Bengali muslims

Assam’s ‘D-voters’

In Assam, the control of public discourse has become a powerful political technology.

| May 26, 2014

Becoming Bangladeshi

Reflections on the origins of identities in Bangladesh, and the perennially unfinished business of shaping them in Southasia and beyond.

| Oct 11, 2012

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