Symbols of the State
After usurping prominent symbols of the Hindu religion, the Sangh is now targeting salient elements of India’s civic religion, and moving more centripetally to the Sarnath lions and the 'dhamma…
The Narmada Andolan in the Words of Adivasi Leaders
An account of the Narmada Bachao Andolan’s activities woven from the memories of two Adivasi activists, who were in the midst of it all, provides rich insights into the movement and gives voice to…
The Quiet Violence of the Remaking of Mumbai
An online exhibition on the transformation of Mumbai explores how the marginalised populations in the city have experienced the upheavals and how they have responded.
Through a Glass, Clearly
A memoir that 'dwells on the determination, grit and creativity of ordinary people who come together in a battle waged on multiple sites, in public and private spaces: courts, mandal and…
India that is not a Hindu Rashtra
What India needs now is not a ‘Bharat’ of ‘Indic Consciousness’, but a Union of States that will deliver gender equality, climate justice and social inclusion.
Right to Abortion in India and the US
What can the US judicial overturning of Roe v Wade tell us about reproductive decision-making and the law in India? Our histories might be different, yet they intersect with each other, and our goals…
Loud Mouths and Invisible Tails: The New Hindi-Hindu-Hindustan Debate
There is growing conviction that the nation, language, and religion are one. Hindi ideologues see only Hindi as authentically Indian and Hindu. The current rhetoric is reminiscent of the 'Hindi-…
The Smoke and Mirrors of Casteism in the US
Convoluted arguments that equate anti-caste activism in the US with 'Hindu-phobia' seek to reinstate casteist norms that dominant-caste immigrants are accustomed to.
How India’s Courts have Helped Escalate Hindutva Claims on Mosques
Rather than dismissing them under the Places of Worship Act, 1991, courts often allow petitions against mosques to fester, thus helping Hindutva politics.
Sri Lankan Peoples' Protests of 2022: The Present from the Past
The protests that have swept Sri Lanka for months, threatening the existing order, did not emerge out of thin air. They may have been sparked by an immediate economic crisis but they are a part of a…