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

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

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Southasiasphere podcast episode 02: Updates and analysis from around the region.

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Memory, militancy and the military in Swat Valley.

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Sri Lanka’s constitutional ping-pong

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Sustaining the myth of merit

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

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

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

The early story of Christianity in Northeast India

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