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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.

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.

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