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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Notes from a ‘hybrid regime’

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The global branding of caste

Isabel Wilkerson’s recent book fails to unpack caste, but hints at potential for new solidarities.

Swear not by the moon

The contentious politics of lunar sighting in Pakistan.

The storyteller of Kovilpatti

On Ki Rajanarayanan, the father of Karisal literature.