Alif Shahed

Alif Shahed is a writer and researcher with degrees in History and Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto

Performing politics

On the obscured political legacy of the dancer Bulbul Chowdhury.

Nov 04, 2019

Latest Articles

How Southasia and Oman intertwined

In ‘Sovereigns of the Sea’, the histories of Omani sultans in the age of empire speak to the interconnectedness of Southasia, West Asia and East Africa

Crisis in India’s bread basket

How agriculture, capital and corporate investment have reshaped Indian Punjab, and brought about its current precarity

Images of the two Punjabs, partitioned yet forever alike

A photographer’s journey through the Punjab in India and Pakistan shows a land and a people still tied together, despite Partition and the militarised border in between