Southasian

Himal Interviews: The Abdus Salam story

Podcast with Zakir Thaver, the co-producer of 'Salam', a documentary on the Pakistani physicist.

| Jan 07, 2019

People of a Southasian past

A colonial experiment in ethnographic photography offers a rare glimpse into Southasia’s communities circa the 19th century.

| May 10, 2017

Believers’ dilemma – I

Never before has the RSS been more confident of its role in shaping India’s future. (This is part one of a two-part essay)

| Jun 01, 2016

Constituting tolerance

Is the Indian Constitution a guarantor of nationalism?

| Mar 11, 2016

Bangali bideshe

A West Bengali’s perspective of the Bangladeshi diaspora.

| Oct 19, 2015

The diamond ring

FICTION: A chance outcome for love.

| Sep 20, 2015

Registering dissent

NOTA and what it means for electoral participation in Kashmir.

| May 08, 2014

The clamour for land in Assam

As land scarcity increases in Assam, government mismanagement and class tensions are manifesting themselves in dangerous ways.

| May 05, 2014

History of the desi umbilical

In the early 19th century, the Southasian diasporas remained actively engaged with political struggles in their lands of origin. Today this has morphed into an obsession with economic returns.

| Dec 01, 2010

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Style and the city

Two writers explore the politics of fashion in Bombay and Delhi.

Southasiasphere: Issue #6

Digital divide in online classes, long-term impact of Cyclone Amphan, and more.

Karunanidhi and the long shadow of Sri lanka

Between Dravidian politics of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka's Tamil nationalism.

The fight for the commons

Who has the power to secure and legislate public spaces in cities?