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Rewriting the Empire: an interview with Shrabani Basu

Journalist and historian Shrabani Basu talks about filling the gaps in the history of colonial India's relationship with Britain.

| Jan 27, 2018

Sourcing critique

Excavating Burma’s rich intellectual past, carefully preserved by private collectors, can contribute to the ongoing debate on the country’s controversial march towards neoliberalism.

| Jan 14, 2014

Chasing a legend

Reconstructing the life of flamboyant 19th-century singer Gauhar Jaan involved an immersion in her loves, her passions, her demons and her music.

| Jan 14, 2014

Saving history

Pakistan’s public archives are failing the country’s people and history, and private archives can only do so much.

| Jan 14, 2014

Turning over old leaves

If palm leaf inscriptions can be saved from rodents, insects, the forces of nature and deliberate destruction, they can paint vivid pictures of the history of the Syrian Christians in Kerala.

| Jan 14, 2014

Caring for history

Archaic conservation methods are themselves hastening the deterioration of fragile archival material in India.

| Jan 14, 2014

Archives of Southasia

In celebrating the reissue of Himal’s first print quarterly, we offer a series of articles on the state of archiving in Southasia.

| Jan 14, 2014

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Sri Lanka’s constitutional ping-pong

The 20th Amendment in historical perspective.

Charting new territories

A recent anthropological volume on Jammu & Kashmir makes important new contributions to scholarship on the region.

Who doesn’t put ghee in their khichuri?

On food and representation, online and offline.

The disconnect on Digital Pakistan

In Pakistan, the government invests in its digital presence while stifling dissent.