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    “The story of 1.5 million soldiers that served in WW1 has been forgotten over the years” – Shrabani Basu

“The story of 1.5 million soldiers that served in WW1 has been forgotten over the years” – Shrabani Basu

Ahead of speaking at the LSE at the launch of the unique Red ‘Khadi’ Poppy, an event which will commemorate the role of more than 1 million Indian soldiers who served in the British Army in World War 1, Shrabani Basu talks to Chris Finnigan about her book For King and Another Country (2015) and the role that Indian soldiers played […]

November 9th, 2018|History|Comments Off on “The story of 1.5 million soldiers that served in WW1 has been forgotten over the years” – Shrabani Basu|
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    “The Kabuliwala represents a dilemma between the state and migratory history of the world” – Shah Mahmoud Hanifi

“The Kabuliwala represents a dilemma between the state and migratory history of the world” – Shah Mahmoud Hanifi

Taking Afghanistan as an example, Professor Shah Mahmoud Hanifi talks to Chris Finnigan about the fundamental questions posed by migration within South Asia. With Rabindranath Tagore’s legendary short story the ‘Kabuliwala’ as a reference, Hanifi explains how religion, culture, commerce and politics have shaped people’s experiences of living and moving around South Asia, and what lessons the past can provide […]

October 29th, 2018|Featured, History, Interviews|Comments Off on “The Kabuliwala represents a dilemma between the state and migratory history of the world” – Shah Mahmoud Hanifi|
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    Normative causality of corruption in Bangladesh: the past and present scenario

Normative causality of corruption in Bangladesh: the past and present scenario

Corruption is widely prevailing in Bangladesh as reported by Transparency International Bangladesh and other sources. In this article, Dr Khurshed Alam frames corruption and its history in Bangladesh by observing it in terms of a normative determinant – a sociological interpretation of this economic phenomenon.

Corruption in the past

Corruption was not as prevalent in Bangladesh in the past particularly in the […]

The Punjab partition: when protectors become perpetrators

Whilst the legacy of partition remains etched across the Punjab and beyond, few have attended to the role of the servicemen as perpetrators of the violence as well as protectors, writes Saud Sultan.   

The 1947 partition of the Subcontinent divided Punjab into two parts – the West Punjab, belonging to Pakistan and the East Punjab, which became part of […]

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    Remembering the Bengali contribution during the First World War

Remembering the Bengali contribution during the First World War

The First World War seems to be part of a distant past for most Bengalis, with the new generation of UK’s Bengali diaspora being left out of the nation’s collective memorialisation. A more inclusive remembrance of the First World War is required to address this, writes Ansar Ahmed Ullah, who recalls Bengal’s contribution during World War One.

At present the […]

July 16th, 2018|Featured, History|Comments Off on Remembering the Bengali contribution during the First World War|

The Indus Waters Treaty: an exemplar of cooperation

The Indus Waters Treaty of 1960 shows how international mediation can be instrumental in reaching an agreement between India and Pakistan. With this in mind, India and Pakistan should use the treaty as a model to negotiate, cooperate and resolve other ongoing issues as well, writes Saud Sultan.

With the partition of the Indian Subcontinent in 1947, the Indus basin was […]

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    Has the west been won? Understanding the legal and political implications of the FATA-KPK merger

Has the west been won? Understanding the legal and political implications of the FATA-KPK merger

The President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain, recently signed the 31st Constitutional Amendment Bill into law, giving a green light to the merger between Pakistan’s Federal Administered Tribal Area (FATA) and its Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KPK). Whilst this has been hailed as a democratic victory, Amber Darr examines the complex legal and political implications of this enactment. 

On 31st May 2018, the President of […]

June 11th, 2018|Featured, History, Law, Politics, Religion, Rural Areas, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on Has the west been won? Understanding the legal and political implications of the FATA-KPK merger|
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    Dr Sanchita Saxena and Dr Mukulika Banerjee talk about LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit and future of Bangladesh studies

Dr Sanchita Saxena and Dr Mukulika Banerjee talk about LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit and future of Bangladesh studies

LSE South Asia Centre and the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at the University of California-Berkeley jointly organised the first-ever LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit 2018 held in London on June 5, 2018. In this video interview Mahima A. Jain asks Dr Sanchita Saxena, Director of Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center and Dr Mukulika Banerjee, Director of LSE South Asia […]

June 8th, 2018|Events, Featured, History, Human Rights, Interviews, LSE, Media|Comments Off on Dr Sanchita Saxena and Dr Mukulika Banerjee talk about LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit and future of Bangladesh studies|
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    Announcing the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit 2018 in London

Announcing the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit 2018 in London

The South Asia Centre (LSE) and the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies (UC Berkeley) will be co-hosting the first-ever LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE on June 5, 2018. The Summit celebrates the resilience of a nation  confronted with an array of challenges.

In recent months, Bangladesh has frequently made headlines for its substantial […]

From our archives: top articles on Amartya Sen

Ahead of the South Asia Centre events to be held in June 2018, here’s a look at some articles on and interviews with Amartya Sen from South Asia @ LSE archives.
LSE SAC will host Amartya Sen for three events: on June 6 he will be in conversation with Yogendra Yadav, in an event chaired by LSE Director Minouche Shafiq, for “The Urgency […]

May 26th, 2018|Economy, Featured, History, Politics, Religion|Comments Off on From our archives: top articles on Amartya Sen|

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