Languages of the islanders in Southasia: Part 1
Linguistic diversity and study of endangered languages in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in Southasia can help our understanding of human history, cognition and the natural world
Abhishek Avtans | Apr 14, 2023
Beyond the binary
Gender in Southasian languages.
Abhishek Avtans | Nov 22, 2022
The holy grail of language preservation
Bible translations in Southasia.
Abhishek Avtans | Jul 06, 2022
Seeing with fingertips
Braille in Southasia.
Abhishek Avtans | Mar 04, 2022
Sign languages matter
National and endangered sign languages of Southasia.
Abhishek Avtans | Nov 08, 2021
Shaking the melting pot
The role of contact languages in multilingual milieux.
Abhishek Avtans | Aug 24, 2021
It takes a village to save a language
Pidgins, creoles and mixed languages of Southasia.
Abhishek Avtans | Jul 13, 2021
Under the sun
Summer words and phrases in Southasian languages.
Abhishek Avtans | May 18, 2021
Translating a pandemic
The impact of COVID-19 terminology on Southasian languages.
Abhishek Avtans | Apr 07, 2021
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
“I write with the same hands that carried shit”: Reading Pandiyakannan’s ‘Salavaan’
The Tamil writer Pandiyakannan, the first novelist from the Kuravar community, offers an intimate portrait of the lives of manual scavengers
Federalism is the most significant ideological divide in Nepali politics
Amid the the “‘de-ideologisation”’ of Nepali politics, the most consequential differences are on the system of provincial government. Three emergent parties throw the divisions into sharp relief.
Pakistan’s politics continues to dictate its economic crisis
The standoff over elections in Punjab between the PML-N’s ruling coalition and Imran Khan’s PTI has intensified Pakistan’s multidimensional crisis, and may lead to sovereign default