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The Idea of India—And a Transition Toward Violent, Exclusionary Nationalism
April 02, 2020

The Idea of India—And a Transition Toward Violent, Exclusionary Nationalism

By Nazir Ahmad and Muneeb Yousuf
What the nation meant for Tagore, Gandhi, and Nehru differs from what it means for the BJP and RSS.

Virtually There: Visit These Indian Museums Online During the Global Lockdown
March 19, 2020

Virtually There: Visit These Indian Museums Online During the Global Lockdown

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Here are some suggestions on which Indian museums you can explore from the safety of home.
The Second Death of Mahatma Gandhi
February 12, 2020

The Second Death of Mahatma Gandhi

By Angel L. Martínez Cantera
The same ideology that assassinated Gandhi is defaming his legacy en route to reshaping India’s socio-political past, present, and future.

Saving India‘s Intellectual History Will Require a Massive Effort
December 05, 2019

Saving India‘s Intellectual History Will Require a Massive Effort

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Some of India’s historical sources are in dire need of preservation.

A Changing India: A Land of Dichotomies and Magic
August 26, 2019

A Changing India: A Land of Dichotomies and Magic

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
India contains multitudes.

India’s Cultural and History Geography: The Deccan and Aryavarta
August 13, 2019

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

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

Modi-fying Kashmir: Unpacking India’s Historic Decision to Revoke Kashmir’s Autonomy
August 06, 2019

Modi-fying Kashmir: Unpacking India’s Historic Decision to Revoke Kashmir’s Autonomy

By Abhijnan Rej
What are the likely short- and long-term effects of the Modi government’s decision?
The Story of India’s Many Scripts
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.

The Alliance of Indian Kings: Can a Coalition Defeat Modi’s BJP in the 2019 Elections?
February 13, 2019

The Alliance of Indian Kings: Can a Coalition Defeat Modi’s BJP in the 2019 Elections?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
A few regional parties could potentially tip the scales in India’s upcoming elections.

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

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

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