indigenous

Bahunvada: Myth or reality?

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

| Nov 19, 2018

Unravelling realities

A new collection of stories provides layered representations of indigenous communities.

| Jan 18, 2016

The damned road of Andamans

Tourism interests and enhanced road access threaten the existence of the indigenous Jarawa.

| Aug 15, 2014

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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Climate change in Bangladesh is driving a dengue outbreak in winter

Dengue is endemic in Bangladesh but the current outbreak is unusual in its scale and seasonality. Many experts have linked the surge in dengue cases with extreme climate events

China courts influence in Sri Lanka via the Buddhist clergy

Beijing needs new allies now that the Rajapaksas are reeling, but the enmeshing of politics and religion in Sri Lanka is always cause for concern

Rebound or relapse: Debt restructuring in a time of crisis

A crossborder discussion on economic precarity and the impacts of ongoing debt restructuring processes and negotiations with the IMF in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.