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Being African in India: 'We are seen as demons'
After a year in India, Zaharaddeen Muhammed, 27, knows enough Hindi to understand what bander means. Monkey. But it isn't even the daily derogatory comments that make him doubt his decision to swap hi...
India and the Third World: Altruism or Hegemony?
A study of Indian foreign policy concentrating on the political and economic forces which shaped the country's external relations.
Jai Bhim Comrade
India’s Dalit (oppressed) castes were abhorred as “untouchables”. The film, shot over 14 years follows the music of protest of Maharashtra's Dalits. In an age of increasing bigotry and superstition, i...
A Lavish Bollywood Musical Is Fueling A Culture War In India
Review of the controversial 2018 Bollywood film "Padmaavat". Qureshi summarises the politically charged campaign of misinformation and resulting sectarian violence that has dogged its release.
The Loneliest Library in the World
At 73, P.V. Chinnathambi runs one of the loneliest libraries anywhere. In the middle of the forested wilderness of Kerala’s Idukki district, the library’s 160-books — all classics — are regularly borr...
Textbook Tempest in California: Who Speaks for Hinduism?: Against The Current vol. 122
Decades after their arrival in the United States in significant numbers following the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, Indian Americans are entering the political fray. Like other ethnic c...
Untouchable!: Voices of a Liberation Movement
Joshi, Barbara (ed.)
Over 100 million Indians today are Dalits ("Untouchables"). This volume comprises a unique collection of writings by Dalit authors - political activists, social scientists, journalists, and others. Th...
Why is India so bad for women?
Of all the G20 nations, India has been labelled the worst place to be a woman. How is this possible in a country that prides itself on being the world's largest democracy?