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The battle of Saraighat and the image of Lachit Borphukan have been integral to identity making in contemporary Assam for the caste Assamese.
Meet Ma’ruf Amin, the Indonesian President's running mate who is propagating a form of 'Middle Way Islam' internationally.

Blood Speaks

What is life like when having your period puts your health at risk and means you are shunned by society? Rose George reports from Nepal and Bangladesh on menstrual taboos.
Water has defined and redefined social boundaries for eons, while facilitating the formation of class and caste identities. The Brahmaputra Valley in Assam is a thriving case-in-point.
Climbing the class ladder in economic irons.
India is not a vegetarian country as many believe and argue.
Robert Heath claimed to have cured homosexuality by implanting electrodes into the pleasure centre of the brain. Robert Colvile reports on one of the great forgotten stories of neuroscience.
Competitive entrance examinations in India and beauty pageants in Venezuela both reflect a toxic culture of social over-expectation and economic exploitation.
The ban on women's entry into the iconic Hindu temple in Kerala's Sabarimala has been challenged in India's Supreme Court. But, how legally tenable are the petitions really?
One South African photographer's visual journey to Madiba's childhood locales.