The story of kath kuni

Preserving vernacular architecture in the Himalaya.

A freewheeling discussion on borders and borderlands in Southasia.

The cultures of fame, shame, and fear in Bollywood’s tryst with mental health.

 Afghan women activists face a difficult future under a Taliban administration.

On the country’s fraught histories of international development.

From Himal Archives EXPLORE

The women who did not die

Thousands of Indian male farmers commit suicide every year. What happens to their families?

| Nov 14, 2016

Bangladeshi inquisitions

Freedom of expression in Bangladesh is caught between the machete and the magistrate.

| Sep 01, 2015

Modernity’s magnetism and the rage of rejects

A review of Pankaj Mishra's 'Temptations of the West: How to be modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet and beyond'.