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What Southasia read in 2022

Book recommendations from a year of reading by Southasian writers, poets, translators and journalists

| Jan 06, 2023

Selective truths

Kashmiri reception to the controversial film ‘The Kashmir Files’.

| Jun 10, 2022

A Southasian filmmaker unlike any other

On Sumitra Peries, pioneering Sri Lankan film auteur.

| Apr 19, 2022

Journalists under attack, marine disaster in Sri Lanka, chasing monkeys, and more

Southasiasphere episode 08: Updates and analysis from around the region.

| Jun 09, 2021

Can’t catch that big break

Is gatekeeping and nepotism in Lollywood stunting aspiring actors?

| May 31, 2021

COVID-19 travel bubbles, vaccine procurement, Churails, and more

Southasiasphere episode 07: Updates and analysis from around the region.

| May 14, 2021

Celluloid ephemera

Preserving film in transition.

| May 12, 2021

The subtle art of resistance

Zakariya Mohammed’s ‘Halal Love Story’ tells the story of resistance in the face of an omnipotent authority.

| Feb 19, 2021

Phanek and the fabric of resistance

The documentary 'Bloody Phanek' explores social and political realities in Manipur.

| Nov 25, 2020

Documenting Southasia

Film Southasia continues to be a vibrant forum for discussing problems that cut across national borders.

| Jan 21, 2020

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Pandemics have always revealed the weakness of the Indian state

In 'Pandemic India', David Arnold offers a reflective study of Covid, cholera, plague, the Spanish flu and other historical mass contagions, from the time of the British Raj to the Modi government

Bangladesh’s BNP fights to make a political comeback

With massive anti-government rallies by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and their repression by the ruling Awami League-led government, battle lines are being drawn for the next general election

How a unique language survives in Kashmir’s tiny Burusho community

Despite being a small population, the Burusho community has been able to preserve their language through intergenerational communication and by prioritising their mother tongue over other languages in Kashmir

Pakistan needs to go beyond the 18th amendment to end the military’s role in politics

Reviving the 2010 reform process can be key to resolving Pakistan’s continued crises, but the reforms need to also target the military's massive business empire