Returning spoils of colonial conquest
Forgotten manuscripts in European archives may hold important keys to Northeast India’s past.
Deepak Naorem | Oct 07, 2021
From frontier to boundary
What the Anglo-Gorkha War of 1814-16 can tell us about contemporary border issues.
Bernardo Michael | Aug 26, 2020
Do Black lives matter to Southasians?
An account of Black-Southasian relations in modern history.
Dinyar Patel | Jul 04, 2020
Centring the colonised
Priyamvada Gopal’s book throws new light on transnational and class solidarities.
Sohel Sarkar | Jan 13, 2020
The long history of criminalising Hijras
The persecution of Hijras in India goes beyond the infamous Section 377.
Jessica Hinchy | Jul 02, 2019
Crossroads in Sri Lankan history
Cosmopolitanism as an antidote to the island's nationalist history.
Tamara Fernando | Nov 05, 2018
Looking back at the 2018 Galle Literary Festival
Why couldn’t the organisers of Galle Lit Fest tap into the vibrant civil society of academics, writers, and journalists in Sri Lanka?
Chhetria Patrakar | Feb 05, 2018
The idea of Kolkata
Why author Kushanava Choudhury believes his book is about the present, the Kolkata that is lived in.
Chhetria Patrakar | Jan 28, 2018
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.
Chhetria Patrakar | Jan 27, 2018
Imran Khan’s attempted arrest, UN appeal for Afghanistan aid, a graphic novel on Naga repatriation and more
March - Updates and analysis from around the region
A disappeared Maldivian journalist’s family still waits for closure
Eight years after he vanished, and despite an official report pointing to his abduction and murder, Ahmed Rilwan is yet to be declared dead, and powerful officials allegedly linked to the killers evade justice
Punjab’s battles over Bhagat Singh
Controversies over the anti-colonial revolutionary expose Punjab’s political fissures, with the farmers’ protest movement, Communists, Khalistanis, the AAP and other parties all having staked their own claims
Tehreek-i-Taliban is making its way back in Pakistan
Tehreek-i-Taliban’s resurgence reveals the failure of the Pakistan government’s anti-terror policy and its ambivalent, contradictory relationship with Islamist militant groups