Analysis

The crackdown on comedy

In India, it’s not clear who has the last laugh.

| May 10, 2021

The anatomy of Urdu

How the language of state-making in Pakistan contributes to the erasure of regional languages.

| Apr 12, 2021

The myth of Congress socialism

Why Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi were never really on the Left to begin with.

| Mar 30, 2021

The face of female leadership

Do women politicians in high office in Southasia offer something different from their male counterparts?

| Mar 24, 2021

The hierarchy of higher education

How government intervention in Indian universities has undermined academic freedom.

| Feb 01, 2021

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

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