David Ludden

Where is Assam?

Instead of accepting the nationalisation of everything through political cartographic boundaries, we can use geographical history to locate current social realities

Nov 15, 2005

Political maps and cultural territories

The earliest boundary between India and Bangladesh separated peoples of the hills and plains.

Jul 01, 2003

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How a human rights law became a tool of repression in Sri Lanka

The ICCPR Act, modelled on an international human rights treaty meant to prohibit national, racial and religious hatred, has been distorted in Sri Lanka to punish blasphemy and target minorities

Pandemics have always revealed the weakness of the Indian state

In 'Pandemic India', David Arnold offers a reflective study of Covid, cholera, plague, the Spanish flu and other historical mass contagions, from the time of the British Raj to the Modi government

Bangladesh’s BNP fights to make a political comeback

With massive anti-government rallies by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and their repression by the ruling Awami League-led government, battle lines are being drawn for the next general election