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Southasia’s COP26, Bhutan’s political prisoners, the politics of listening and more.

Southasiasphere episode 13: Updates and analysis from around the region.

| Nov 16, 2021

Violence frame by frame

A new documentary looks at the build-up to the Muzaffarnagar riots and the aftermath.

| Jul 01, 2015

Recovering Sylhet

The loss and recovery of the history of Sylhet, and a close look at Partition historiography in contemporary India.

| Nov 22, 2012

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