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Bangalore, Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Murky cases, happy endings

Gita Aravamudan came across both when researching her book, Baby Makers — the Story of Indian Surrogacy »
Bangalore, Wednesday, August 13, 2014

No winners in this war

Samanth Subramanian’s latest book builds a portrait of people affected by the Sri Lankan civil war »
Saturday, August 9, 2014

Creating a new Medina

In his forthcoming book on the idea of Pakistan, the historian Venkat Dhulipala argues that Pakistan was not simply a vague idea that serendipitously emerged as a nation-state, but was popularly imagined as a sovereign Islamic state, a new Medina, as some called it. In this regard, it was envisaged as the harbinger of Islam’s revival and rise in the twentieth century, the new leader and protector of the global community of Muslims, and a worthy successor to the defunct Turkish Caliphate. The following article has been excerpted from the book »
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