Sustaining the myth of merit

How technical knowledge became the preserve of a ‘meritorious’ upper-caste elite.

From Bin Qasim to Ertugrul

How the Pakistani state has revived the use of historical drama as a political tool.

What COVID-19 reveals about the spectacle of cricket and inequality within the cricket fraternity.

Colonial officers, venture capitalists and Baptist missionaries in the Naga highlands.

From Himal Archives EXPLORE

Out of place, out of time

Dhaka and Bangladesh are evolving on dramatically different courses.

| Mar 26, 2019

What’s not working

Looking at Tamil Nadu’s gender disparity in labour participation

| Feb 29, 2016

Hunger for Tibet

The latest book on Tibet’s environmental degradation shows how any attempt to save the plateau’s ecosystem must come from within China.

| Mar 08, 2015

The mass job guarantee

The change that India’s national scheme for rural employment guarantee, touching the lives or more than 100 million people, has accomplished is hard to fathom.