Displacement

Strains between Malé and the atolls in the Maldives

Forced migration, “development” pressures, political neglect and the climate crisis have assailed the Maldives’ less-populous atolls, eroding the country’s identity and driving thousands to the capital

| Sep 27, 2023

New Tibetan writing stares down the hard truths of exile

A generation of Tibetan writers, many working in English, are laying claim to the voice of exile and pushing back against the fetishisation of Tibet by the West

| Aug 18, 2023

Adivasis in Chhattisgarh use technology to reclaim maps and forest rights

How organisations like Khoj have empowered Adivasis in their bid to redefine state-imposed borders

| Jan 16, 2023

Pakistan’s Manchar lake

The forced exodus of the fishing community at Manchar Lake.

| Oct 21, 2022

Unpacking the floods in Pakistan

On root causes, challenges and gaps in state capacity.

| Sep 23, 2022

Requiem for a remembrance

A review of 'A Passage North' by Anuk Arudpragasam.

| Oct 26, 2021

Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn

‘Zarmina’ and her experience of displacement and exile.

| Mar 30, 2014

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