A tale of river-borne erosion in Assam.
How linguistic politics impoverishes the diversity of Pakistani cinema.
Despite a nascent democratic culture, Bhutanese filmmakers face multiple challenges in their attempts to capture ‘life at the crossroads’
The third wave of Bhojpuri cinema reveals much about India’s shifting class dynamics.
Obsessive male pursuit of women is commonplace in Indian cinema, reflecting deep-seated and worrying social norms.
The song and dance sequence in Bollywood cinema is often dismissed as a frivolous filler, but there is substance to it
Pakistani cinema has declined in output in recent decades, but does banning Indian movies help its revival?
Entertainment in the Maldives
Bollywood films present unexpected interpretations of the 2002 Gujarat violence
How Southasia’s dominant film industry is embraced but also appropriated by Kabulis
Faisal Devji traces the development of Muslim nationalism and makes provocative claims about the movement for Pakistan.
Assamese film swings between adherence to Bollywood tropes, and a rejection of Hindi cinema’s dominance.
Cheryl Colopy’s book explores water policy and management in Southasia but lacks critical depth in its assessment.
The popularity of Hindi films in Kathmandu is such that, while awaiting the rise of ‘national cinema’, there is a need to adjust philosophically to the presence of Bollywood
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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