Table of Contents
CoverSuch a long journey
By: Namit Arora
How and why 145,000 people migrated to a small Caribbean island.
By: Weena Pun
Hanging out in Kathmandu’s international airport with soon-to-be migrants.
The Gorkhalis of Myitkyina
By: Sushma Joshi
Tracking down a far-off Nepali community.
Like here, like there
By: K P Jayasankar & Anjali Monteiro
Nomadic lives were destroyed as Sindh and Kachchh are separated by a border.
That easy intimacy
By: Raza Rumi
A Pakistani re-discovers Bangladesh.
By: Mark Tully
Riding the rails with a beast of old.
The road north
By: Charles Haviland
Journeys in post-war Sri Lanka.
A home along the way
By: Iona Liddell
For a refugee, the journey rarely ends.
Setting out for a place
By: Rakhshanda Jalil
Haj in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
By: William Dalrymple
Finding the soul’s centre in South India.
An agnostic in Kailash
By: Dilip Simeon
Feeling moved by one of the Subcontinent’s most famous pilgrimages.
Among the samanalayo
By: Richard Boyle
Sri Pada has been a source of fascination for centuries’ worth of explorers and pilgrims in Sri Lanka.
Toddlers and all
By: Vivek Menezes
When neighbours disapprove of a travel destination – that’s where to take the family.
Silence in the places of men
By: Dilip D’Souza
Chasing what keeps people quiet.
Trips & journeys
By: Tony Wheeler
So many places to see, so many people to meet.
The silsilah of wheelchair travels
By: Salil Chaturvedi
By: Richard Boyle
Maxims and measures from bygone times.
How does a travel writer travel?
By: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Two humans, four dogs.
The fatigue of the road
By: Marcus Benigno
Demystifying the professional traveller.
By: Joni Sweet
When to use a guidebook – and when to throw it away.
Just stay home
By: Padraig Colman
The apple doesn't travel far
By: Preena Shrestha
CommentaryRegion: The constant movement of multitudes
India: Impugning impunity
Art: ‘From this place I begin’
Southasian BriefsRound-up of regional news
By: Vrinda Marwah
The booming surrogacy industry in India is rife with unanswered ethical, economic and political questions.
By: Sanjib Baruah
Surprise negotiations with ULFA aside, the Indian government’s effort to contain and control insurgency in Assam is unlikely to meet the hopes and expectations that have energised the peace process.
AnalysisEmergency by any other name
By: Tisaranee Gunasekara
…in Sri Lanka’s case, is just as undemocratic.
‘Wicked’ Afghan shadow
By: Shamshad Ahmad
India-Pakistan relations can no longer be addressed without reference to Afghanistan.
By: Mehjabeen Abidi-Habib, Humaira Khan, MuzaffarUddin & Babar Khan
A year on in Hunza, how far along the road to normalcy?
Too much information?
By: Vineeta Bal
Infant deaths resulting from a recent clinical trial in India have led to a media outcry. But few have considered how explosive these revelations actually are, or the problematic use and application of the Right to Information Act.
A step further
By: Haroon Habib
Despite setbacks, the will to strengthen bilateral relations remained strong during Manmohan Singh’s Dhaka visit.
SouthasiaspherePortents of the future
By: CK LAL
MediafileTidbits of the region's media
By: Chhetria Patrakar
TapestryInto the city
By: Reena Kukreja
Domestic workers tell their stories.
Bhopal’s children’s children
By: Deepak Unnikrishnan
Such a femininity
By: Satya Rai Nagpaul
The citizenship crisis
By: Nandita Haksar
Through a glass, darkly
By: Trisha Gupta
By: Vijay Prashad
By: Shiv Vishvanathan
A good man tarnished.
Interview‘An end to violence … through the use of violence’ – Mohan Baidya, UCPN (Maoist)
By: Post Bahadur Basnet
On the way upAdventures with a Nepali Frog
By: Kanak Mani Dixit
Some things have changed in Nepal for a writer revising a work 15 years later. Other things, the nicer ones, remain the same.
The archive: 25 years of Southasia
Image: Penguin India
Penguin India withdraws The Hindus
On 11 February 2014, Penguin India decided to recall and destroy all remaining copies of Wendy Doniger’s book The Hindus: An Alternative History. The decision was part of an agreement between them and Shiksha Bachao Andolan, a Hindu campaign group that filed a case against the publishers in 2010, arguing that the book was insulting to Hindus and contained “heresies”.
From our archive:
Diwas Kc reviews The Hindus: An Alternative History. (March 2010)