China courts influence in Sri Lanka via the Buddhist clergy
Beijing needs new allies now that the Rajapaksas are reeling, but the enmeshing of politics and religion in Sri Lanka is always cause for concern
Tisaranee Gunasekara | Jan 26, 2023
Buddhist anxieties in Bihar
Bodh Gaya as a site of hidden contestations.
Kushal Choudhary and Govind Sharma | Jul 27, 2022
Sri Lankan Muslims: the new ‘others’?
The history and politics of Muslimphobia in Sri Lanka.
Tisaranee Gunasekara | Apr 23, 2018
The debate over full ordination of nuns in Tibetan Buddhism remains unsettled.
Lora Tomas | 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
The Editors | Jan 21, 2013
Delhi – Yangon – Delhi
A trip across borders geographical, political and cultural unravels the complex histories between India, Myanmar and their peoples
Nandita Haksar | Jan 15, 2013
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.
Topden Tsering | Jan 23, 2012
Round-up of regional news
The Editors | Aug 01, 2011
Buddha minus god
Alok K Bohara | May 01, 2010
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
A disappeared Maldivian journalist’s family still waits for closure
Eight years after he vanished, and despite an official report pointing to his abduction and murder, Ahmed Rilwan is yet to be declared dead, and powerful officials allegedly linked to the killers evade justice
Punjab’s battles over Bhagat Singh
Controversies over the anti-colonial revolutionary expose Punjab’s political fissures, with the farmers’ protest movement, Communists, Khalistanis, the AAP and other parties all having staked their own claims
Tehreek-i-Taliban is making its way back in Pakistan
Tehreek-i-Taliban’s resurgence reveals the failure of the Pakistan government’s anti-terror policy and its ambivalent, contradictory relationship with Islamist militant groups