Tag: Colonialism

Divers’ Memories of Trochus Fishing in the Andaman Islands

This is the second instalment of a two-part series on trochus fishery and conservation in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Click here to read...

Trochus Trade in the Andaman Islands: How Top Shells from the...

This is the first instalment of a two-part series on trochus fishery and conservation in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Click here to read...

Natural Springs, A Neglected Resource in India’s Water Management System

Natural springs have been a major water source and a vital part of the hydrological cycle for millennia. The very existence of springs has...

The Scattered Implementation of Forest Rights Among the Siddis of Karnataka

The Siddis, recognised as a Scheduled Tribe, occupy a special place in the history of India—they are one of the few historical African diasporic...

Shrinking Commons Amidst Delhi’s Unplanned Urbanisation

Ram Kumar Roja, 76 years of age, is standing on a ground, bordered by a few trees and a wall. This one acre piece...

The Politics of Transnational Education: Of Global Hierarchies and Aspirations

“Growing up, I remember the emphasis our teachers and parents placed on ‘good English’ skills for a successful future. The students in British and...

On The Road: Unravelling the Legacy of Migration from Fishing Villages...

When asking a non-migrant fisherman in Odisha’s Nua Golabandha about why so many fishers choose to migrate across the country, this is what he...

Dialogues: Dr. Malini Bhattacharjee on the RSS, Seva, and Relief and...

“What can one say about the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) that has not already been said before?” The RSS, perhaps the focal organisation of...

Creating Resilient Livelihoods in the Sundarbans, Sans Embankments

It was the 1790s. Tillman Henkel, a magistrate appointed by the newly-arrived British, was a busy man. He had the task of developing an...

In Her Opinion: Dr. Bhanumathi Kalluri on Mining in Adivasi Areas...

There is no dearth of evidence to prove that large-scale developmental projects in India have impacted the lives of those living the closest to...