Ambika Satkunanathan

Ambika Satkunanathan is a human rights advocate and activist who, during her tenure as Commissioner from Oct 2015 to March 2020 at the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, led the first ever national study of prisons undertaken by the Commission.

Prisoners in a pandemic

COVID-19 reveals structural and systemic inequalities in Sri Lanka’s prison system.

Apr 03, 2020

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The anatomy of Urdu

How the language of state-making in Pakistan contributes to the erasure of regional languages.

CNN in Myanmar, environmental crises, and Tibetan cinema

Southasiasphere podcast episode 06: Updates and analysis from around the region.

Translating a pandemic

The impact of COVID-19 terminology on Southasian languages.

The myth of Congress socialism

Why Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi were never really on the Left to begin with.