Aziz essayed

As a Tamil Muslim woman who was raised in the US, I have found it hard to come to terms with being Tamil and Muslim. There are not many of us living in the US (the diaspora is usually concentrated in Gulf countries or Southeast Asian countries such Singapore and Malaysia). Growing up I felt as though I was a perpetual minority. Even among my South Asian Muslim friends I felt like I didn’t fully belong because Tamil culture and Urdu culture are so different. For me, Islam plays more of a role than Tamil does. However for someone like Aziz, who doesn’t identify as Muslim, being Tamil is more of a defining factor than being Muslim. Also, being a Tamil Muslim is difficult to explain. I always get the question “So you’re Muslim, but how do you speak Tamil?” So Aziz may have made his character Hindu just to make it easier to tell the story. If I were to make a show and I wanted to make the character Muslim and Indian, I would have them Urdu-speaking rather than Tamil-speaking.

 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
 
Allison Janney (Mom)
Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Pamela Adlon (Better Things)
Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)
Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
 
 
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
 
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Zach Galifianakis (Baskets)
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Aziz Ansari (Master of None)
Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)
Donald Glover (Atlanta)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

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