The British pride themselves on being a nation of dog lovers. However, Chris Pearson reveals that Britain’s canine savoir-faire was conditional and only certain types of dogs were acceptable in ‘civilised’ countries. As a colonial power, Britain sought to spread these particular ideas of how humans and canines should relate, globally.
Andrew Whitehead uncovers the story of Zuni Gujjari, who became an emblem of the Kashmiri nationalist movement in the 1940s.
What does divorce tell us of the state of Indian democracy? Saumya Saxena explores how the end of a marriage in the country became the site for a conversation about rights, statehood and equality that far exceeded just the separating couple.
“By excavating the archives of urban hydrology in Chennai, we can see how the unequal production, impact, and representation of floods is embedded in property making and belonging.” Aditya Ramesh argues that responses to flood must go beyond engineering and planning.
Urvi Khaitan explores how US Air Force photos reveal the hidden history of female labour in World War II India.
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.