The co-founder of the Resettlement Legal Aid Project in Cairo during the Iraq War, Suchitra Vijayan discusses the refugee crisis from a legal, political, and humanitarian point of view. She details the remarkable empathy needed to work in the field and why the United States and Europe have an ethical responsibility to respond to the situation.

  First published in The Hindu on Oct 26, 2015 “I no longer like blue skies. In fact, […]

Disclaimer As stated in the title above, this paper is not a book review in the traditional sense, […]

The essay was originally published in the Hindu Sunday Magazine Nelson Mandela was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award […]

Haiti : Disaster Ruins everythings

This was first published in Warscapes and a short version appeared in the Hindu Sunday Magazine. “The disaster […]

“There is no steady unretracing progress in this life; we do not advance through fixed gradations, and at […]

The Monograph was originally published in Warscapes Magazine Our thoughts, feelings, desires and actions are being robotized; ‘life’ […]

A shorter version of this was published in Daily O George Grote’s History of Greece (1846-56) sought to […]

Understanding Female Fighters: Perspectives From Southeast Asia — A discussion on April 30, 2015 at the University Club […]

What’s it like to live in a disputed, militarized border region with a tangled history? In this fascinating […]

Over the years I have collected vignettes of brilliant  insights, and advise on writing and research, undiscovered gems […]

“…a past that has never been present, and which will never be.” -Jacques Derrida, Margins of Philosophy Published […]

Essay on Ashish Avikunthak’s film Rati Chakravyuh, published in the Experimenter Art Catalouge. The history of India, as […]

Field Notes on Kashmir: Repression and Resistance

Introducing the Warscapes Public Lecture Series War does not exist in a vacuum. At Warscapes, we work to […]

BORDERLANDS: A Journey Through India’s Borders

Lawyer, theorist, writer, and photographer  Suchitra Vijayan is working on a 9,000-mile journey through the borders of South […]

Harper Lee in To Kill a Mockingbird says, “It was times like these when I thought my father, […]

Originally Published on The Hindu “Radicalisation” has become the standard term used to describe “what goes on before […]

“A Typical Negro” is the title of a 1962 newspaper article narrating the story of an enslaved man, Gordon, […]