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Britain’s Nepali Gurkha Veterans Struggle for Justice
July 10, 2019

Britain’s Nepali Gurkha Veterans Struggle for Justice

By Arun Budhathoki
Nepal’s Gurkha veterans continue their struggle against Britain.

Suketu Mehta’s Manifesto: This Land is Our Land
June 10, 2019

Suketu Mehta’s Manifesto: This Land is Our Land

By Krzysztof Iwanek
This Land is Our Land is a defense of people’s right to migrate and a strong critique of Trump’s migration policies.
Is China Inflicting a 'Century of Humiliation' on the World?
February 04, 2018

Is China Inflicting a 'Century of Humiliation' on the World?

By Ben Lowsen
China's questionable practices and laissez-faire attitude are buying it a reputation similar to the colonial powers that once tormented it.

Drinking in Hanoi: Alcohol and Politics in Vietnam
December 27, 2017

Drinking in Hanoi: Alcohol and Politics in Vietnam

By David Hutt
A very short history of alcohol and politics in Vietnam.

70 Years of the Radcliffe Line: Understanding the Story of Indian Partition
August 19, 2017

70 Years of the Radcliffe Line: Understanding the Story of Indian Partition

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
On its 70th anniversary, a review of the Radcliffe Line.

The British Raj’s Social and Institutional Impact on Indian Society
August 17, 2017

The British Raj’s Social and Institutional Impact on Indian Society

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The legacy of empire was born of profit-seeking.

This Is How Europe Conquered Asia
August 03, 2017

This Is How Europe Conquered Asia

By Franz-Stefan Gady
It was not just superior technology that enabled European states to establish colonies in Asia.
China in Africa, Part III: The Ugly
June 09, 2016

China in Africa, Part III: The Ugly

By David Volodzko
Untangling the diverse threads that make up the "China in Africa" narrative is a herculean task.

Diamonds Are Forever: India and the UK Revisit the Koh-i-Noor Diamond
April 22, 2016

Diamonds Are Forever: India and the UK Revisit the Koh-i-Noor Diamond

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
India has acknowledged that there may not be a good legal case for the return of the diamond.

When Elizabeth II Was Queen of Pakistan
March 17, 2016

When Elizabeth II Was Queen of Pakistan

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Before it was a republic, Pakistan was briefly ruled by Queen Elizabeth II.

Colonial Diamonds Are Forever: India and the Koh-i-Noor Diamond
November 12, 2015

Colonial Diamonds Are Forever: India and the Koh-i-Noor Diamond

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
A group of prominent Indians want the return of the Koh-i-Noor diamond, which remains in the hands of the British monarchy.
250 Years Ago, This Event Changed Everything in South Asia
October 08, 2015

250 Years Ago, This Event Changed Everything in South Asia

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
250 years ago, British rule over India began de jure.

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