Books

Chronicling Partition with Intizar Husain

A recently translated novel brings a new perspective on Partition to the English-speaking world.

| Mar 17, 2020

‘We are here because you were there’

A defence of immigration on the grounds of history, economics and security.

| Mar 06, 2020

Centring the colonised

Priyamvada Gopal’s book throws new light on transnational and class solidarities.

| Jan 13, 2020

Resurrecting a forgotten architect

Does the fictionalised retelling of Minnette de Silva’s story do justice to her life and work?

| Oct 07, 2019

The security metaphysic

An account of how the defence and security industry in India is increasingly domesticated by private players.

| Sep 15, 2014

Dispatches from a foreign correspondent in crisis

Pallavi Aiyar’s Punjabi Parmesan is an ambitious and, at times, exasperating account of contemporary Europe.

| Jun 16, 2014

Partition on the sand

A new book on the people of Banni, a desert region in a corner of Gujarat, examines them as a distinct cultural unit.

| Jun 10, 2014

Partition’s incomplete stories

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

| Mar 03, 2014

Please remember

Meena Menon’s book does Mumbai a service, recording personal accounts of the Mumbai riots, and showing us what they mean for the city today.

| Jan 15, 2013

Load More

Latest Articles

Southasiasphere: ISSUE #2

The long walk home for migrants, tech and surveillance in the time of COVID-19, pardoning a convicted army officer, and more.

Prisoners in a pandemic

COVID-19 reveals structural and systemic inequalities in Sri Lanka’s prison system.

Doctors without armour

Working without protective gear during the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers in Pakistan say they are on a suicide mission.

COVID-19: Southasian states of emergency

A legal analysis of the origins and possible impacts of emergency law.