community

Shock and awe

The many lives of Malayalam magical realism.

| Jun 28, 2021

Community leader

A short story about a Pakistani immigrant in the UK.

| Jan 07, 2015

Britain’s Banglatown

How the Bangladeshi community has come to shape local politics in Tower Hamlets.

| Dec 28, 2014

65 years and counting

India-Pakistan visa relaxation for ‘Midnight’s Children’ may be too little too late.

| Nov 12, 2012

History of the desi umbilical

In the early 19th century, the Southasian diasporas remained actively engaged with political struggles in their lands of origin. Today this has morphed into an obsession with economic returns.

| Dec 01, 2010

Jungle raj tourism vs. the people

In the mountain fastness of Nanda Devi, which gave the Chipko movement to Southasia, the local communities are battling the Uttaranchal authorities to retain benefits from tourists when they arrive - 'ecotourism' or not.

| May 27, 2006

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Notes from a ‘hybrid regime’

Reflections on authoritarianism in today's Pakistan.

The global branding of caste

Isabel Wilkerson’s recent book fails to unpack caste, but hints at potential for new solidarities.

Swear not by the moon

The contentious politics of lunar sighting in Pakistan.

The storyteller of Kovilpatti

On Ki Rajanarayanan, the father of Karisal literature.