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A Bangladeshi family is photographed worshiping at the Cave Hira in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Hijab – how far can the state dictate a woman’s choice? 

A Dalit Women's 'Self Respect Yatra' (procession) begins in Kurukshetra, in the state of Haryana at the feet of the statue of Dalit Rights icon Dr. Ambedkar. Credit: Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Nilanjana Bhowmick's thoughts on the long shadow of caste.

All That Breathes is a strangely beautiful tale of India’s climate and political struggles. Husna Ara...

Protestors demand the release of activist Teesta Setalvad after she was arrested from her home by the anti-terrorism wing of the Gujarat police, on a street in Mumbai, India, June 27, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Nilanjana Bhowmick on the persecution of dissent in India.

Scraps of torched cars left in Shiv Vihar from the 2020 Delhi riots. Credit: Banswalhemant

Nilanjana Bhowmick on the routine communal violence that is a state-sponsored blot on India’s democracy.

Some Indian men are threatening a marriage strike for a most dubious reason. Nilanjana Bhowmick tells them to bring it on.

Some Indian men are threatening a marriage strike for a most dubious reason. Nilanjana Bhowmick tells them...

Two men sort betel leaves

Villagers in the Indian state of Odisha are fighting a major steel plant development, in the face of intense repression –...

Laughter has become a risky business, observes Nilajana Bhowmick.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Cropped by User:Andrew Dalby

Two themes loom over the announcement that the UK is launching trade talks with India – farmers and Big Pharma, says...

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Jason Hickel shines a different light on a catastrophe that killed three million Indians.

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Moushumi Basu reports from Assam, India, on the people turning to traditional ‘home grown’ strategies to...

Disciplinary action for 'anti-national' speech is becoming increasingly used against oppressed caste backgrounds or minority religious communities, often employees at less-privileged, rural universities. WikiCommons/Biswarup Ganguly

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Highly networked rightwing students, acting with political patronage, are stifling academic freedom, writes Sruti Bala.

Women stand in a row holding hands in the air

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A growing number of women are going against the stream in India, writes Nilanjana Bhowmick.

Catching up with the Trolley Times, Ghaziabad, India, April 2021. The fourpage weekly newspaper, printed in Gurmukhi and Hindi, was founded in December 2020 to give voice to the farmers’ protest. SOPA IMAGES LIMITED/ALAMY

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Narendra Modi has announced his intention to repeal the contentious agriculture laws unwaveringly resisted by India's...

Image is everything: Indian Prime Minister  Narendra Modi on the campaign trail prior to  the West Bengal elections, March 2021, which  his party lost. The huge rallies by all parties were  criticized for their irresponsibility during India’s  coronavirus crisis.  SIPA USA/ALAMY

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The image-obsessed Indian government is intent on shutting down dissent. Rishika Pardikar examines ploys in...

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Nilanjana Bhowmick on why women won’t linger awhile.

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