Silence in Swat

Memory, militancy and the military in Swat Valley.

Sri Lanka’s constitutional ping-pong

The 20th Amendment in historical perspective.

A recent anthropological volume on Jammu & Kashmir makes important new contributions to scholarship on the region.

On food and representation, online and offline.

In Pakistan, the government invests in its digital presence while stifling dissent.

From Himal Archives EXPLORE

In search of the ‘authentic’ diasporic subject

Searching for diasporic authenticity in narratives of the past blinds us to the politics of the present.

| Dec 22, 2014

Beauty and contradiction in Tibetan art

What is Tibetan about art that bears no obvious reference to ‘Tibetan-ness’? Plenty.

| Apr 11, 2007

Upwardly Mobile Ang Rita

Everest multi-summiteer Ang Rita Sherpa would have been an international celebrity if he spoke English, had fair skin, and concentrated on selling himself rather than grazing his yaks.

| Sep 01, 1996

The generals’ election

In the run-up to Burma’s fraught polls, some of the junta’s leading cheerleaders are Western governments who are bending over backwards to justify their stance.