minorities

The purity question

In conversation with author and activist, Farahnaz Ispahani.

| Apr 29, 2016

Blackness in brown spaces

Despite historical linkages, Africans in Southasia endure prejudice and institutional discrimination.

| Jul 14, 2015

Emergency by any other name

...in Sri Lanka's case, is just as undemocratic.

| Oct 01, 2011

Why Pakistan is not a nation

And how it could become one.

| Jun 01, 2010

Caste of the Tiger: Eelam and the Dalit question

As the tiger begins to change its stripes, it must grapple with the shifting terrain of the jungle. The Sri Lankan Dalit movement has been subjugated by the larger cause of Tamil nationalism all these …

| Aug 01, 2002

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