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India’s Evolving Linguistic Landscape
July 27, 2018

India’s Evolving Linguistic Landscape

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Hindi continues to explode in India.
Adopt a Heritage: Should Private Companies Be Caretakers of Indian National Monuments?
April 30, 2018

Adopt a Heritage: Should Private Companies Be Caretakers of Indian National Monuments?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Will sites like the Taj Mahal become better managed or will they become banners for private firms?

What My DNA Says About India’s History
March 14, 2018

What My DNA Says About India’s History

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
What a dive into the past, as told through genetics, can reveal about South Asia's history.

India’s Bhima Koregaon: A Battle of Narratives
February 03, 2018

India’s Bhima Koregaon: A Battle of Narratives

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The Koregaon riots show how the same historical event can be seen from different perspectives.

Trolls and a Controversial King: Indian History and Modern Scholarship
October 03, 2017

Trolls and a Controversial King: Indian History and Modern Scholarship

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
An interview with Audrey Truschke.
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.
The Shadow of Doubt: India, Pakistan, and Vulgar Cartoons in 1947
August 14, 2017

The Shadow of Doubt: India, Pakistan, and Vulgar Cartoons in 1947

By Ritu Gairola Khanduri
A look back at political cartoons on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the independence of India and Pakistan.

How the Indian National Congress Lost India
April 13, 2017

How the Indian National Congress Lost India

By Martand Jha
India’s Grand Old Party has decidedly lost its grandeur. What happened?

India: The Dying Home of Hume
October 07, 2016

India: The Dying Home of Hume

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The house of the founder of the oldest party in India is slowly turning into ruins.

India's Capital City: Should We Call It Delhi or New Delhi?
September 29, 2016

India's Capital City: Should We Call It Delhi or New Delhi?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
New Delhi is a smaller entity in the much larger urban mass that is the Indian National Capital Territory.
How India Can Better Preserve Its Cultural Heritage
September 28, 2016

How India Can Better Preserve Its Cultural Heritage

By Vishal Arora
An interview with Ratish Nanda, a prominent conservation architect in India.

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