The subtle art of resistance
Zakariya Mohammed’s ‘Halal Love Story’ tells the story of resistance in the face of an omnipotent authority.
Ali Ahsan and Shama Jan | Feb 19, 2021
Reading the Star of Islam
The story of a Ceylonese press on the cusp of World War II.
Ramla Wahab-Salman | Jul 17, 2019
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.
Amanda Lanzillo | Mar 18, 2019
Sri Lankan Muslims: the new ‘others’?
The history and politics of Muslimphobia in Sri Lanka.
Tisaranee Gunasekara | Apr 23, 2018
Precariats of Indian democracy
The multiple identities of Kashmiri Pandits that have evolved over time complicate the question of resettlement.
Ajay Gudavarthy | May 11, 2015
Between free speech and hate speech
Understanding the impact of speech, particularly on marginalised groups, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.
Maija Liuhto | Jan 23, 2015
Media reports on cousin marriages among British Pakistanis deflect from measured discussions around genetic risks.
Alison Shaw | Dec 20, 2014
A politics subsumed
The life and times of Jogendranath Mandal.
Dwaipayan Sen | Apr 01, 2010
The Jaffna diaries
Ben Bavinck | Feb 01, 2010
Hopes and fears on the LoC after two years of ceasefire
A stable ceasefire along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan has given residents a chance at normal life—but threats of an end to the peace persist
Queer literature for children is changing minds in India
Indian parents and community libraries are turning to queer literature for children to help them be sensitive to varied sexual and gender identities
Himal Fiction Fest
The next generation of Southasian storytellers
In Mizoram, a refugee crisis highlights Mizo tribal affinities and hostility
Shared Zo identity has Mizos extending hospitality to Chin and Kuki-Chin refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh. More remarkable is that Chakmas, mistreated by the Mizo majority in Mizoram, have welcomed Kuki-Chin refugees too