Reading the Star of Islam
The story of a Ceylonese press on the cusp of World War II.
Ramla Wahab-Salman | Jul 17, 2019
How hate works
A new book profiles individuals who participated in the 2002 anti-Muslim Gujarat pogroms.
Rakesh Shukla | Jul 05, 2019
Shifting the blame
A minority is framed again to cover Sri Lanka’s fault lines, in wake of the Easter attacks.
Harini Amarasuriya | Jun 20, 2019
Afghanistan after America
US-Taliban deal could end war, but jettison hard-won rights.
Thomas Ruttig | Mar 28, 2019
The life and times of a British journal of Islam
How ‘Islamic Review’ became one of the most prominent journals of Islamic thought in the West.
Amanda Lanzillo | Mar 18, 2019
Himal Interviews: The Abdus Salam story
Podcast with Zakir Thaver, the co-producer of 'Salam', a documentary on the Pakistani physicist.
The Editors | Jan 07, 2019
From Medina to Ayodhya
Physicist and public intellectual Pervez Hoodbhoy on religion and politics in Southasia.
The Editors | Jan 02, 2019
The madrassa and the state of Pakistan
Religion, poverty and the potential for violence in Pakistan.
Tariq Rahman | Oct 13, 2016
Between free speech and hate speech
Understanding the impact of speech, particularly on marginalised groups, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.
Maija Liuhto | Jan 23, 2015
Mass production of posters and calendars of Muslim saints and Sufi shrines has allowed the devout to take home the holy. But has it contributed to a tame devotion that is wary of diversity?
Yousuf Saeed | Jan 14, 2014
Canadian-Tamil comedian Sunthar V navigates queerness and Tamil identity
Sunthar V, founder of the Tamil Comedy Club in central London, attempts to push social boundaries with his comedy in Chennai
Is an Adani port devastating Kerala’s coast?
Activists say coastal communities and marine life around Kerala’s Vizhinjam Port are paying a heavy price for the Adani Group project
Delhi’s longest-running play reflects the changing city
The shape-shifting ‘Ghalib in New Delhi’ captures 26 years of sociopolitical change in Delhi and beyond
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