From cholera to coronavirus
How prisons in contemporary India continue to follow the colonial handbook.
Amanda Lanzillo | Dec 14, 2020
The long history of criminalising Hijras
The persecution of Hijras in India goes beyond the infamous Section 377.
Jessica Hinchy | Jul 02, 2019
A massacre at the seaside
The life story of Katharine Gerrard Cooke (1695-1745) evokes the struggles faced by the early English pioneers in India. (Part 1)
N P Chekkutty | Feb 19, 2016
Prescience or coincidence
Dalrymple’s detailed look at the first Anglo-Afghan war hypothesises parallels between then and now. But how many of these pass muster?
Elen Turner | May 15, 2013
The imperial roots of hunger
From the British Raj to today, the dictates of global markets still deny millions in India the opportunity to feed themselves.
Madhusree Mukerjee | Apr 20, 2013
In Mizoram, a refugee crisis highlights Mizo tribal affinities and hostility
Shared Zo identity has Mizos extending hospitality to Chin and Kuki-Chin refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh. More remarkable is that Chakmas, mistreated by the Mizo majority in Mizoram, have welcomed Kuki-Chin refugees too
The political fallout of violence in Manipur, Bangladesh’s economic crisis, the crackdown on PTI supporters and more
May - Updates and analysis from around the region
In ‘Agra’, a grim portrait of the repressed Indian man
Director Kanu Behl’s Hindi feature film examines the sexual obsession and frustration of men, mental health and the transactional nature of human relationships in a patriarchal society where space is in short supply
When neoliberalism came to the Indian farm
With a focus on agricultural policy since the 1990s, 'Distress in the Fields' demonstrates how neoliberal interventions sowed the seeds of the crisis faced by farmers today