What Southasia read in 2022
Book recommendations from a year of reading by Southasian writers, poets, translators and journalists
The Editors | Jan 06, 2023
Who needs borders?
A freewheeling discussion on borders and borderlands in Southasia.
The Editors | Sep 15, 2021
Tides of revolution and empire
New histories of the Oceanic South.
The Editors | Jul 02, 2021
China’s Indian Ocean?
What the simplistic narratives on China’s advances in the Indian Ocean miss.
Amish Raj Mulmi | May 12, 2020
The Indian Ocean has become increasingly central, contested and crowded. Not just Southasia but all of southern Asia must reclaim its stake on the water.
C Uday Bhaskar | Sep 01, 2010
Dominating the waves
Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe | Sep 01, 2010
Shivani Shah | Sep 01, 2010
Fishing for solutions
Chandrika Sharma | Sep 01, 2010
REGION: Rediscovering our ocean
The Editors | Sep 01, 2010
Remembering to forget
Frederick Noronha | Jan 01, 1998
When neoliberalism came to the Indian farm
With a focus on agricultural policy since the 1990s, 'Distress in the Fields' demonstrates how neoliberal interventions sowed the seeds of the crisis faced by farmers today
“I write with the same hands that carried shit”: Reading Pandiyakannan’s ‘Salavaan’
The Tamil writer Pandiyakannan, the first novelist from the Kuravar community, offers an intimate portrait of the lives of manual scavengers
Federalism is the most significant ideological divide in Nepali politics
Amid the the “‘de-ideologisation”’ of Nepali politics, the most consequential differences are on the system of provincial government. Three emergent parties throw the divisions into sharp relief.
Pakistan’s politics continues to dictate its economic crisis
The standoff over elections in Punjab between the PML-N’s ruling coalition and Imran Khan’s PTI has intensified Pakistan’s multidimensional crisis, and may lead to sovereign default