The writer is University Reader in Modern South Asian History and fellow of St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford, where he is also director of the Asian Studies Centre.
While caste differences in India are also displaced onto a religious minority, in Pakistan this displacement locates the minority within and caste outside Islam. Caste really does allow us to see history anew.
Chris Bayly challenged many of the conventions of Indian history writing.
From LTTE to Taliban and Indias Maoists,militant groups in South Asia want self-rule rather than state capture
Terrorist acts in Mumbai and Lahore have scrambled the rules of international conflict