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Journalists under attack, marine disaster in Sri Lanka, chasing monkeys, and more

Southasiasphere episode 08: Updates and analysis from around the region.

| Jun 09, 2021

Celluloid ephemera

Preserving film in transition.

| May 12, 2021

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

A series of articles on the state of archiving in Southasia.

| Jan 14, 2014

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Mallikas of yesteryear

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New legislation must provide meaningful redress for survivors of past abuses.