academia

The catch-22 of collective fundraising

Recent fundraisers for tuition fees reveals continued caste discrimination in academia.

| Aug 20, 2021

A life in argument

Remembering historian David Washbrook.

| Feb 08, 2021

The hierarchy of higher education

How government intervention in Indian universities has undermined academic freedom.

| Feb 01, 2021

Whatever happened to class?

The decline of class analysis in Southasian studies has followed the decline of Marxism as an intellectual and political force.

| Nov 21, 2017

How little we will ever know

From faith to doubt and more: one historian's move away from history, and back into the real world. The context: the making of Bangladesh.

| Jul 06, 2008

Hating Romila Thapar

Why the Hindutva brigade has set its sights on India's most distinguished historian

| Jun 10, 2003

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