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Pakistan Rangers (wearing black uniforms) perform during a parade on the Pakistan's 72nd Independence Day at the Pakistan-India joint check post at Wagah border, near Lahore, Pakistan
Refugee Week
Mariana Curado

Partitioning: Bonds and Borders

In August 1947, a new border was drawn to create an independent India and Pakistan, however, like all borders, it’s a dynamic and ongoing social process.

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Religions and Philosophies
Ruth Westoby

A History of the Yogic Body

Yoga is many things to many people in many contexts. Yet what we can say unambiguously is that modern yoga is predominately practised by women.

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