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Britain’s Nepali Gurkha Veterans Struggle for Justice
July 10, 2019

Britain’s Nepali Gurkha Veterans Struggle for Justice

By Arun Budhathoki
Nepal’s Gurkha veterans continue their struggle against Britain.

The Origins of Hindu-Muslim Conflict in South Asia
March 16, 2019

The Origins of Hindu-Muslim Conflict in South Asia

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
What are the historical origins of animosities between South Asia’s two largest religions?
Pakistan’s Crumbling Cultural Heritage
January 29, 2019

Pakistan’s Crumbling Cultural Heritage

By Shah Meer Baloch
Mehrgarh, the site of a precursor to the Indus Valley civilization, is victim to looting, vandalism, and encroachment.

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.

What the Kulbhushan Jadhav Saga Reveals About India and Pakistan’s Balochistan Problems
January 11, 2018

What the Kulbhushan Jadhav Saga Reveals About India and Pakistan’s Balochistan Problems

By Ahsan Butt
India’s Quint published and deleted a story alleging that Jadhav was indeed spying for India. What does that tell us?

India and Sri Lanka in Antiquity
September 18, 2016

India and Sri Lanka in Antiquity

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Geographic proximity meant that the histories of India and Sri Lanka were intertwined.

The Plight of Pakistan's Hindu Community
June 23, 2016

The Plight of Pakistan's Hindu Community

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan’s approach of defining its nationalism in opposition to India has aggravated the plight of Hindus.
An Emperor in Exile: Chronicling Humayun's Days and Conquests
April 08, 2016

An Emperor in Exile: Chronicling Humayun's Days and Conquests

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
A new volume chronicles the life and conquests of the Mughal Emperor Humayun.

Remembering the Partition of India
March 05, 2016

Remembering the Partition of India

By Sanjay Kumar
Speaking to Nisid Hajari, journalist and author of Midnight’s Fury: The Deadly Legacy of Indian Partition.

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