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The conundrum of the Kunbi–Maratha identity

Historically, Kunbis sought to be identified as Maratha for upward social mobility. Now, Marathas seek to be identified as Kunbi for reservation benefits

Members of Maratha Kranti Morcha staged a protest at the district collectorate over the police lathi charge on those seeking reservation at Jalna. (KALPESH NUKTE/HT)
Updated on Sep 13, 2023 07:01 PM IST

Essay: The myth of French blackness

The relentless assimilationist model of French society has caused endless friction with immigrants, who, whether black or Arab, remain the Other

Cars burn after a march for Nahel on Thursday, June 29, 2023 in Nanterre, outside Paris. The killing of 17-year-old Nahel during a traffic check on Tuesday, captured on video, shocked the country and stirred up long-simmering tensions between young people and police in housing projects and other disadvantaged neighbourhoods in France. After more than 3,400 arrests and signs that the violence is now abating, France is once again facing a reckoning. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
Updated on Aug 21, 2023 06:43 PM IST
BySaikat Majumdar

Oldest preserved globe, the Behaim, reveals dark side of human exploration

The oldest preserved globe - the Behaim - is a testament to an early chapter in the history of globalization, with the dark side of colonization.

The Behaim Globe is also known as the Erdapfel. (DW/Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg)
Published on Aug 15, 2023 02:48 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Frontline functionaries in India: The absent policy

This paper has been authored by Rashmi Sharma from CPR.

Colonial era
Published on Apr 10, 2023 12:19 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

A room with a view: Inside Manchester’s new South Asia Gallery

The first-of-its-kind space has been curated by members of this community. It tells stories of new identity struggles, ancient riches, wars fought and won.

I Beg You to Define Me (2018), a 7-ft-tall self-portrait by Azraa Motala, a British Muslim woman of South Asian descent. (Image courtesy Manchester Museum)
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 09:01 PM IST
ByRiddhi Doshi
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