Rakesh Ankit

State against society

Travelling through Srinagar during the ‘peaceful’ times in 2016 revealed the cartography of state violence.  

Aug 01, 2016

India, 1952

American journalist Louis Fischer’s interactions with Nehru’s contemporaries reveal a tangled reality.

Apr 10, 2015

From muhajir to mujahid in Azad Kashmir

Cabeiri deBergh Robinson’s new book examines the transformative journey of Kashmiri refugees.

Jul 24, 2013

Why separate?

A new book justifies Kashmiri secession, but the scholarly appraisal ignores the full complexity of the crisis.

May 10, 2012

Bihar face-off

Will the state’s elections offer a new template for the state – or old wine in a new bottle?

Oct 01, 2010

Modern zamindari

Abysmal, tragic, rotten, archaic, misgoverned - these are only some of the terms used to describe Bihar. And that's by those who live there. But the people of Bihar are slowly turning the politics of …

Nov 01, 2005

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