Edith Mirante

Edith Mirante is the author of ‘The Wind in the Bamboo’ about Black Indigenous Asians including Andaman Islanders. She has written for Himal Southasian on Myanmar’s coal and jade mining.

Misguided mega-projects threaten to devastate the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The NITI Aayog, an Indian government think tank, is spearheading “development” projects that would strip indigenous people of their land and rights, and destroy precious forests and sea turtle breeding grounds

Nov 10, 2023

A waste of lives

The scramble for jade in Myanmar's Kachin State.

Aug 13, 2019

Coal cauldron

Will democratic Myanmar be fueled by dirty energy?

Jun 01, 2016

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