identity

Bound by the bindi

Has wearing the bindi been an act of conformity to the Sindhi community?

| Feb 25, 2021

‘We are here because you were there’

A defence of immigration on the grounds of history, economics and security.

| Mar 06, 2020

The making of the marginalised

Daniel Bass’ ethnographic look at Sri Lanka’s Up-country Tamils uncovers crucial histories, but underplays the role of socio-economic marginalisation in shaping their identities

| May 05, 2013

Castes and moulds

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

| May 05, 2013

From jumia to Jumma

Shifting cultivation and shifting identities in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts.

| Apr 20, 2013

Nationality, identity, and art

In conversation with Afghan-American artist Aman Mojadidi.

| Mar 14, 2013

Becoming Bangladeshi

Reflections on the origins of identities in Bangladesh, and the perennially unfinished business of shaping them in Southasia and beyond.

| Oct 11, 2012

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