Table of Contents
CoverTigers in decline
The lost battles of Khara and Pili
By: Sam Cowan
The reconstitution of al-Qaeda:Losing Afghanistan and western Pakistan
By: Ahmed Rashid
The riot of red flags
By: Ajai Sahni
The revolutionary patriarchs
By: Sarbani Bandyopadhyay
Southasian urban suspicion
By: CK Lal
'To break a stone, you must use a hammer': Thuingaleng Muivah
EssaySocial capital amidst extremism and mediocrity
By: Imtiaz Ahmed
CommentaryCoalition dharma [REGION]
A Small Village [ART]
By: Rahul Bedi
The advisers regime [BANGLADESH]
Doha goes round and around [REGION]
Southasian BriefsRound-up of regional news
ReportIs there such a thing as a modern Southasian?
By: Anadi Pawan Chhetri
Wait without end
By: Tanveen Kawoosa
No habeas corpus
By: Ingrid Massage
The Red Guard of Nepal
By: Harald Olav Skar
By: N Gunasekaran
Murderous identities and population paranoia
By: Mohan Rao
OpinionPakistan's westward drift
By: Pervez Hoodbhoy
SightingA century and a half since the neem tree
By: Sankar Ray
Photo FeatureKawthoolei: The Karens long wait
By: C.K Lal
By: Surabhi Pudasaini
The liberation theologists of the Hindu past
By: Balmurli Natrajan
The retribalisation of Pakistan
By: Khaled Ahmed
InterviewThe Maobaadi prime minister
BookshelfThe latest from the world of publication
On the way upAt the immigration line
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).