independence

Poriborton is not revolution

Ranabir Samaddar’s new book traces the failures of West Bengal politics over the last four decades, but sees revolution where there has been none.

| Jul 15, 2013

Delhi – Yangon – Delhi

A trip across borders geographical, political and cultural unravels the complex histories between India, Myanmar and their peoples

| Jan 15, 2013

The reformatting of India

The India that emerged from the Constitution of 1950 does not do justice to the shared history of the Subcontinent, or the genius of its own citizens.

| Jan 13, 2013

Refreshing the soil

The path of Buddhism can end the curse of caste.

| Apr 01, 2010

The pursuit of the Southasian past

Moving beyond the colonial-era understanding of the history of the Subcontinent gives us a whole new way of looking at the Subcontinent´s past. This now includes not just the usual explorations of politics and economy, …

| Jul 30, 2008

Jinnah’s wrong war

The 'partitioned Independence' of the Subcontinent was, ultimately, the result of Mohammed Ali Jinnah mistaking the forest for the trees, even as he sought to protect the interest of his Muslim flock. The legacy of …

| Jun 27, 2006

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Notes from a ‘hybrid regime’

Reflections on authoritarianism in today's Pakistan.

The global branding of caste

Isabel Wilkerson’s recent book fails to unpack caste, but hints at potential for new solidarities.

Swear not by the moon

The contentious politics of lunar sighting in Pakistan.

The storyteller of Kovilpatti

On Ki Rajanarayanan, the father of Karisal literature.