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August 26, 2019

A Changing India: A Land of Dichotomies and Magic

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
India contains multitudes.

August 13, 2019

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

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

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

September 29, 2018

How India Influenced Southeast Asian Civilization

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Indian cultural influences in parts of Southeast Asia have long been apparent.

August 10, 2018

South India’s Warrior Lords: The Telugus

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The medieval legacy of Telugu warriors and peasants lives on.
July 27, 2018

India’s Evolving Linguistic Landscape

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Hindi continues to explode in India.

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