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The cost of conscience

Megha Majumdar’s novel depicts a world where progress requires bigotry.

| Nov 10, 2020

A waste of lives

The scramble for jade in Myanmar's Kachin State.

| Aug 13, 2019

Who owns India’s media?

We need more studies on media ownership in Southasia.

| Jun 06, 2019

Whatever happened to class?

The decline of class analysis in Southasian studies has followed the decline of Marxism as an intellectual and political force.

| Nov 21, 2017

Something rotten

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

| Feb 28, 2017

Bullies in Armani suits

The strategic use of the law threatens investigative journalism.

| Jun 23, 2014

‘Development’ at uncommon cost

The book makes a devastating critique of the ‘growth at any cost paradigm’.

| Nov 12, 2012

Elite extravagance

The international climate discussion will go nowhere until class and capitalism are understood as central.

| Oct 01, 2009

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