ethnicity

Making sense of Nepali politics

Scholars of political structures and processes in today’s Nepal struggle to find their feet.

Bahunvada: Myth or reality?

ARCHIVE: The Kathmandu essayist on the history of ethnic hierarchy in modern Nepal (1992).

| Nov 19, 2018

Blackness in brown spaces

Despite historical linkages, Africans in Southasia endure prejudice and institutional discrimination.

| Jul 14, 2015

The Indian peranakans of Malaysia

The tiny Melaka Chitty community offers important lessons on diversity and the strength of flexible identity.

Caste of the Tiger: Eelam and the Dalit question

As the tiger begins to change its stripes, it must grapple with the shifting terrain of the jungle. The Sri Lankan Dalit movement has been subjugated by the larger cause of Tamil nationalism all these …

| Aug 01, 2002

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