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
Nazrah Khan and Darash Dawood | Feb 01, 2023
Protests in Gwadar, a BBC documentary on Modi, Tamil fiction in translation and more
January - Updates and analysis from around the region
The Editors | Jan 25, 2023
What’s really behind Jammu and Kashmir’s new Family ID?
Kashmiris fear the scheme is another tool for surveillance and collective punishment by the Indian state.
Maknoon Wani | Jan 23, 2023
Will a new multiplex revive Kashmir’s cinema culture?
India-administered Kashmir opened its first multiplex in September 2022 after nearly three decades
Irfan Mehraj and Khalid Khan | Jan 18, 2023
What Southasia read in 2022
Book recommendations from a year of reading by Southasian writers, poets, translators and journalists
The Editors | Jan 06, 2023
Protests in Swat Valley, Kashmiri journalists barred from travel, ‘Trijya’ and more.
Southasiasphere episode 21: Updates and analysis from around the region.
The Editors | Nov 04, 2022
Every vote counts in Kashmir
Revised voting rights would mean further disempowerment for locals.
Maknoon Wani | Oct 11, 2022
Kashmir Press Club shutdown
Killing an institution.
Majid Maqbool and Wasaaf Jeelani | Jul 04, 2022
Kashmiri reception to the controversial film ‘The Kashmir Files’.
Maknoon Wani | Jun 10, 2022
New developments in ‘New Kashmir’
Delimitation and the politics of coercion in Kashmir.
Maknoon Wani | Apr 01, 2022
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