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Attesting the ‘wounded land’

A review of 'Then There Were No Witnesses' by Ahilan, translated by Geetha Sukumaran.

| Jan 27, 2020

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

Dukha during the world war

Letters from the battlefield, intercepted and filed away by wartime censors, provide a window into the pain of the Gurkha.

| Dec 06, 2016

The perfect storm and the final famine

Natural disasters have shaped political consensus on development in Bangladesh.

| Jul 24, 2015

A heart of stone

FICTION: The mountains became my patience stone, and I hoped they could hold my secrets and sins.

| Jul 06, 2015

Traces of war

Burmese refugees, art and the trauma of war.

| Feb 03, 2015

Reading the nation in war

A review of Gita Viswanath’s book on Indian military literature and Hindi war cinema.

| Nov 14, 2014

War by other means

In conversation with writer and academic Mona Bhan on militarisation and democracy in India in the wake of the Kargil War.

| May 15, 2014

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