Jessica Hinchy is Assistant Professor in History at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her research examines gender, sexuality and colonialism, particularly in northern India. Her 2019 book Governing Gender and Sexuality in Colonial India: The Hijra, c. 1850-1900 (Cambridge University Press) examines the colonial criminalisation of the Hijra community.
February - Updates and analysis from around the region
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
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
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