The long wait for justice

On the chronic failures of criminal justice in Sri Lanka.

| Aug 07, 2020

Reading Kashmir

One year after the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, a selection of articles on the region.

| Aug 06, 2020

The ‘note’ economy

A brief history of English-literature exams in contemporary India.

| Aug 03, 2020

Myanmar’s menacing frontier

The dangers of reporting on Myanmar’s border-security forces and their business interests.

| Jul 28, 2020

Caste on the streets

Dhaka’s street cleaners, many of them Dalits, faced a grim future even before the pandemic.

| Jul 21, 2020

No one left behind?

Despite COVID-19’s light footprint, economic fallout threatens to undo the gains of Myanmar’s decade-long climb out of isolation.

Re-centring the fold

A tongue-in-cheek exploration of fashion magazines in India.

The caste of Karnatic music

An untold history of mrdangam makers.

| Jul 07, 2020

Do Black lives matter to Southasians?

An account of Black-Southasian relations in modern history.

| Jul 04, 2020

Southasia’s postponed emergency

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

| Jul 03, 2020

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The long wait for justice

On the chronic failures of criminal justice in Sri Lanka.

Reading Kashmir

One year after the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, a selection of articles on the region.

The ‘note’ economy

A brief history of English-literature exams in contemporary India.