Bound by the bindi
Has wearing the bindi been an act of conformity to the Sindhi community?
Chandni Doulatramani | Feb 25, 2021
‘We are here because you were there’
A defence of immigration on the grounds of history, economics and security.
Ambreen Agha | 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
Ahilan Kadirgamar | May 05, 2013
Castes and moulds
Abha Sur exposes how caste, class and gender prejudices continue to shape Indian science.
M V Ramana | May 05, 2013
From jumia to Jumma
Shifting cultivation and shifting identities in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts.
Prashanta Tripura | Apr 20, 2013
Nationality, identity, and art
In conversation with Afghan-American artist Aman Mojadidi.
Francesca Recchia | Mar 14, 2013
Reflections on the origins of identities in Bangladesh, and the perennially unfinished business of shaping them in Southasia and beyond.
Prashanta Tripura | Oct 11, 2012
NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati | Dec 01, 2011
The greatest Tibetan ever born
Tsering Lama | Dec 01, 2011
Sunita Akoijam | Aug 01, 2011
When neoliberalism came to the Indian farm
With a focus on agricultural policy since the 1990s, 'Distress in the Fields' demonstrates how neoliberal interventions sowed the seeds of the crisis faced by farmers today
“I write with the same hands that carried shit”: Reading Pandiyakannan’s ‘Salavaan’
The Tamil writer Pandiyakannan, the first novelist from the Kuravar community, offers an intimate portrait of the lives of manual scavengers
Federalism is the most significant ideological divide in Nepali politics
Amid the the “‘de-ideologisation”’ of Nepali politics, the most consequential differences are on the system of provincial government. Three emergent parties throw the divisions into sharp relief.
Pakistan’s politics continues to dictate its economic crisis
The standoff over elections in Punjab between the PML-N’s ruling coalition and Imran Khan’s PTI has intensified Pakistan’s multidimensional crisis, and may lead to sovereign default