Cracked Earth

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Shifting cultivation and shifting identities in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts.

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Indian Jews have contributed culturally despite their small, and dwindling, numbers.

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Media narratives on Kashmir tell stories of competing nationalisms.

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By David Brenner

Ceasefire capitalism undermines peace in Karen State.

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The Hours The Hours

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A look at the lives of garment workers in Gurgaon and Tirupur.

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  • Owning the news

    ManDog, 18 July 2014

    Brilliant piece! Newsrooms across the world are struggling with some of these same issues but i despair for Indian journalism - which has such a great...

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  • The imperial roots of hunger

    Madhusree, 22 June 2014

    Thanks, Harsh. There is a lot of difference between different states in implementation of PDS, and I believe Chattisgarh has one of the more efficient...

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  • The sanitising power of spoken Sanskrit

    Patrick McCartney, 21 May 2014

    Van Der Veer 1999: 419 in his article 'Hindus: A superior race' - discusses the concept of the development of a 'chosen people' as a way to understan...

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