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Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra lives in London and India. His books include From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia and Age of Anger: A History of the Present. (July 2019)

A man hammering inks and dyes rejected from nearby factories into powder that can then be resold, Mumbai, India, 2006

Which India Matters?

An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions

by Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries

by Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya

November 21, 2013 issue

Afghanistan: The Forgotten Conflict in Kashmir

Obama’s long speech on Afghanistan did not refer even once to India or Kashmir. Yet India has a large and growing presence in Afghanistan, and impoverished young Pakistanis, such as those who led the terrorist attack on Mumbai last November, continue to be indoctrinated by watching videos of Indian atrocities on Muslims in Kashmir. (Not much exaggeration is needed here: an Indian human rights group last week offered evidence of mass graves of nearly 3000 Muslims allegedly executed over the last decade by Indian security forces near the border with Pakistan.) Another terrorist assault on India is very likely; it will further stoke tensions between India and Pakistan, enfeebling America’s already faltering campaign against the Taliban and al Qaeda.

December 8, 2009

Sentimental Education in Shanghai

Fortress Besieged

by Qian Zhongshu, translated from the Chinese by Jeanne Kelly and Nathan K. Mao, with a foreword by Jonathan Spence

June 12, 2008 issue

The Revolt of the Monks

Crackdown: Repression of the 2007 Popular Protests in Burma

a report by Human Rights Watch

Making Enemies: War and State Building in Burma

by Mary P. Callahan

The River of Lost Footsteps: A Personal History of Burma

by Thant Myint-U

"Burma/Myanmar: The Role of the Military in the Economy"

by David I. Steinberg

February 14, 2008 issue

Impasse in India

The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, and India's Future

by Martha C. Nussbaum

June 28, 2007 issue

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