religion

Tibet: Impossible yet existent?

A reinvigorated spiritual politics of Tibetan Buddhism could prove to be a way forward.

| Jan 07, 2020

Performing politics

On the obscured political legacy of the dancer Bulbul Chowdhury.

| Nov 04, 2019

Sri Lanka: Back on the brink

Easter Sunday bombings could create new fissures.

| Apr 26, 2019

From Medina to Ayodhya

Physicist and public intellectual Pervez Hoodbhoy on religion and politics in Southasia.

| Jan 02, 2019

Arguing ordination

The debate over full ordination of nuns in Tibetan Buddhism remains unsettled.

| Sep 11, 2015

Southasia’s free speech conundrum

How the misuse of social and mainstream media contribute to misperceptions and violence.

| Feb 09, 2015

Last rites in Syracuse

Suicide among Bhutanese refugees in the US continues to be a major concern that requires a community-based approach to mental health.

| Dec 15, 2014

On Faith and Filth

Cheryl Colopy’s book explores water policy and management in Southasia but lacks critical depth in its assessment.

| Sep 11, 2013

Who is Taslima Nasrin?

An attempt to unravel the mythology and persona of the controversial author

| Jul 15, 2013

The pig-nama

On how the pig can be a great pet, and also a great meal

| Apr 15, 2013

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Silence in Swat

Memory, militancy and the military in Swat Valley.

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The 20th Amendment in historical perspective.

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A recent anthropological volume on Jammu & Kashmir makes important new contributions to scholarship on the region.

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On food and representation, online and offline.