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Akhilesh Pillalamarri

Akhilesh Pillalamarri

Akhilesh Pillalamarri is an international relations analyst. He is a contributing editor at The Diplomat, writing on foreign policy, politics, history, culture, and geography.

Akhilesh Pillalamarri is an international relations analyst. He is a contributing editor at The Diplomat, writing on foreign policy, politics, history, culture, and geography.

Posts by Akhilesh Pillalamarri
June 23, 2020

Why India Needs to Draw the Line With China: The Geopolitics of the Sino-Indian Skirmish

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
India needs to draw the right lessons from the Galwan Valley skirmish.

August 26, 2019

A Changing India: A Land of Dichotomies and Magic

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
India contains multitudes.
August 18, 2019

A Changing India: Caught Between Illiberalism and Social Revolution

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Is India on the cusp of a social revolution?

August 13, 2019

India’s Cultural and History Geography: The Deccan and Aryavarta

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
India’s past helps explain its present.

August 08, 2019

Long Overdue: Why Ladakh’s New Status in India Should Be Welcomed

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Given its history and cultural and geographic distinctiveness, Ladakh’s new status is a welcome development.

July 01, 2019

The Story of India’s Many Scripts

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
While India’s scripts are ancient, technology and modernity are changing their usage patterns.
May 27, 2019

3 Critical Questions After India's Historic 2019 General Elections

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
India's 2019 elections may herald a new political era.

April 17, 2019

Indian Elections 2019: Do Narendra Modi and the BJP Deserve a Second Term?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
On what basis should the BJP be reelected in India? (If it can be.)

March 16, 2019

The Origins of Hindu-Muslim Conflict in South Asia

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
What are the historical origins of animosities between South Asia’s two largest religions?

February 12, 2019

Where did Indians Come From, Part 4: How Unique is Indian Society?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The human diversity of the Indian subcontinent is truly amazing.

January 14, 2019

Where Did Indians Come From, Part 3: What Is Caste?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The caste-system is extremely complex and functions differently throughout India.
January 07, 2019

Where Indians Come From, Part 2: Dravidians and Aryans

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Who were the people who made up ancient India and where did they come from?

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