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Imperialist Apologia: Salt on Colonial Wounds

Imperialist Apologia: Salt on Colonial Wounds

By Ryan Mitra and Parijat Pandya
The success of “RRR,” set during the British Raj, has sparked a new wave of apologia for British colonialism.

Sedition Laws and Their Post-Colonial Legacy in India and Pakistan

Sedition Laws and Their Post-Colonial Legacy in India and Pakistan

By Bansari Kamdar
The legacy of colonial-era sedition laws weighs heavily on both India and Pakistan.
Britain’s Nepali Gurkha Veterans Struggle for Justice

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

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?

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.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Drinking in Hanoi: Alcohol and Politics in Vietnam

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

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

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

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

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

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

When Elizabeth II Was Queen of Pakistan

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

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