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January
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Legacies of a colonial state

Shashank Kela speaks about his new book, A Rogue and Peasant Slave: 200 years of Adivasi Resistance.

| Jan 25, 2013

To live free

A new book exposes the myths behind India's 'growth miracle', and looks for ways out of the ecological and social devastation of the current neoliberal model.

| Jan 22, 2013

People of a Southasian past

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

| Jan 21, 2013

Gujarat after two years of ‘normalcy’

A 2004 critique of the Gujarat carnage remains disturbingly relevant to the reality of the state today

| Jan 15, 2013

Redefining the secular mode for India

India needs to own its historical secularism, rather than reject it as an alien concept, to move the country towards more just governance.

| Jan 15, 2013

Diabolic designs and demonic actions

Subash Gatade’s books uncover the correlations between resurgent Hindutva and the ascendance of neoliberalism.

| Jan 15, 2013

No saints or miracles

Perry Anderson’s ‘The Indian Ideology’ bores through the orthodoxies of Indian nationalist history.

| Jan 15, 2013

Please remember

Meena Menon’s book does Mumbai a service, recording personal accounts of the Mumbai riots, and showing us what they mean for the city today.

| Jan 15, 2013

Tribe

Does Vijay Prashad’s Uncle Swami do justice to the US ‘desi’ identity?

| Jan 15, 2013

The Southasian traveller

Expanding our travel horizons, both within and beyond the region

| Jan 15, 2013

Leadership in Southasia

From Netritva to Netagiri: Between the leader and the politician falls the shadow.

| Jan 15, 2013

Delhi – Yangon – Delhi

A trip across borders geographical, political and cultural unravels the complex histories between India, Myanmar and their peoples

| Jan 15, 2013

Of nationalism and love in Southasia

Conflict resolution in Southasia is hostage to our inability to see that we are trapped in a nationalist hall of mirrors.

| Jan 15, 2013

India (for Safdar Hashmi)

Mimicking Allen Ginsberg’s ‘America’, a poet’s scathing critique of the Indian nationalist project

| Jan 14, 2013

The Mongolian fringe

The exodus of Northeasterners from a number of major Indian cities underlines a reality that the Indian national elites would rather not talk about

| Jan 14, 2013

An India at odds with itself

The ingredients are burning inside the melting pot. India’s people need plural rather than homogenous co-existence

| Jan 14, 2013

The reformatting of India

The India that emerged from the Constitution of 1950 does not do justice to the shared history of the Subcontinent, or the genius of its own citizens.

| Jan 13, 2013

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Sustaining the myth of merit

How technical knowledge became the preserve of a ‘meritorious’ upper-caste elite.

From Bin Qasim to Ertugrul

How the Pakistani state has revived the use of historical drama as a political tool.

The costly spectacle of cricket

What COVID-19 reveals about the spectacle of cricket and inequality within the cricket fraternity.

The early story of Christianity in Northeast India

Colonial officers, venture capitalists and Baptist missionaries in the Naga highlands.