What Southasia read in 2022
Book recommendations from a year of reading by Southasian writers, poets, translators and journalists
The Editors | Jan 06, 2023
Reclaiming space through art
How a group from Colombo resists gentrification through art, archiving and activism.
Amalini de Sayrah | Mar 16, 2021
Revisiting the past, reimagining a future
How an art magazine found a place in India’s nation-building narratives.
Khorshed Deboo | Feb 16, 2021
Of laughter and reclaiming
A review of Bani Abidi’s 'They Died Laughing', at Gropius Bau, Berlin, 6 June – 22 September 2019, curated by Natasha Ginwala.
Ananya Jahanara Kabir | Sep 12, 2019
Bigot makes me coffee
A short story
Pooja Pande | Jun 07, 2019
Scoping the bigger picture
A photography festival in Dhaka seeks new answers to the erosion of public freedoms.
Hadrien Diez | Apr 10, 2019
Stilettoes of steel
An interview with Dhaka-based artist Tayeba Begum Lipi.
Dilpreet Bhullar | Feb 18, 2019
Dancing with demons
Cartooning, stress and laughing at death.
Manjula Padmanabhan | Feb 13, 2019
Studies in the psycho-pathology of culture
A fictional meditation on Nepal's stolen objects, theory of art, and geopolitics.
Ted Riccardi | Apr 08, 2018
Surrogacy Bill’s missteps
Is the prohibitory approach, adopted by the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016, really the best way to protect the rights of surrogates and their children in India?
Amrita Pande | Oct 12, 2016
Canadian-Tamil comedian Sunthar V navigates queerness and Tamil identity
Sunthar V, founder of the Tamil Comedy Club in central London, attempts to push social boundaries with his comedy in Chennai
Is an Adani port devastating Kerala’s coast?
Activists say coastal communities and marine life around Kerala’s Vizhinjam Port are paying a heavy price for the Adani Group project
Delhi’s longest-running play reflects the changing city
The shape-shifting ‘Ghalib in New Delhi’ captures 26 years of sociopolitical change in Delhi and beyond
Imran Khan’s attempted arrest, UN appeal for Afghanistan aid, a graphic novel on Naga repatriation and more
March - Updates and analysis from around the region