Multipolar—no man’s land is working on a new project! Coming soon to our website is an open-source, historical archive structured around landmark, schismatic moments in the past that impacted the geography of South Asia, physically, culturally, politically, and economically. This collection of multi-visual (audio, video, image, and text) historical resources will create a space for users of all kinds to engage with the multidimensional ways these narratives have impacted the human condition on the subcontinent. Shared histories, fissured by major conflict in the region, have been broken down into state-based narratives, restructured, and distributed in ways that often hinder critical dialogue. A collection of resources from multiple perspectives, Multipolar seeks to part remedy for uncritical history.

Join us! As a part of Multipolar, individuals and families with sources of their own relevant to the periods we highlight are invited to participate by contributing copies/recordings/personal accounts. Have a grandmother with a memory you think should be recorded and remembered? NML would love to interview her! Found a stack of newspaper clippings in an old box? Send us scans or copies and we will make sure whatever someone took such efforts to preserve, is indeed kept and made accessible to a larger community.

Educational Initiative — In addition to the archive, the Multipolar website will also include a by-subscription, educational section with resources for students, teachers, and parents, providing lesson plans, assignments, activities, and other curriculum material. We want to offer information, especially primary sources, for teachers and students to use in their classrooms and out-of-class projects.


Aliya Rasheed + Amita Sinha Mahapatra

cultureSPEAK: a dhrupud recital

Aliya Rasheed is a dhrupud singer from Lahore. Amita Sinha Mahapatra is a dhrupud singer from West Bengal.
Both women are disciples of the the Gundecha Brothers from Bhopal, and have trained in this, the oldest form of classical music from South Asia.
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January 8, 2014 at 7PM @Amaltas Hall, India Habitat Center
Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Marriage - a No Mans's Land Collection

Coming soon online! .
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