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Swear not by the moon

The contentious politics of lunar sighting in Pakistan.

| Nov 26, 2021

Mallikas of yesteryear

The forgotten histories of Pakistan’s music queens.

| Jun 18, 2021

Can’t catch that big break

Is gatekeeping and nepotism in Lollywood stunting aspiring actors?

| May 31, 2021

The season of discontent

How has COVID-19 impacted civic mobilisation and organising in Southasia?

| Dec 23, 2020

Love in the time of lockdown

How Pakistani women continue to challenge patriarchal norms.

| Dec 18, 2020

Chronicling Partition with Intizar Husain

A recently translated novel brings a new perspective on Partition to the English-speaking world.

| Mar 17, 2020

Losing a home in Colombo and Lahore

Working-class communities struggle to lead ‘grievable’ lives within state-led redevelopments of their cities.

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.

| Mar 18, 2019

A conversation with Asma Jahangir

From our archives, when the human-rights activist spoke to author Ritu Menon.

| Feb 11, 2018

Finding lost heritage

Amardeep Singh’s travelogue opens new windows into the Subcontinent’s common heritage.

| Aug 03, 2016

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