anthropology

The marriages in-between

A review of Sidharthan Maunaguru’s 'Marrying for a Future: Transnational Sri Lankan Tamil Marriages in the Shadow of War'.

| Jan 29, 2020

Crossroads in Sri Lankan history

Cosmopolitanism as an antidote to the island's nationalist history.

| Nov 05, 2018

The theological ‘other’

'Hindus' and 'Muslims' may not exactly be the distinct monolithic identities, as is made out in political rhetoric. The Hindus and Muslims of South India are a case in point.

| May 06, 2004

Why the Brown Man Must Be Heard

The Radical Mediocrity of Southasian Social Science

| May 01, 1999

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