Mir Arif is an MFA (Creative Writing) candidate at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His short stories have appeared in Kitaab, Himal Southasian, The Penmen Review, Six Seasons Review and Arts & Letters. This story ‘Adrift’ was longlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019.
In ‘Sovereigns of the Sea’, the histories of Omani sultans in the age of empire speak to the interconnectedness of Southasia, West Asia and East Africa
G20 summit in Delhi, new allegations on the Easter Sunday bombings, the return of Nawaz Sharif and more
September 2023 - Updates and analysis from around the region
How agriculture, capital and corporate investment have reshaped Indian Punjab, and brought about its current precarity
A photographer’s journey through the Punjab in India and Pakistan shows a land and a people still tied together, despite Partition and the militarised border in between