Table of Contents
CoverFrom Ansari Road
By: Urvashi Butalia
A journey through English-language publishing in India.
Five centuries of print
By: Rimi B Chatterjee
The book in India, old and new.
When markets commission
By: Akshay Pathak
Even as numerous infrastructural challenges remain to be surmounted, India’s already booming books industry looks poised to cross new frontiers.
Tracking the boom
By: Chiki Sarkar
English-language publishing in India has come of age.
By: Anita Roy
Who are editors, and what are they good for?
With scholarship and enterprise
By: Ameena Saiyid
Pakistan’s production of books is tied to educational publishing, but the future beckons.
The joys of a small print run
By: Ameena Hussein
A little island plans big.
With an eye on the footpath
By: Deepak Aryal
Without the colonial baggage, publishing in Nepal remains dominated by the vernacular.
Show and tell
By: Nandini Ramachandran
The graphic novel in India.
So, you’re birthing a book!
By: Gouri Dange
A reader for every book
By: Frederick Noronha
How to connect discerning readers with discerning titles?
CommentaryRegion: My country, my team
Sri Lanka: Dare not criticise
Nepal: Tsunami of malfeasance
‘Vibrating the shadows’
Southasian BriefsRound-up of regional news
ReportA Trinamool day
By: Subir Bhaumik
It appears certain that Mamata’s party will win the West Bengal assembly elections, but the Left Front will remain a power-in-waiting.
Not a nuclear question
By: Aritra Bhattacharya
The Jaitapur project is a test case for nuclear power in India – and, as seen in recent protest violence, for the popular opposition to it.
AnalysisAnna Hazare and the ‘middle class’
By: Aditya Nigam
The many complications of India’s anti-corruption movement.
Another eleventh hour
By: Bipin Adhikari
The extended mandate for Nepal’s Constituent Assembly ends on 28 May.
By: Sujeev Shakya
Is the Nepali economy booming or crashing?
By: Gabriele Köhler
Burma is doing both better and worse than is often discussed – a lack of information that makes it difficult to ascertain how the progressive and human-rights concerned international community should now be dealing with the country.
By: Maung Zarni
The intellectual crisis of reporting on Burma by the International Crisis Group.
Run on the bank
By: Patrick Bond
The unseemly termination of Muhammad Yunus’s career at Grameen only highlights the deep problems faced by microcredit internationally.
SightingOn the seashore of endless words
By: Kaiser Haq
Rabindranath Tagore towered over the landscape of the Subcontinent, and he still has more to give the world in his 150th birth anniversary year.
By: C K Lal
MediafileTidbits of the region's media
By: Chhetria Patrakar
By: Daljit Ami
Celebrating a Punjabi artist through his letters.
ReflectionsBetween backwaters and barricades
By: Afsan Chowdhury
Over-adulation of Tagore has much to do with Bengali anxiety about rationality.
On the way upLocation! Location!
By: Kanak Mani Dixit
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)