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.
Naomi Hossain compares President Trump’s handling of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in 2017 to the Pakistani government’s response to the 1970 Bhola Cyclone in Bangladesh, to examine the implications of disaster for legitimacy, imperial power and democracy.
Historian and columnist Ramachandra Guha on the memorialisation of the Partition in India
Madhu Singh, associate professor at the University of Lucknow in northern India, explores the anti-colonial episode of the Chittagong Uprising (1930-34) which Bollywood has recently brought back into the spotlight.