Table of Contents
CoverThe pursuit of the Southasian past
By: Romila Thapar
Superficial religiosity under the shadow of ideology
By: Mubarak Ali
A well-kept secret
By: Shahzada Irfan Ahmed
Jung Bahadur revisited
By: Ramesh Dhungel
Silent monarchy, ambivalent citizens
By: Bruce McCoy Owens
Partition as conflict resolution
By: Rita Manchanda
The invisibility of the princesses
By: Raza Rumi
Grave neglect: The Begum of Awadh
By: Surabhi Pudasaini
How little we will ever know...
By: Afsan Chowdhury
CommentaryConfusion in constitution-making (Nepal)
Piloting the plot (Pakistan)
Hot pursuit (Afghanistan/Pakistan)
Old Grief (Art)
Southasian BriefsRound-up of regional news
By: Himal Southasian
ReportA hitch in Project Industrialisation
By: Tushar Dhara
Whither now Darjeeling?
By: Sharda Chhetri
Children of the east
By: Amantha Perera
Women in pants
By: Aurangzaib Khan
By: Vijay Prashad
SightingNew Year in monsoon
By: Biman Nath
Photo FeatureThe heritage mass market
By: Charukesi Ramadurai
SouthasiasphereThe media and the household help
By: C K Lal
MediafileTidbits of the region's media
By: Chhetria Patrakar
ReflectionsBetween enraged and engaged Buddhism: How to avoid Angry Monk Syndrome
By: John Whalen-Bridge
ReviewRomancing the self
By: C K Lal
By: Sabahat Jahan
Mourning Sri Lanka: The writer as witness
By: Neloufer de Mel
On the way upThe lady and the gun
By: Kanak Mani Dixit
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).