nationalism

The cost of conscience

Megha Majumdar’s novel depicts a world where progress requires bigotry.

| Nov 10, 2020

Redefining citizenship in Pakistan

The PTM movement envisions an alternate relationship between citizen and state.

| Apr 28, 2020

Is the mob ruling the roost?

JNU violence shows the fringe is at the Centre.

| Jan 07, 2020

Tibet: Impossible yet existent?

A reinvigorated spiritual politics of Tibetan Buddhism could prove to be a way forward.

| Jan 07, 2020

From ‘Mother India’ to ‘Mission Mangal’

Homegrown technologies at the service of Indian nationalism in Hindi cinema.

| Sep 18, 2019

A novel of thresholds

‘Basanti’ and writing the New Woman in Odia literary culture

| May 22, 2019

Echoes of Pakistan in Indian polls

Frenzied use of communal card signals the weakening of democracy.

| May 06, 2019

Uniform hysteria

Following the suicide attack on security forces in Kashmir, India’s media went on a nationalist, fact-free overdrive.

| Mar 07, 2019

Confessions of a war reporter

A reporter recollects the untold stories of the 1999 Kargil War.

| Mar 06, 2019

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