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Do Black lives matter to Southasians?

An account of Black-Southasian relations in modern history.

| Jul 04, 2020

The good Indian American

A critique of Indian American representation in contemporary American television.

| Jun 24, 2020

Braving it all

For women in Kashmir, journalism is a life-long struggle.

| Jun 05, 2020

Style and the city

Two writers explore the politics of fashion in Bombay and Delhi.

A death in the family

A family’s loss, Nepal's weak public healthcare, and the stigma of COVID-19.

| May 20, 2020

Pandemic or poison?

How epidemics shaped Southasia's legal history.

| Apr 20, 2020

Prisoners in a pandemic

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

| Apr 03, 2020

Remaking #MeToo in Sri Lanka

A personal reflection on the limits and possibilities of the social-media phenomenon.

| Feb 25, 2020

A test for Maldivian democracy

A co-author of the critical Maldivian Democracy Network report reflects on the forced closure of the organisation.

| Jan 23, 2020

Is the mob ruling the roost?

JNU violence shows the fringe is at the Centre.

| Jan 07, 2020

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Do Black lives matter to Southasians?

An account of Black-Southasian relations in modern history.

Southasia’s postponed emergency

COVID-19 threatens to strip the region’s health systems bare.

The anatomy of a torture complaint

Police brutality in India’s model state.

India’s crossborder crises, COVID-19 corruption, and more

Southasiasphere: Issue #8 – Updates and analysis from around the region.