What has Southasia been reading: 2021 Edition

Book recommendations from our contributors and Southasia’s prominent writers, translators, intellectuals and journalists.

| Jan 13, 2022

Unreal estate

Mobile landscapes, global finance and climate science in the Bengal Delta.

| Dec 20, 2021

The global branding of caste

Isabel Wilkerson’s recent book fails to unpack caste, but hints at potential for new solidarities.

Against forgetting. Against erasure.

On meaning, storytelling, and memory-making in Kashmir.

| Nov 11, 2021

Southasia Climate Events Tracker

Mapping recent climate events in Southasia.

| Oct 30, 2021

Remembering a Southasian feminist

On the life and times of Kamla Bhasin.

| Oct 15, 2021

Returning spoils of colonial conquest

Forgotten manuscripts in European archives may hold important keys to Northeast India’s past.

| Oct 07, 2021

Who needs borders?

A freewheeling discussion on borders and borderlands in Southasia.

| Sep 15, 2021

Count your climate losses

How recent reports on climate change weigh the economic versus the human cost of the ecological crisis.

| Jul 30, 2021

Bordered by violence

On borders and maps as concrete sites of state violence.

| Jul 20, 2021

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What has Southasia been reading: 2021 Edition

Book recommendations from our contributors and Southasia’s prominent writers, translators, intellectuals and journalists.

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