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  • How Hindus and Muslims in Bengal produced literature together

    How Hindus and Muslims in Bengal produced literature together0

    Book review: Recasting the Region: Language, Culture and Islam in Colonial Bengal, by Neilesh Bose National and provincial histories always vie for attention. In South Asian historiography, and of provincial histories, Bengal has had a good run. In the 1950s and 1960s, Bengal as erstwhile capital of the British Raj caught the attention of imperialist

  • Pakistan and the dream of Dalits

    Pakistan and the dream of Dalits0

    A group of Pakistani Dalits in Mirpurkhas gathered at their town hall recently. They vowed to initiate a movement to assert their distinct political identity, and fight for their communities’ rights. The word ‘dalit’ literally means ‘oppressed people’; it has been in use since the 19th century to describe communities that fall outside of the

  • Maldives: Opposition Gets Its Domestic Act Together, Overseas Now

    Maldives: Opposition Gets Its Domestic Act Together, Overseas Now0

    In the first major effort of its kind after a series of street-protests in Male in the first half of 2015, the political opposition against Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has formed a joint grouping at a London meet. In a tactical move, possibly aimed at seeking international recognition of whatever kind possible, they have also

  • Justice for Tanu: The rise of micro-democracy in Bangladesh

    Justice for Tanu: The rise of micro-democracy in Bangladesh0

    Violence against women is not a new phenomenon in the transitional societies of South Asia. Since the ancient period to today’s post-modern era the prevalence and forms of violence against women are muddling through clouds to darken the dawn of gender equality within the sphere of family, education, profession, culture, politics, economy, religion, and society

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  • Asma Jahangir: The street fighter

    Asma Jahangir: The street fighter

    OBITUARY Asma Jahangir (1952-2018): The human rights icon from Pakistan was a feisty street fighter The renowned senior lawyer suffered from a cardiac arrest and died in Lahore on Sunday. Saroop Ijaz  11/2/2018 This article was first published on The Herald in 2016. Asma Jahangir admonishes police personnel at a protest against the Election Commission of Pakistan

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