Nilakshi Srivastava, a student at the National Law Institute University in Bhopal investigates India’s domestic violence statistics, which have risen during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Dr Tripurdaman Singh, who holds a British Academy Fellowship at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, has just published his new book Sixteen Stormy Days, exploring one of the pivotal events in Indian political history. As India marks the 70th anniversary of the passing of its constitution, we caught up with him to learn more.
Over the past four years, in particular, London’s Imperial War Museum (IWM) has mounted a series of exhibitions underlining the extraordinary contribution by the man (and woman) power from across the empire to the global British war effort in World War I. As the IMW points out, ‘a total of nearly 8,586,000 men were raised […]
Rahul Ranjan, a PhD student at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, remembers the late Bengali writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi, who was known for her sharp satires of gender inequality in India.
India completes its seventh decade as an independent nation on 15 August. Assessing its recent history is no simple matter explains James Manor, Emeritus Professor of Commonwealth Studies and expert on Indian politics.
Universities across the world have been witnessing an increase in student-led resistance to rightwing politics. However, this is not a new phenomenon says PhD student, Rahul Ranjan. In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s shock election win, students across the US protested against the victory and any form of intolerant policies they believed rightwing politics are […]
As part of this year’s Being Human humanities festival, academics from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS) and the University of Bristol, have joined forces to form the Archive to Blockbuster four (A2BFour). During an evening event at Senate House on 21 November, the team will pitch four ideas for films in an attempt to show their audience […]
The arrival of the Huguenots in Britain and their importance to the domestic silk industry is well known. The French refugees took with them new weaving skills, new designs, and a large workforce. As a result, the English silk industry was able to compete with France as a serious producer for the fashion market. This […]