languages

Under the sun

Summer words and phrases in Southasian languages.

| May 18, 2021

The anatomy of Urdu

How the language of state-making in Pakistan contributes to the erasure of regional languages.

| Apr 12, 2021

Translating a pandemic

The impact of COVID-19 terminology on Southasian languages.

| Apr 07, 2021

What the Maithili Movement tells us about language politics in India

And resistance in the face of ‘Hindi imposition’.

| Oct 02, 2020

Seeding bhasa

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 …

| Oct 01, 2009

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.