diaspora

Sustaining the myth of merit

How technical knowledge became the preserve of a ‘meritorious’ upper-caste elite.

| Oct 20, 2020

The marriages in-between

A review of Sidharthan Maunaguru’s 'Marrying for a Future: Transnational Sri Lankan Tamil Marriages in the Shadow of War'.

| Jan 29, 2020

Tibet: Impossible yet existent?

A reinvigorated spiritual politics of Tibetan Buddhism could prove to be a way forward.

| Jan 07, 2020

Great migrant hope

Indian migrant labourers in Jordon and other West Asian countries have little to hope for unless there is considerable labour reform.

| Aug 24, 2016

Finding lost heritage

Amardeep Singh’s travelogue opens new windows into the Subcontinent’s common heritage.

| Aug 03, 2016

Home and away

On transnational simultaneity among British Bangladeshis.

| Nov 27, 2015

Bangali bideshe

A West Bengali’s perspective of the Bangladeshi diaspora.

| Oct 19, 2015

The ghosts of Harlem past

The history of Southasians in America is richer than the discourse suggests.

| Mar 16, 2015

A good son

A Pakistani immigrant man has choices to make.

| Jan 09, 2015

Community leader

A short story about a Pakistani immigrant in the UK.

| Jan 07, 2015

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