Making sense of Nepali politics

Scholars of political structures and processes in today’s Nepal struggle to find their feet.

Learning from Myanmar’s unsuccessful ‘Third Force’ movement.

The military’s neutral stance around Imran Khan’s ouster may be damage control.

A fragment of memory from 1984.

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Losing a home in Colombo and Lahore

Working-class communities struggle to lead ‘grievable’ lives within state-led redevelopments of their cities.

| Feb 03, 2020

From Darjeeling to Aracataca

A novelist on literary homelessness.

| Jul 09, 2018

Imported human rights

The yawning gap between Western human rights discourse and action has overshadowed domestic histories of reform and the need for a grassroots approach to social change.

| Mar 20, 2014

Identity illusions, unclassified categories

Why has this tension grown between class and identity politics?

Dominating the diaspora

The vehement arguments of some high-profile Hindu groups notwithstanding, the UK's new Equality Bill will include some reference to caste.

A rose by a local name…

The fascination with 'ethnic chic' in nomenclature reveals much about the cultural insecurities of Pakistan's art world today.