Sumaira Nawaz

Sumaira Nawaz holds an MA in Languages and Cultures of South Asia from SOAS. She has been living in Iran and learning Persian at the University of Tehran for a year now.

Shibli Numani’s imagined community

A 19th-century travelogue from northern India challenges colonial orientalism.

Dec 14, 2018

Latest Articles

Sustaining the myth of merit

How technical knowledge became the preserve of a ‘meritorious’ upper-caste elite.

From Bin Qasim to Ertugrul

How the Pakistani state has revived the use of historical drama as a political tool.

The costly spectacle of cricket

What COVID-19 reveals about the spectacle of cricket and inequality within the cricket fraternity.

The early story of Christianity in Northeast India

Colonial officers, venture capitalists and Baptist missionaries in the Naga highlands.