Hurmat Ali Shah
Hurmat Ali Shah writes on socio-political issues, and is particularly interested in the national core-periphery relations in Pakistan. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher.
Pashtuns will not be pawns in Pakistan’s dangerous game with the TTP and Taliban
Recent protests in Swat and Waziristan highlight discontent with rising militancy and the Pakistan military
Feb 17, 2023
The anatomy of Urdu
How the language of state-making in Pakistan contributes to the erasure of regional languages.
Apr 12, 2021
Silence in Swat
Memory, militancy and the military in Swat Valley.
Sep 28, 2020
Redefining citizenship in Pakistan
The PTM movement envisions an alternate relationship between citizen and state.
Apr 28, 2020
In Mizoram, a refugee crisis highlights Mizo tribal affinities and hostility
Shared Zo identity has Mizos extending hospitality to Chin and Kuki-Chin refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh. More remarkable is that Chakmas, mistreated by the Mizo majority in Mizoram, have welcomed Kuki-Chin refugees too
The political fallout of violence in Manipur, Bangladesh’s economic crisis, the crackdown on PTI supporters and more
May - Updates and analysis from around the region
In ‘Agra’, a grim portrait of the repressed Indian man
Director Kanu Behl’s Hindi feature film examines the sexual obsession and frustration of men, mental health and the transactional nature of human relationships in a patriarchal society where space is in short supply
When neoliberalism came to the Indian farm
With a focus on agricultural policy since the 1990s, 'Distress in the Fields' demonstrates how neoliberal interventions sowed the seeds of the crisis faced by farmers today