Politics and the Hindi press
The rise of Hindi print in India since the early 1970s.
Mrinal Pande | Dec 02, 2022
Primacy and absence of climate change
On competing political imaginaries and the need for a deeper interrogation of climate change narratives in Bangladesh.
Kasia Paprocki | Dec 10, 2021
Notes from a ‘hybrid regime’
Reflections on authoritarianism in today's Pakistan.
Ammar Ali Jan | Dec 04, 2021
The decline of parliament
Under the BJP's rule, India's legislature is gradually ceasing to be a place for debate.
Christophe Jaffrelot | Nov 04, 2021
The road to Khajuraho
The origins of erotica in the Subcontinent's religious art.
Namit Arora | Mar 12, 2021
Karunanidhi and the long shadow of Sri lanka
Between Dravidian politics of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka's Tamil nationalism.
Vaasanthi | May 28, 2020
The frontier economy
Corruption and inequality have remained key features of Myanmar’s post-democratic political economy.
Thant Myint-U | Dec 04, 2019
Side effects of living
Two writers on their personal battles with mental illness.
Jayasree Kalathil and Roohi Kapur | Jun 10, 2019
At the Indian Coffee House
On the Indian Coffee House and the 16th-century Sufi saint who introduced the beans to the Subcontinent.
Nandita Haksar | Feb 05, 2019
Lewis-Kuznets meet Gandhi-Ambedkar
A report looks at the state of India’s workers amid the employment crisis.
Centre for Sustainable Employment | Jan 03, 2019
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