Kanak Mani Dixit
Kanak Mani Dixit is founding editor of Himal Southasian.
Kathmandu and the Reality of Bollywood
The popularity of Hindi films in Kathmandu is such that, while awaiting the rise of ‘national cinema’, there is a need to adjust philosophically to the presence of Bollywood
Sep 01, 2013
The reformatting of India
The India that emerged from the Constitution of 1950 does not do justice to the shared history of the Subcontinent, or the genius of its own citizens.
Jan 13, 2013
Lady liberty and the ethnic cauldron
Aung San Suu Kyi will have to tackle the challenge of defining a viable nation-state while responding to the multiple assertions of identity and autonomy within Burma.
Jun 29, 2012
The Pentagon’s Southasia
A new web portal run by the US military could herald an interventionist rather than home-grown regionalism.
Apr 02, 2012
Right to Information: Seeping to the capillaries
Aruna Roy interviewed by Kanak Mani Dixit.
Mar 01, 2012
Dec 01, 2011
On the way up
Chapter One: The long breath of Gokarna Das
Sep 01, 2011
Aug 01, 2011
Jan 29, 2011
Dec 01, 2010
In Mizoram, a refugee crisis highlights Mizo tribal affinities and hostility
Shared Zo identity has Mizos extending hospitality to Chin and Kuki-Chin refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh. More remarkable is that Chakmas, mistreated by the Mizo majority in Mizoram, have welcomed Kuki-Chin refugees too
The political fallout of violence in Manipur, Bangladesh’s economic crisis, the crackdown on PTI supporters and more
May - Updates and analysis from around the region
In ‘Agra’, a grim portrait of the repressed Indian man
Director Kanu Behl’s Hindi feature film examines the sexual obsession and frustration of men, mental health and the transactional nature of human relationships in a patriarchal society where space is in short supply
When neoliberalism came to the Indian farm
With a focus on agricultural policy since the 1990s, 'Distress in the Fields' demonstrates how neoliberal interventions sowed the seeds of the crisis faced by farmers today