With new citizenship laws in India, the refugee is being used to determine the Indian citizen along religious lines. Ria Kapoor looks at how Partition in 1947 and the Pakistani refugee crisis of 1971 are shaping this process of redefinition.
As Kashmir’s special status is revoked by India, what can the idea of “kashmiriyat” tell us about the historical basis of Kashmiri identity?
How was violence essential to sustaining the British Empire, and why is teaching this imperative in today’s world? Listen to the latest episode History Workshop Podcast.
For the latest post in our Radical Books series, Ole Birk Laursen tracks the influence of Maxim Gorky’s anti-Tsarist poem ‘Song of the Falcon’ on Russian and Indian revolutionaries before the Russian Revolution
Andrew Whitehead reveals how a women’s militia marked a moment of political empowerment as still unresolved conflict erupted in Kashmir at the end of empire.
This August India celebrates 70 years of independence, but denotified and nomadic communities will commemorate their own anniversary: 65 years since the repeal of the Criminal Tribes Act, one of the British Empire’s most draconian and relatively unknown pieces of legislation.
Shalini Sharma confronts Hindu nationalist revisionists engaging in a ‘post-truth’ use of postcolonial writings and arguments.
Onni Gust discusses curating the ‘Threads of Empire’ exhibition at the University of Nottingham and the politics of culture.
A special, free-access compilation of articles on South Asian history from History Workshop Journal
Why does aazadi (freedom) connote sedition in post-independence India? On the same day that Kanhaiya Kumar reclaimed this word in a stirring speech after his release from jail, Chitralekha Zutshi reflects on the usage and meanings of aazadi.