Citizen vs Labharthi?
Citizens denied the benefits of growth are compensated with direct transfers in the new welfarism that has yielded electoral returns. This 'techno-patrimonialism' is not based on the poor…
Making Sense of the Western Media Bias in the Reporting on Gaza
A history of pro-Israel reporting, a natural bias towards a nation that shares much of the western civilisational values, and the presence of a powerful lobby that looks for real and imaginary signs…
'Hinduphobia': How the Language of Social Justice Works to Serve Hindu Nationalism in the US Diaspora
Accusations of Hinduphobia that are made in the US have become an easy way to silence criticism of Hindu nationalism. Challenging this agenda requires both active condemnation of the Hindu right as…
Emergent India and its Sikh Diaspora
Sikh activism is on the rise in the diaspora but it would be wrong to read it as all 'Khalistani'. India’s outreach policies need to acknowledge Sikh pluralism and respect the democratic…
Shinder S. Thandi
The Question of Academic Freedom
Students when at the cusp of adulthood need to engage with a diversity of ideas. But longstanding structural constraints on university autonomy now have a new edge with state intervention that has a…
Niraja Gopal Jayal
Regressive Isolationism: American Reproductive Politics in the Twenty First Century
The legal quagmire in the US on access to abortion is generated by political design, crafted to ensure that the restitution of reproductive rights is a long-drawn-out process.
Colonial Lines and Postcolonial Conflicts in North East India
The incorporation of the North East into the Indian Union replicated the colonial order of administrating tribe and territory. The history of the region since has been of shots fired, initially…
Jelle J.P. Wouters
Palestine and Israel: Historical, Legal and Moral Issues
On 7 October, Hamas committed a war crime when in its attack on Israel, hundreds of civilians were killed, but since 1948 the scale of the crimes against the Palestinians repeatedly committed by…
A Forgotten Famine and the Rise of Communism in Kerala
Food shortages in Travancore during the Second World War led to tens of thousands of deaths. The scale of the mismanagement of relief wore thin the legitimacy of princely rule, setting the stage for…
Journalism Cannot Be Prosecuted As 'Terrorism'.
"Subjecting journalists to a concentrated criminal process because the government disapproves of their coverage of national and international affairs is an attempt to chill the press by threat…
Digipub and other press groups