What Southasia read in 2022
Book recommendations from a year of reading by Southasian writers, poets, translators and journalists
The Editors | Jan 06, 2023
Who needs borders?
A freewheeling discussion on borders and borderlands in Southasia.
The Editors | Sep 15, 2021
Bordered by violence
On borders and maps as concrete sites of state violence.
Sohel Sarkar | Jul 20, 2021
What the military coup means for Myanmar’s ethnic conflicts
And why there’s a need to support a diverse, multi-ethnic coalition of opposition groups in Myanmar.
The Editors | Feb 05, 2021
From frontier to boundary
What the Anglo-Gorkha War of 1814-16 can tell us about contemporary border issues.
Bernardo Michael | Aug 26, 2020
Memories of Galwan Valley
Recent India-China skirmishes in the Ladakhi valley revive conversation on how borders and their memories are constructed.
Shaheen Ahmed | Aug 19, 2020
Pakistan’s fake-degree problem, India-Bangladesh trade stalemate and more
Southasiasphere: Issue #9 - Updates and analysis from around the region.
The Editors | Jul 10, 2020
Neither here nor there in chhit mahal
Law, disorder and struggle on the chhit mahals of India and Bangladesh.
Anuradha Sharma | Mar 08, 2014
Like here, like there
Nomadic lives were destroyed as Sindh and Kachchh are separated by a border.
K P Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro | Oct 01, 2011
Slow goes the caravan
Finding a way from Delhi to Gaza.
Dilip Banerjee | Oct 01, 2011
In Mizoram, a refugee crisis highlights Mizo tribal affinities and hostility
Shared Zo identity has Mizos extending hospitality to Chin and Kuki-Chin refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh. More remarkable is that Chakmas, mistreated by the Mizo majority in Mizoram, have welcomed Kuki-Chin refugees too
The political fallout of violence in Manipur, Bangladesh’s economic crisis, the crackdown on PTI supporters and more
May - Updates and analysis from around the region
In ‘Agra’, a grim portrait of the repressed Indian man
Director Kanu Behl’s Hindi feature film examines the sexual obsession and frustration of men, mental health and the transactional nature of human relationships in a patriarchal society where space is in short supply
When neoliberalism came to the Indian farm
With a focus on agricultural policy since the 1990s, 'Distress in the Fields' demonstrates how neoliberal interventions sowed the seeds of the crisis faced by farmers today