Resurrecting a forgotten architect
Does the fictionalised retelling of Minnette de Silva’s story do justice to her life and work?
Priyanka Lindgren | Oct 07, 2019
Reading the Star of Islam
The story of a Ceylonese press on the cusp of World War II.
Ramla Wahab-Salman | Jul 17, 2019
Richard Boyle | Oct 01, 2011
The prince of Fitzrovia
Padraig Colman | Sep 01, 2011
A plain tale from the hills
Richard Simon | Sep 01, 2011
Ahilan Kadirgamar | Apr 01, 2010
Dagger-clawed little people
Did being an island help Sri Lanka evolve a particular type of hominid?
Richard Boyle | Mar 01, 2010
Bargaining in a labour regime
Up-country Tamil plantation workers remain a subjugated community, treated as little more than bonded labour. The current political foment includes opportunities for change.
Mythri Jegathesan | Feb 01, 2010
A magically depicted reality
'Song of Ceylon' is possibly the finest account of the island and a film which helped define the evolving documentary form.
Richard Boyle | Jan 01, 2010
Hopes and fears on the LoC after two years of ceasefire
A stable ceasefire along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan has given residents a chance at normal life—but threats of an end to the peace persist
Queer literature for children is changing minds in India
Indian parents and community libraries are turning to queer literature for children to help them be sensitive to varied sexual and gender identities
Himal Fiction Fest
The next generation of Southasian storytellers
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