Himal’s latest quarterly examines the myriad ways in which militarisation has seeped into the public sphere and mainstream consciousness, from ‘zones of exception’ in India to the military’s political influence in Pakistan and the outsized role of the military in the civilian life of Sri Lanka and the Maldives. In our forthcoming web-exclusive package, we offer you articles that complement the questions raised in our current print quarterly and further broaden this debate. The package will feature Ayesha Siddiqa on the civil-military relations in Southasia, Sharmila Purkayastha on the Indian state’s repressive apparatus in Chattisgarh, Tisaranee Gunasekara on Sri Lankan military’s intrusion in the economic and political spheres, Anuradha Chenoy on women in UN peacekeeping forces, Seema Kazi on human-rights violations in militarised areas of Southasia, among others. Also, the package will include reviews of two books, one on the cinematic representation of Indo-Pak border, and the other on military literature and Hindi war cinema.
A garrison state? by Tisaranee Gunasekara
Where is Sodi Shambo? by Sharmila Purkayastha
Lines of control by Gita Viswanath
States of denial by Seema Kazi
Thinking beyond Huntington by Ayesha Siddiqa
Part-time peacekeepers by Hana Shams Ahmed