Megnaa Mehtta is an environmental anthropologist with an interest in values, emotions, mythologies and ideas of well-being, as they intersect with debates in global conservation and political ecology. She is currently working on her book manuscript tentatively titled Conserving life: political imaginaries from a submerging forest.
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
In ‘Sovereigns of the Sea’, the histories of Omani sultans in the age of empire speak to the interconnectedness of Southasia, West Asia and East Africa
G20 summit in Delhi, new allegations on the Easter Sunday bombings, the return of Nawaz Sharif and more
September 2023 - Updates and analysis from around the region