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Madhuri Karak

Madhuri Karak

Madhuri Karak holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She tweets @madhurikarak and more of her work can be found here.

Kessab, a town in Syria on the border of Turkey

Turkey’s “Outsider” Threats

Ever since it was founded as a republic in 1923, Turkey has struggled with its so-called Kurdish issue.
Mahatma Gandhi receiving a donation in a train compartment, 1940

Mahatma Gandhi, Master Mediator

Gandhi's legacy helped shape independent India, if in sometimes indirect ways.
A yellow vest protester in Paris, France

Do the French Just Like Protesting?

France's Yellow Vests have been protesting for months on end. Such protests are an integral part of France's culture.