Rauf Ali (1954-2016) was a naturalist who played an important role in environmental conservation and ecological sciences in India. This is an extract from his memoir Running Away from Elephants: Adventures of a wildlife biologist, Speaking Tiger Books, 2018, 224 pp, INR 450.
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