Coming up on Dorje Lakpa, but only on the computer screen.
Photo: Kunda Dixit
While studying law at the University of Delhi during the mid-1970s, I stayed at Jubilee Hall hostel, regarded as the larger but poorer cousin to Gywer Hall next door. But Jubilee had a special distinction that very few noticed, and it was not the peacocks that flew in to the back lawn from the nearby ridge. In fact, it was the Ridge of New Delhi itself that was so special about Jubilee Hall, because it provided a feeling of being nestled amidst the geography of the entire Subcontinent. That seemed important for me – although my hostel-mates had other preoccupations, such as preparing for the IAS examinations in order to get into the Indian civil services while enrolled in Delhi University, making as if studying for their law, economics or sociology degrees.
Romila Thapar addresses invitees at the
Southasian relaunch of Himal Southasian,
IIC, New Delhi, January 2013.
China, Southasia and India
On May 19 2013, newly appointed Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in New Delhi for a series of meetings with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The visit is Keqiang's first outside of China since assuming power in March.
From our archive:
Purna Basnet discusses Chinese engagement in Nepal vis-a-vis security issues in Tibet and broader geo-strategic plans in Southasia (April 2011).
Fatima Chowdury relates the story of Calcutta's Indian Chinese community through the lens of political and economic upheavals in Southasia and China (May 2009).
Simon Long notes the importance of the Sino-Indian relationship for the rest of Southasia (September 2006).
J.N Dixit ruminates on the strategic concerns of the 'Middle Kingdom' in the wake of India's 1998 nuclear tests (June 1998).