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.
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
Jan 28, 2011
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
Oct 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