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
Beyond the binary
Gender in Southasian languages.
Abhishek Avtans | Nov 22, 2022
The holy grail of language preservation
Bible translations in Southasia.
Abhishek Avtans | Jul 06, 2022
Sign languages matter
National and endangered sign languages of Southasia.
Abhishek Avtans | Nov 08, 2021
Shaking the melting pot
The role of contact languages in multilingual milieux.
Abhishek Avtans | Aug 24, 2021
Under the sun
Summer words and phrases in Southasian languages.
Abhishek Avtans | May 18, 2021
The anatomy of Urdu
How the language of state-making in Pakistan contributes to the erasure of regional languages.
Hurmat Ali Shah | Apr 12, 2021
Translating a pandemic
The impact of COVID-19 terminology on Southasian languages.
Abhishek Avtans | Apr 07, 2021
What the Maithili Movement tells us about language politics in India
And resistance in the face of ‘Hindi imposition’.
The Editors | Oct 02, 2020
The interaction of English and the languages of Southasia is often lamented for having led to a deterioration of the latter. But focusing on this alone misses out on what has been accomplished through this …
Himansu S Mohapatra | Oct 01, 2009
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