Namit Arora

Namit Arora is a Delhi-based essayist, travel photographer, documentary filmmaker, and former Internet technologist. He is also the author of 'Indians: A Brief History of a Civilization'. (www.shunya.net)

The road to Khajuraho

The origins of erotica in the Subcontinent's religious art.

Mar 12, 2021

A collective madness

What Modi's victory says about today's India.

May 27, 2019

No saints or miracles

Perry Anderson’s ‘The Indian Ideology’ bores through the orthodoxies of Indian nationalist history.

Jan 15, 2013

Such a long journey

How and why 145,000 people migrated to a small Caribbean island.

Oct 01, 2011

The void of Nagarjuna

At a time when Buddhist teachings were under threat from multiple directions, the 'second Buddha' did much to revive and build upon them.

Jan 29, 2011

In light of Nalanda

The ruins of one of Asia’s great centres of learning still inspire travellers.

Mar 01, 2010

Polo on the Coromandel

Seven centuries have passed since Marco Polo opened Western eyes to the Subcontinent, yet his account continues to resonate.

Dec 01, 2009

Latest Articles

Pandemics have always revealed the weakness of the Indian state

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

Bangladesh’s BNP fights to make a political comeback

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

How a unique language survives in Kashmir’s tiny Burusho community

Despite being a small population, the Burusho community has been able to preserve their language through intergenerational communication and by prioritising their mother tongue over other languages in Kashmir

Pakistan needs to go beyond the 18th amendment to end the military’s role in politics

Reviving the 2010 reform process can be key to resolving Pakistan’s continued crises, but the reforms need to also target the military's massive business empire