Alefiya Tundawala teaches Political Science at Savitri Girls’ College, University of Calcutta. She did her Ph.D. on “The Muslim Search for Identity in Contemporary West Bengal” from the University of Calcutta and is interested in investigating issues of community and identities with specific focus on minority rights, the society-state interface and gender and politics.
Eating from the Bohra thaal
How commensality for some could mean alienation to others.
Feb 23, 2022
How the IMF bailout is changing Sri Lanka’s foreign policy
The recent IMF bailout package has significantly shifted Sri Lanka’s foreign policy with major players such as China, India and the United States, though such shifts do not seem to bode well for its people
Canadian-Tamil comedian Sunthar V navigates queerness and Tamil identity
Sunthar V, founder of the Tamil Comedy Club in central London, attempts to push social boundaries with his comedy in Chennai
Is an Adani port devastating Kerala’s coast?
Activists say coastal communities and marine life around Kerala’s Vizhinjam Port are paying a heavy price for the Adani Group project
Delhi’s longest-running play reflects the changing city
The shape-shifting ‘Ghalib in New Delhi’ captures 26 years of sociopolitical change in Delhi and beyond