Mario Arulthas is a PhD candidate in the department of politics and international studies at SOAS, University of London. His thesis examines the reproduction of nationalism, specifically looking at the continuity of Eelam Tamil nationalism after the collapse of the LTTE.
Post-war memorialisation events serve as resilient expressions of Tamil nationalism despite crackdowns by the Sri Lankan state
Jul 07, 2023
‘Radio for the Millions’ charts the medium’s role in popular cultures and state-making projects of the Subcontinent, rethinking long-held assumptions on transnational listenership
New laws have created jurisdiction for the military to operate at both federal and provincial levels of government, with serious implications for Pakistan’s already precarious federation.
Forced migration, “development” pressures, political neglect and the climate crisis have assailed the Maldives’ less-populous atolls, eroding the country’s identity and driving thousands to the capital
Rampant ethnic chauvinism of the kind that has shattered Manipur’s civil society is ingrained in communities across the Northeast