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

On the way up

Chapter One: The long breath of Gokarna Das

Sep 01, 2011

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Latest Articles

The quintessential prey

Care, coexistence and predation in a recent Hindi film on human-animal relations.

The price of immunity

Cost comparisons of COVID-19 vaccines across the region.

Bordered by violence

On borders and maps as concrete sites of state violence.

The caravan of Sanuman

Translated excerpt from Dor Bahadur Bista’s Nepali-language novel ‘Sotala’.