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Current History (2021) 120 (825): 162–164.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Audrey Truschke A new book explores a premodern idea of the Indian subcontinent as a home for members of all religious traditions: the vision of Hindustan developed by the seventeenth-century historian Firishta, a Persian-speaking Muslim. His perspective was neglected and distorted by colonial-era...
Current History (2021) 120 (823): 71–77.
Published: 01 February 2021
... government. The Colonial Office finally granted Guyana political independence in 1966. Burnham’s initially legitimate acquisition of power in 1964 was the beginning of a long, repressive era in the country’s history. The first casualty was the UF partnership, which barely lasted two years. For more than...
Current History (2020) 119 (821): 365–368.
Published: 19 November 2020
...Joshua Lustig A historian argues that the story of a former slave who became a leading statesman in Ottoman Tunisia, and then a political exile maneuvering to preserve his estates during French colonial rule, shows how North Africans found ways to pursue their own interests—and develop their own...
Current History (2020) 119 (819): 275–281.
Published: 21 September 2020
... colonialism More than six years have passed since Russia opportunistically annexed the Crimean Peninsula in the wake of Ukraine’s 2013–14 Euromaidan Revolution. The Kremlin’s grip on Crimea has only tightened in that time, yet many Ukraine watchers remain preoccupied with the Donbas region...
Current History (2019) 118 (809): 235–240.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Abidin Kusno The lack of planning can be understood as an art of governing, for it ensures the operation of informality. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Indonesia urbanization development climate change colonialism Joko...
Current History (2019) 118 (808): 194–196.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie Western museums are under pressure to return cultural artifacts looted during the colonial period, as world-class African institutions emerge to claim rights to lost heritage. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University...
Current History (2019) 118 (807): 149–153.
Published: 01 April 2019
... refugees Myanmar military junta Burma Bangladesh British Empire colonialism migration Buddhists Muslims Rakhine ethnic cleansing genocide Aung San Suu Kyi 149 Myanmar has consolidated its impunity, making its crimes a fait accompli. To do so, it first destabilized the legitimacy...
Current History (2019) 118 (805): 43–49.
Published: 01 February 2019
... United States Hurricane Maria colonialism postcolonial economic development trade globalization investment bankruptcy austerity diaspora migration 43 Hurricane Maria was a singular event in Puerto Rico s history. The storm struck on September 20, 2017, and left unparalleled devastation...
Current History (2018) 117 (799): 169–174.
Published: 01 May 2018
... colonial legacies legal system education policy Eric Anchimbe Africa Cameroon language conflict France Britain colonialism postcolonial ethnic rivalry Anglophone Problem 169 [T]he intertwined nature of language, politics, and identity permeates the nation, its institutions...
Current History (2018) 117 (798): 129–134.
Published: 01 April 2018
...- ing British colonial rule between 1823 and 1948. Technically, then, the Rohingya should be allowed to become associate or at least naturalized citizens. But the state s position is that the Rohingya are resident foreigners, ineligible for even second- class citizenship. This means they are treated...
Current History (2018) 117 (796): 77–79.
Published: 01 February 2018
... University of Chicago Press , 2017 © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California José Moya book review Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo Latin America Allure Power Idea Latin American history colonialism imperialism neoliberalism...
Current History (2017) 116 (789): 157–159.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Sumit Ganguly A new book on Britain's reign in the subcontinent, departing from earlier generations of scholarship, does not sanitize the brutality and racism that undergirded the colonial enterprise. The Chaos of Empire: The British Raj and the Conquest of India , by Jon Wilson . Public...
Current History (2016) 115 (785): 343–348.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Fanar Haddad Iraq borders colonialism sectarianism corruption Shia Sunni Kurds Middle East Sykes-Picot Ottoman Empire Baghdad nationalism 343 [F]ocusing on the supposed consequences of Iraq s artificial foundations diverts our attention from the real issues cumulative or immediate...
Current History (2016) 115 (780): 123–129.
Published: 01 April 2016
... colonialism Hinduism Congress party Bharatiya Janata Party Ramayan scheduled castes Dalits Cold War communications Muslims Narendra Modi It is a paradox of contemporary scholarship that the notion of globalization has become com-monplace, yet comparative analysis captures only fragments...