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Sustaining the myth of merit

How technical knowledge became the preserve of a ‘meritorious’ upper-caste elite.

Oct 20, 2020

Constitutional change in Sri Lanka, Afghan peace talks, Bhutan-Bangladesh trade agreements and more

Southasiasphere podcast episode 02: Updates and analysis from around the region.

Oct 05, 2020

What the Maithili Movement tells us about language politics in India

And resistance in the face of ‘Hindi imposition’.

Oct 02, 2020

The disconnect on Digital Pakistan

In Pakistan, the government invests in its digital presence while stifling dissent.

Sep 08, 2020

Elections in Sri Lanka, freedom of speech debates in India, war on drugs in Bangladesh and more

Southasiasphere: Podcast #01 - Updates and analysis from around the region.

Sep 03, 2020

Third Wave: COVID-19 & the mental health crisis

A crossborder conversation from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Aug 14, 2020

Reading Kashmir

One year after the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, a selection of articles on the region.

Aug 06, 2020

Foreign investment in Southasia’s telecoms, restrictions on protests in the Maldives and more  

Southasiasphere: Issue #10 - Updates and analysis from around the region.

Jul 24, 2020

Pakistan’s fake-degree problem, India-Bangladesh trade stalemate and more

Southasiasphere: Issue #9 - Updates and analysis from around the region.

Jul 10, 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.