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Adopt a Heritage: Who Will Save the Everest Estate in India?
January 02, 2019

Adopt a Heritage: Who Will Save the Everest Estate in India?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
George Everest’s mansion is decrepit and New Delhi wants a private company to adopt it.

The Origins of Odisha’s Tribal-Dalit Political Nexus
December 26, 2018

The Origins of Odisha’s Tribal-Dalit Political Nexus

By Parul Abrol
How the British gave birth to the Adivasi vs. Dalit equation in the Indian state of Odisha.
How the British Ascended in India 200 Years Ago
December 08, 2018

How the British Ascended in India 200 Years Ago

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The British didn't come to South Asia and immediately become the predominant power.

Rohingyas and the Unfinished Business of Partition
January 16, 2018

Rohingyas and the Unfinished Business of Partition

By Jayita Sarkar
Like so many of South Asia's flashpoints, the Rohingya crisis has roots in the bloody Partition of 1947.

When Burma Was Still Part of British India
September 30, 2017

When Burma Was Still Part of British India

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
When Burma became Burma and India became India.

Has Gandhi’s Example Contributed to Donald Trump’s Victory?
August 22, 2017

Has Gandhi’s Example Contributed to Donald Trump’s Victory?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Gandhi inspired civil rights campaigns across the world. But did his success in movement politics offer wrong lessons for participatory democracy?

The Indian Cavalry’s Charge on an Israeli City And Its Usefulness Now
May 01, 2017

The Indian Cavalry’s Charge on an Israeli City And Its Usefulness Now

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The politics of history can be useful for diplomacy but dangerous for grammar.
Who Is Responsible for the Gilgit-Baltistan Dispute?
March 29, 2017

Who Is Responsible for the Gilgit-Baltistan Dispute?

By Prateek Joshi
A recent British motion to condemn Pakistani control of the territory forgets that London made that control possible.

Will India Become the Pivot of Asian Security?
October 05, 2016

Will India Become the Pivot of Asian Security?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
India for the most part has shed its aversion to power politics.

3 Problems with War and Strategy in Medieval India
August 27, 2016

3 Problems with War and Strategy in Medieval India

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Indian armies over the past millennium seemed to have constantly grappled with three primary problems.

Counting Castes in India
August 05, 2016

Counting Castes in India

By Krzysztof Iwanek
An Indian government commission is trying to make sense of the caste data.
Here's the Real Reason Why India's Economy Is Smaller Than China's
September 11, 2015

Here's the Real Reason Why India's Economy Is Smaller Than China's

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Why did India's economy falter?

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