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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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.

The costly spectacle of cricket

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.