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Reading Kashmir

One year after the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, a selection of articles on the region.

| Aug 06, 2020

The myth of the Assamese Bangladeshi

What's behind the unrelenting myth that Assam is overrun by Bangladeshi migrants?

| Jul 31, 2018

People of a Southasian past

A colonial experiment in ethnographic photography offers a rare glimpse into Southasia’s communities circa the 19th century.

| May 10, 2017

Domestic flights

Risks and opportunities for women migrant labourers from Nepal.

| Mar 23, 2017

A tale of two mosques

Recent anniversaries have marked the demolition of two mosques, one very well known, and the other, much less so.

| Dec 06, 2016

Dukha during the world war

Letters from the battlefield, intercepted and filed away by wartime censors, provide a window into the pain of the Gurkha.

| Dec 06, 2016

The madrassa and the state of Pakistan

Religion, poverty and the potential for violence in Pakistan.

| Oct 13, 2016

The logic of Ramdev

The guru-politico comes with an idiom that the powerbrokers of New Delhi fail to understand, but which could yet change the contours of politics.

| Oct 08, 2016

Literary sandbox

Tibetan fiction’s two overused themes of politics and religion limits experimentation

| Sep 28, 2016

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