[6],,[7] The Daily Reckoning and MRZine.[6] She has also contributed chapters and articles to several academic texts and journals.[8]

Rajiva is the author of The Language of Empire: Abu Ghraib and the American Media (2005), published by Monthly Review Press, and the co-author of Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets with Bill Bonner, published by Wiley. The first book examines the place of Iraqi prisoner torture in U.S. culture and politics and is a study of propaganda; the second book details mass delusions in the markets and politics and explains why they continually arise. The book was awarded the GetAbstract International Book Award for 2008.[9]


  1. ^ "Lila Rajiva". OVGuide. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Trapp, Roger (September 11, 2007). "Book review: 'Mobs, Messiahs and Markets', by William Bonner and Lila Rajiva". The Independent. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Endervidualism - Lila Rajiva Archive". Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Murali, D. (November 23, 2007). "Steer clear of ‘mass market investing’". The Hindu. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Rajiva, Lila (January 15–17, 2005). "Christian Zionism". CounterPunch. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Sandronsky, Seth (December 17, 2005). "The Language of Empire: An Interview with Lila Rajiva". Dissident Voice. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Articles by Lila Rajiva". Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Technologies of War, Media, and Dissent in the Post 9/11 Work of Krzysztof Wodiczko". Oxford Art Journal. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "getAbstract International Book Award". 

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