Ciara Mandulee Mendis
Ciara holds an M.A. in English Studies and is serving as an Officer of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service. Her collections of short stories The Red Brick Wall (manuscript) and The Lanka Box were shortlisted for the Gratiaen Prize 2020 and 2021. Her writing has appeared in several international journals and she has won the Editor’s Choice Award of the Anthology of Short Stories: Spring 2022, Fenechty Publishing, UK.
‘Radio for the Millions’ charts the medium’s role in popular cultures and state-making projects of the Subcontinent, rethinking long-held assumptions on transnational listenership
New laws have created jurisdiction for the military to operate at both federal and provincial levels of government, with serious implications for Pakistan’s already precarious federation.
Forced migration, “development” pressures, political neglect and the climate crisis have assailed the Maldives’ less-populous atolls, eroding the country’s identity and driving thousands to the capital
Rampant ethnic chauvinism of the kind that has shattered Manipur’s civil society is ingrained in communities across the Northeast