Essay

The Muslim-left legacy of an Urdu library in Mumbai

The Awami Idara, rooted in a working-class Muslim neighbourhood, connects the long history of Southasian Muslim labour activism to political movements and events across Mumbai, Southasia and beyond.

| Jan 09, 2023

Finding food in Chandrapur

An up-close account of hunger, food insecurity and ineffective state policies from a district in central India.

| Dec 23, 2022

Refusal and responsibility

The predicament and precarity of Tibetan intellectuals in China.

| Aug 26, 2022

Tamil Sikh

A fragment of memory from 1984.

| Jun 14, 2022

On non-political Assamese

How two civil-society groups have defined politics in Assam.

| Apr 13, 2022

Remembering a Southasian feminist

On the life and times of Kamla Bhasin.

| Oct 15, 2021

A life in argument

Remembering historian David Washbrook.

| Feb 08, 2021

Tibet: Impossible yet existent?

A reinvigorated spiritual politics of Tibetan Buddhism could prove to be a way forward.

| Jan 07, 2020

Targeted killings by drone

In the debate over the use of ‘drone’ technology in Pakistan, many are claiming to speak for the communities on the ground. But what about the impact that this new mode of warfare is having …

| Oct 01, 2010

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