Shashank Kela speaks about his new book, A Rogue and Peasant Slave: 200 years of Adivasi Resistance.
A new book exposes the myths behind India's 'growth miracle', and looks for ways out of the ecological and social devastation of the current neoliberal model.
A colonial experiment in ethnographic photography offers a rare glimpse into Southasia’s communities circa the 19th century
A 2004 critique of the Gujarat carnage remains disturbingly relevant to the reality of the state today
India needs to own its historical secularism, rather than reject it as an alien concept, to move the country towards more just governance.
Subash Gatade’s books uncover the correlations between resurgent Hindutva and the ascendance of neoliberalism.
Perry Anderson’s ‘The Indian Ideology’ bores through the orthodoxies of Indian nationalist history.
Meena Menon’s new book does Mumbai a service, recording personal accounts of the Mumbai riots, and showing us what they mean for the city today.
Does Vijay Prashad’s Uncle Swami do justice to the US ‘desi’ identity?
Expanding our travel horizons, both within and beyond the region
From Netritva to Netagiri: Between the leader and the politician falls the shadow
A trip across borders geographical, political and cultural unravels the complex histories between India, Myanmar and their peoples
Instead of accepting the nationalisation of everything through political cartographic boundaries, we can use geographical history to locate current social realities
Conflict resolution in Southasia is hostage to our inability to see that we are trapped in a nationalist hall of mirrors.
Mimicking Allen Ginsberg’s ‘America’, a poet’s scathing critique of the Indian nationalist project
The exodus of Northeasterners from a number of major Indian cities underlines a reality that the Indian national elites would rather not talk about
The ingredients are burning inside the melting pot. India’s people need plural rather than homogenous co-existence
The India that emerged from the Constitution of 1950 does not do justice to the shared history of the Subcontinent, or the genius of its own citizens.
Shortlisted in the Himal Short Story Competition 2019.
A co-author of the critical Maldivian Democracy Network report reflects on the forced closure of the organisation.
Film Southasia 2019 provided a glimpse of what Southasia is thinking, feeling, and creating.
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