When Architects Made Worlds

MoMA explores an era of sweeping change, when South Asian architects — pioneering women, among them — redefined the postcolonial era and helped construct new nation states.

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Overlooked No More: Usha Mehta, Freedom Fighter Against British Rule in India

At 22, she helped establish the underground station Congress Radio, which amplified Mahatma Gandhi’s message of rebellion.

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The Forgotten Colonial Forces of World War II

“There’s a scattered memory of their sacrifice all over Europe.” The Allied powers relied on colonial troops to defeat the Axis, but their contributions are not often recognized.

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Today’s Chefs Are Honoring a Vital Tradition: Feeding the Revolution

As Americans have taken to the streets demanding racial justice, restaurants and nonprofits have provided meals for them, building upon a long legacy of food as resistance.

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Why Kamala Harris Matters to Me

As an Indian-American professor of African-American history, I am experiencing Biden’s vice-presidential pick as a personal gift.

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