Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad is a historian, author and the director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, an inter-movement research organisation based in Buenos Aires, Johannesburg, New Delhi and São Paulo. He is also the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books and a fellow at the Independent Media Institute. As a journalist, he writes for Frontline, the Hindu, and Turkey’s BirGün. He has been associated with Himal Southasian since its inception.

Workers’ yarns

FROM PRINT QUARTERLY: Jeremy Seabrook’s 'Song of the Shirt' paints a partial picture of migrant workers.

Sep 12, 2015

Partition’s incomplete stories

Vishwajyoti Ghosh curates a collection of graphic narratives that capture the layered history of Partition.

Mar 03, 2014

Between Qaum and the nation

Faisal Devji traces the development of Muslim nationalism and makes provocative claims about the movement for Pakistan.

Sep 15, 2013

My Japanese parents

Remembering what Japan meant to those who dreamt of transforming India after Independence.

May 31, 2013

Children of the transition

Delving into ‘The Harappa Files’, and Sarnath Banerjee’s insights into India today.

Nov 29, 2012

Under Eastern Eyes

Pankaj Mishra’s look at intellectual history gives Asia’s tradition of anti-imperialist thought a pre-history.

Sep 13, 2012

Ahmed Rashid’s Af-Pak

A blinkered look at the future of US involvement in Afghanistan and Pakistan continues to place hope in those who have failed so far.

Jun 01, 2012

History of the desi umbilical

In the early 19th century, the Southasian diasporas remained actively engaged with political struggles in their lands of origin. Today this has morphed into an obsession with economic returns.

Dec 01, 2010

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