politics

More than a seat at the table

A crossborder discussion on women leaders in Southasian politics.

| Jan 27, 2021

From Bin Qasim to Ertugrul

How the Pakistani state has revived the use of historical drama as a political tool.

| Oct 16, 2020

Maldives’ rocky road to transitional justice

A bill before the Majlis risks depriving hundreds of Maldivian citizens of their right to reparations.

| Aug 28, 2020

The good Indian American

A critique of Indian American representation in contemporary American television.

| Jun 24, 2020

#BlackLivesMatter in Southasia, the state of opposition, and more

Southasiasphere: Issue #7- Updates and analysis from around the region.

| Jun 12, 2020

Redefining citizenship in Pakistan

The PTM movement envisions an alternate relationship between citizen and state.

| Apr 28, 2020

In Kashmir, Resistance is Mainstream

The Indian state’s decades-old tactic of installing and dethroning loyalists in Kashmir continues.

Poppies and power in Afghanistan

How drug trade, foreign aid and global politics impacted the Afghan state and society.

| Mar 11, 2020

Scoping the bigger picture

A photography festival in Dhaka seeks new answers to the erosion of public freedoms.

| Apr 10, 2019

Stilettoes of steel

An interview with Dhaka-based artist Tayeba Begum Lipi.

| Feb 18, 2019

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The crackdown on comedy

In India, it’s not clear who has the last laugh.

Getting the jab done

A crossborder discussion on COVID-19 vaccinations in Southasia.

No end in sight

The Maldivian blogger Yameen Rasheed's sister recounts the family’s long struggle for justice.

A new border in the old republic

The class and caste-based contradictions within India’s farmers’ protest.