Browse by author: Dashini Jeyathurai

The complicated racial politics of Little Black Sambo

The genealogy of an American racial epithet reveals origins in British India.

The Barbour Scholarship

Dashini Jeyathurai unearths a scholarship program dedicated to "bring girls from the Orient, give them an Occidental education, and let them take back whatever they find good."

The State of Statelessness

Many Indians found themselves in deeply tenuous positions across the globe, after arriving in former colonial outposts as a result of the British empire's prolific use of Indian labor.