UK

Rewriting the Empire: an interview with Shrabani Basu

Journalist and historian Shrabani Basu talks about filling the gaps in the history of colonial India's relationship with Britain.

| Jan 27, 2018

A good son

A Pakistani immigrant man has choices to make.

| Jan 09, 2015

Community leader

A short story about a Pakistani immigrant in the UK.

| Jan 07, 2015

Britain’s Banglatown

How the Bangladeshi community has come to shape local politics in Tower Hamlets.

| Dec 28, 2014

Himalayan melodies and heavy metal

Rocking generations of the Nepali diaspora in Britain.

| Dec 16, 2014

Caste across the kalapani

The long struggle to outlaw caste-based discrimination in the UK finally succeeds.

| May 24, 2013

A diaspora begins

Has resettlement given a fillip to the cause of democracy in Bhutan? Will the right of return be far behind?  

| May 01, 2010

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