Buddhism

Sri Lankan Muslims: the new ‘others’?

The history and politics of Muslimphobia in Sri Lanka.

| Apr 23, 2018

Arguing ordination

The debate over full ordination of nuns in Tibetan Buddhism remains unsettled.

| Sep 11, 2015

People of a Southasian past

A colonial experiment in ethnographic photography offers a rare glimpse into Southasia’s communities circa the 19th century

| Jan 21, 2013

Delhi – Yangon – Delhi

A trip across borders geographical, political and cultural unravels the complex histories between India, Myanmar and their peoples

| Jan 15, 2013

My Ani

She inhabits, simultaneously and seamlessly, the two opposing connotations of the Tibetan term: one suggesting faith, the other family; the former symbolising renunciation, the latter attachment.

| Jan 23, 2012

The Mithila attitude

Traditionally, the caste system has functioned differently in the Nepali Tarai.

| Apr 01, 2010

No reform

Hinduism’s rigidity is forcing it to cede ground to Islam, Christianity and Buddhism.

| Apr 01, 2010

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