Kolkata

The cost of conscience

Megha Majumdar’s novel depicts a world where progress requires bigotry.

| Nov 10, 2020

When India put Indians in camps

The internment of Chinese Indians during the Sino-Indian War of 1962 has contemporary echoes.

| Jun 09, 2020

The idea of Kolkata

Why author Kushanava Choudhury believes his book is about the present, the Kolkata that is lived in.

| Jan 28, 2018

Bangali bideshe

A West Bengali’s perspective of the Bangladeshi diaspora.

| Oct 19, 2015

In the streets of Dhaka

How has the colonial legacy – and the recent past – affected the trajectory of English-language literature in Bangladesh?

| Oct 15, 2015

In search of a different truth

The Bauls of Bengal tread the line between cultural preservation and modernity.

| Dec 11, 2014

Latest Articles

Mallikas of yesteryear

The forgotten histories of Pakistan’s music queens.

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

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

Unpacking the Maldives’ Transitional Justice Act

New legislation must provide meaningful redress for survivors of past abuses.