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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.

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.

How India Influenced Southeast Asian Civilization
September 29, 2018

How India Influenced Southeast Asian Civilization

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Indian cultural influences in parts of Southeast Asia have long been apparent.
South India’s Warrior Lords: The Telugus
August 10, 2018

South India’s Warrior Lords: The Telugus

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The medieval legacy of Telugu warriors and peasants lives on.

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