From frontier to boundary

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

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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

Do Black lives matter to Southasians?

An account of Black-Southasian relations in modern history.

| Jul 04, 2020

Southasia’s postponed emergency

COVID-19 threatens to strip the region’s health systems bare.

| Jul 03, 2020

The good Indian American

A critique of Indian American representation in contemporary American television.

| Jun 24, 2020

India’s other China problem

Indian research and scholarship on China suffers from a narrow focus on ‘national interest’.

| Jun 19, 2020

What the Sundarban tells us

Interview with Megnaa Mehtta on the Sundarban after Cyclone Amphan.

| Jun 11, 2020

Karunanidhi and the long shadow of Sri lanka

Between Dravidian politics of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka's Tamil nationalism.

| May 28, 2020

China’s Indian Ocean?

What the simplistic narratives on China’s advances in the Indian Ocean miss.

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