Bihar

Stranded in Geneva Camp

Life in the largest refugee camp for Bangladesh’s Urdu-speaking community.

| Jun 27, 2019

Something rotten

A recent book explores the systemic rot that holds India to ransom.

| Feb 28, 2017

The death of a mother

For women to safely give birth in rural areas in India, community monitoring is essential.

Condensed in time and space: Sonepur Mela

Despite its decline in size and stature over the last decades, the mela represents the desires and deprivations of a rural society in flux.

| Jan 15, 2013

Building on Bihar

As a new government is formed in Kathmandu, how can Nepal not only learn from the changes underway in Bihar, but capitalise on them?

| Dec 01, 2011

Bihar face-off

Will the state’s elections offer a new template for the state – or old wine in a new bottle?

| Oct 01, 2010

A profitable education

While India’s new Right to Education Act seeks to bring free and compulsory education for all children, it seems to short-change them through an unrealistic vision of the private sector’s involvement.

| Jun 01, 2010

Modern zamindari

Abysmal, tragic, rotten, archaic, misgoverned - these are only some of the terms used to describe Bihar. And that's by those who live there. But the people of Bihar are slowly turning the politics of …

| Nov 01, 2005

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