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The Real History of Hindu-Muslim Relations Under Akbar
December 09, 2017
The Real History of Hindu-Muslim Relations Under Akbar
Contrary to the dominant narrative, Hindus and Muslims in India have not always been at each other’s throats.
The Real History of Hindu-Muslim Relations Under Akbar
Why English is Not Enough to Understand India
December 08, 2017
Why English is Not Enough to Understand India
Precise text, low context: English-Hindi translations are usually fine, but sometimes the nuance is dropped.
Why English is Not Enough to Understand India
India’s Saraswati: The Quest for the Invisible River
December 04, 2017
India’s Saraswati: The Quest for the Invisible River
While some are trying to locate or recreate the Saraswati River, in fact, it can be easily found.
India’s Saraswati: The Quest for the Invisible River
The Distortion of a Distortion: India’s <em>Padmavati</em> Movie Controversy
December 01, 2017
The Distortion of a Distortion: India’s Padmavati Movie Controversy
Radicals are protecting a queen they have never seen and attacking a movie they have not yet seen.
The Distortion of a Distortion: India’s Padmavati Movie Controversy
No, Fashion in India Has Not Become a ‘Nationalist Cause’
November 17, 2017
No, Fashion in India Has Not Become a ‘Nationalist Cause’
Is Modi’s sense of style part of a newfangled nationalistic agenda? Not necessarily.
No, Fashion in India Has Not Become a ‘Nationalist Cause’
Review: Two Worlds, Eerily Similar in Rushdie’s <em>Golden House</em>
November 14, 2017
Review: Two Worlds, Eerily Similar in Rushdie’s Golden House
"Histories of empires are misleadingly romantic, because they obscure the inglorious end for too long."
Review: Two Worlds, Eerily Similar in Rushdie’s Golden House
Shrimps, Cheese, and Knives: What Do Nations Really Fight for?
November 10, 2017
Shrimps, Cheese, and Knives: What Do Nations Really Fight for?
The ‘Dokdo shrimp’ controversy is not the first argument of its kind – in Asia or elsewhere.
Shrimps, Cheese, and Knives: What Do Nations Really Fight for?
A Semantic Masala: Oxford English Dictionary Fills up With Indian Words
November 02, 2017
A Semantic Masala: Oxford English Dictionary Fills up With Indian Words
Dozens of new English-Indian terms reveal a lot about the dialogue of cultures.
A Semantic Masala: Oxford English Dictionary Fills up With Indian Words
The Difficult Discussion on Cambodia’s Forests
October 30, 2017
The Difficult Discussion on Cambodia’s Forests
Cambodia did not take kindly to satellite images from NASA showing the extent of deforestation.
The Difficult Discussion on Cambodia’s Forests
Why Doesn’t Taiwan Make Political Movies?
October 27, 2017
Why Doesn’t Taiwan Make Political Movies?
Films about Taiwan political history are few and far between, especially compared to South Korean cinema.
Why Doesn’t Taiwan Make Political Movies?
No, the Taj Mahal Wasn't a Hindu Temple
October 26, 2017
No, the Taj Mahal Wasn't a Hindu Temple
But attempts to prove it was are interesting feats of selective partisan history.
No, the Taj Mahal Wasn't a Hindu Temple
‘The Nonsense of Witnessing Such Beauty’: Malinowski’s Tryst with Sri Lanka
October 11, 2017
‘The Nonsense of Witnessing Such Beauty’: Malinowski’s Tryst with Sri Lanka
The great ethnographer’s little-known adventures on the way to the Pacific.
‘The Nonsense of Witnessing Such Beauty’: Malinowski’s Tryst with Sri Lanka
Destny in Numbrs: How Numerology is Ruining Indian Names and Traditions
October 04, 2017
Destny in Numbrs: How Numerology is Ruining Indian Names and Traditions
Want to change your fate? Change your name!
Destny in Numbrs: How Numerology is Ruining Indian Names and Traditions
Game of Fans: China and India’s Reception of the <em>Game of Thrones</em>
October 02, 2017
Game of Fans: China and India’s Reception of the Game of Thrones
The popular HBO show left an imprint even on Chinese and Indian pop culture.
Game of Fans: China and India’s Reception of the Game of Thrones
Sugary Soda Tax Not Enough to Halt the March of Obesity in Asia
September 28, 2017
Sugary Soda Tax Not Enough to Halt the March of Obesity in Asia
Alarmingly, two out of five adults in the Asia-Pacific region are either overweight or obese.
Sugary Soda Tax Not Enough to Halt the March of Obesity in Asia
Symbols and Time: Debating Official Scripts in India
September 25, 2017
Symbols and Time: Debating Official Scripts in India
India scripts a retention of its diversity – through scripts.
Symbols and Time: Debating Official Scripts in India
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