India


Digitizing And Disenfranchising India’s Poor

Since July 2016, the Narendra Modi government has rolled out Aadhaar – ‘the Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services Act’ – to 1.1 billion Indian residents. Using biometric information, including fingerprints, facial photographs and iris scans, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) issues recipients with […]


Violence After The Bicentenary Of The Battle Of Koregaon In India

On the 1st of January of 2018, Pune, the second largest city in India, had a contentious commencement of the year. The Dalit community was celebrating the bicentenary of the Battle of Koregaon, a British-Peshwa war, which marked a milestone in its emancipation. Unfortunately, this year’s celebration ended with right-wing […]


Indian Lawmakers Take Another Step Towards Ending The Instant Divorce Practice Of ‘Triple Talaq’

This week has seen the Indian federal government take the countries first step towards ending the Muslim practice of ‘triple talaq.’ The Narendra Modi government introduced the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights of Marriage) Bill 2017 to the Indian lower house, the Lok Sabha, on Thursday. The draft bill was […]


Women And War: Lessons From The Brutality Of India’s Partition

As India and Pakistan mark the 70th anniversary of partition this year, the violent legacy of the period continues to enflame relations between the two nations. What was then seen as a battle over land caused by religious differences after independence, also became a battle over women’s ‘honour’ – an […]