Colonialism and its role in Hindu-Muslim identity formation in India

Article by Feeza Vasudeva. Abstract: The article highlights the ways in which Hindu and Muslim communal conflicts are a result of colonial governmental policies and practices. To do so, the article presents some of the practices that have helped in cementing the identity differences, thereby driving communalism in India. The …

Burning Buddhists: Self-Immolation in Tibet as an expression of Buddhist Nationalism

Article by Hanne Van Regemortel Abstract: This article looks at the case of self-immolation in Tibet as an expression of Buddhist nationalism. Self-immolation as a form of protest in Tibet has seen a remarkable upsurge since 2008. This is a result of the tightening restrictions imposed by China on religious, …

Arab cities protest and bleed

Article by Hadeel Natsheh. Abstract: The Arab city is nowadays closer to a bloody battlefield in which different social and economic strata are contested, and great ideologies and narratives are closely related to city crisis and moving towards it. Indeed, the city has become a battleground, as if the city …