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The making and unmaking of a star

On the life and times of Qandeel Baloch, Pakistan’s first social-media celebrity.

| Jul 26, 2018

Words and warriors

Nepali women slam poets write on their lives and times.

| Sep 26, 2016

Questioning Sairat’s politics

The caste and gender dynamics of Nagraj Manjule’s ‘Sairat’.

| Jul 25, 2016

Of love’s austere and lonely offices

The film Aligarh has ruffled the feathers of conservatives within and outside Aligarh Muslim University.

| May 26, 2016

Women in labour

What are the implications of the rise in commercial surrogacy in India?

| Mar 30, 2015

Of nymphs and flowering trees

Female rites of passage – Ramanujan’s Kannada tales and Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

| Mar 20, 2015

Campus gender politics

Students at Indian universities demand better gender sensitisation.

| Feb 20, 2015

Cinematic dissent

A new book on dissent in Southasian film highlights the gender, class, caste and religious fractures of the region.

| Dec 12, 2013

Castes and moulds

Abha Sur exposes how caste, class and gender prejudices continue to shape Indian science.

| Apr 05, 2013

The Birangana and the birth of Bangladesh

Women and wombs during, and following, the Liberation War.

| Mar 20, 2012

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Charting new territories

A recent anthropological volume on Jammu & Kashmir makes important new contributions to scholarship on the region.

Who doesn’t put ghee in their khichuri?

On food and representation, online and offline.

The disconnect on Digital Pakistan

In Pakistan, the government invests in its digital presence while stifling dissent.