Andrew Whitehead explores the social and political history of forced migrations lying behind the Burmese noodle stalls in the Indian city of Chennai.
What can official sources tell us about mass movements for liberation in colonial India? Pragya Dhital introduces a special feature on “Insurgency in the Archives”, in issue 89 of History Workshop Journal.
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.