Militarisation

The long wait for justice

On the chronic failures of criminal justice in Sri Lanka.

| Aug 07, 2020

When mountains die they turn white

The leaders of India and Pakistan have now appropriated to themselves, as others had done before, the power that was God’s alone – to kill mountains, make the earth quake, bring the sea to boil, …

| Aug 29, 2016

Landscapes of an occupation

Has militarisation increased disaster vulnerability in India-administered Jammu & Kashmir?

The Myanmar connection

‘Rendezvous With Rebels’ explores the links between Burma and the insurgency in India’s Northeast.

| Jun 19, 2015

Part-time peacekeepers

The Bangladesh Army’s record in the Chittagong Hill Tracts belies its prominence in UN peacekeeping missions.

| Nov 10, 2014

Thinking beyond Huntington

The increasing militarisation of Southasia’s democracies points to a shift in civil-military relations.

| Nov 08, 2014

States of denial

How increasing militarisation of Southasia’s conflict zones has led to severe human-rights violations.

| Oct 31, 2014

A garrison state?

Why is the Sri Lankan army running parks, shopping arcades, a vet clinic and a beauty salon?

| Oct 13, 2014

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Nepal’s Ramayanas

The study of myths and histories in Southasia needs to transcend modern political boundaries.

The long wait for justice

On the chronic failures of criminal justice in Sri Lanka.

Reading Kashmir

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The ‘note’ economy

A brief history of English-literature exams in contemporary India.