Analysis

The ‘good-governance’ problem

How India’s top bureaucrats saw the end of the Emergency, and why it’s relevant today.

| Jan 13, 2021

From cholera to coronavirus

How prisons in contemporary India continue to follow the colonial handbook.

| Dec 14, 2020

Sri Lanka’s constitutional ping-pong

The 20th Amendment in historical perspective.

| Sep 25, 2020

Maldives’ rocky road to transitional justice

A bill before the Majlis risks depriving hundreds of Maldivian citizens of their right to reparations.

| Aug 28, 2020

From frontier to boundary

What the Anglo-Gorkha War of 1814-16 can tell us about contemporary border issues.

| Aug 26, 2020

Memories of Galwan Valley

Recent India-China skirmishes in the Ladakhi valley revive conversation on how borders and their memories are constructed.

| Aug 19, 2020

Nepal’s Ramayanas

The study of myths and histories in Southasia needs to transcend modern political boundaries.

| Aug 10, 2020

The anatomy of a torture complaint

Police brutality in India’s model state.

| Jul 01, 2020

Pirates of Pansodan street

A new copyright law may bankrupt Myanmar's pirated book business.

| May 08, 2020

Redefining citizenship in Pakistan

The PTM movement envisions an alternate relationship between citizen and state.

| Apr 28, 2020

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