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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Returning spoils of colonial conquest

Forgotten manuscripts in European archives may hold important keys to Northeast India’s past.

Planning Colombo

Tracing the vision of Colombo as a garden city.