postcolonial

Caricature’s realism

Modernity and difference in a recent book on political cartoons in India.

| Oct 30, 2015

Banished and excluded: the Girmit of Fiji

The story of how the Empire’s forgotten slaves overcame the political legacy of colonialism.

| Jan 02, 2015

Cinematic dissent

A new book on dissent in Southasian film highlights the gender, class, caste and religious fractures of the region.

| Dec 12, 2013

An India at odds with itself

The ingredients are burning inside the melting pot. India’s people need plural rather than homogenous co-existence

| Jan 14, 2013

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Still standing

Old Delhi’s Hazrat Shah Waliullah Public Library.

Social surveillance

The impact of social media platforms in the global South.

Ghar ki shaadi

Of family pressure, maulvis and the nikahnama.

Unpacking the floods in Pakistan

On root causes, challenges and gaps in state capacity.