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Brideprice

A new translation of Manik Bandopadhyay's ‘Namuna’ by Madhusree Mukerjee.

| Apr 22, 2013

Among the believers

An account from Varanasi, where bhang and thandai struggle to survive the onslaught of LSD and Coca-Cola.

| Apr 19, 2013

In cash or in kind?

A universal Public Distribution System would do better than direct cash transfers in solving India’s food-policy conundrum

In search of food sovereignty

Shifting the debate on the Public Distribution System.

| Apr 17, 2013

Farms, Feasts, Famines: web-exclusive package

Farms, Feasts, Famines: web-exclusive package

| Apr 17, 2013

Eating on the islands

As times have changed, so has the Maldives’ unique cuisine and culture

| Apr 15, 2013

From jumia to Jumma

Shifting cultivation and shifting identities in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts.

| Apr 15, 2013

On taste

An etymological and gustatory exploration.

| Apr 15, 2013

The pig-nama

On how the pig can be a great pet, and also a great meal

| Apr 15, 2013

Between loaf and halal

Sri Lanka tries to shake off entrenched practices that nationalists see as a threat to local food culture

| Apr 15, 2013

Disreputable cuisines

The politics of street food in India

| Apr 15, 2013

The fast food frontier

In Nepal’s market, local entrepreneurship beats the multinational chains every time

| Apr 15, 2013

The imperial roots of hunger

From the British Raj to today, the dictates of global markets still deny millions in India the opportunity to feed themselves.

| Apr 15, 2013

Prescience or coincidence

Dalrymple’s detailed look at the first Anglo-Afghan war hypothesises parallels between then and now. But how many of these pass muster?

| Apr 15, 2013

The making of the marginalised

Daniel Bass’ ethnographic look at Sri Lanka’s Up-country Tamils uncovers crucial histories, but underplays the role of socio-economic marginalisation in shaping their identities

| Apr 05, 2013

Filming Kabul

Afghan Filmmakers, old and young, are redefining the city

| Apr 05, 2013

Castes and moulds

Abha Sur exposes how caste, class and gender prejudices continue to shape Indian science.

| Apr 05, 2013

Ricefields

A first-time translation of the short story ‘Dhaan’ by Bengali writer Jyotirmoyee Devi

No place for picnics

Kashmiri women tell their stories of the conflict.

| Apr 04, 2013

Some incidents related to what she saw at the Mona Lisa Apartments

‘In the last hours her prayers have taken the form of bargains: all that she can suffer offered in return for an end to her suffering.’

| Apr 02, 2013

Latest Articles

A Family Outing

Shortlisted in the Himal Short Story Competition 2019.

Dear Swara Bhaskar

Shortlisted in the Himal Short Story Competition 2019.

A test for Maldivian democracy

A co-author of the critical Maldivian Democracy Network report reflects on the forced closure of the organisation.

Death and education at a film festival

Film Southasia 2019 provided a glimpse of what Southasia is thinking, feeling, and creating.