Table of Contents
CoverThese songs do not die
By: Namita Gokhale
Could a region as varied as Southasia expect anything other than today’s dizzying cornucopia of literary creations?
The flaw in the crystal
By: Arshia Sattar
In today’s literature of the Subcontinent, there is no escaping mythology – nor should there be.
Fairytale on 12th Main
By: Anjum Hasan
By: Aziz Sheikh
By: Kiran Adhikari
By: Hassan Dars
Works by Hassan Dars,* translated from the Sindhi by Mohammad Hanif and Hassan Mujtaba.
Helmand, how calm you flow
By: Bari Jahani
Translated from the Pashto by Mujib Mashal
On official duty
By: Navtej Sarna
In the dark
By: Rabi Thapa
Colours for a landscape held captive
By: Ranjit Hoskote
in memoriam: Agha Shahid Ali (1949-2001)
A plain tale from the hills
By: Richard Simon
By: Shabnam Nadiya
By: Shazia Omar
By: Shehan Karunatilaka
Swaying with the ainselu
By: Weena Pun
The aroma of Ambul Thiyal
By: Lal Medawattegadara
Afghan Women’s Writing Project
If something happens
By: Aruni Kashyap
AbominablyPakistan : WOMAN´S RIGHT, FATHER´S WRONG
CommentaryIndia/Bangladesh: Cement the relationship!
Sri Lanka: Rajapakse brinkmanship
Art: ‘Lede (or get outta the way)’
Southasian BriefsRound-up of regional news
ReportA sorrowful microcosm
By: Ahmed Yusuf
Intractable conflicts at various levels of the polity in Pakistan are being ‘settled’ through violence on the streets of Karachi.
Silence and sacrifice
By: Iqbal Khattak
Inside the making of a suicide bomber.
Children on the frontlines
By: Thomas Bell
Beyond the dzong
By: Carey L Biron & Travis Lupick
Is Bhutan’s national language losing steam?
SightingWhen we came together
By: Teresa Rehman
Do the mahila samitis of Assam matter anymore?
SouthasiasphereA civilisation and its myths
By: C K Lal
MediafileTidbits of the region's media
By: Chhetria Patrakar
TapestryWhat will survive of us is love
By: Kabita Parajuli
Arpana Caur’s retelling of the legend of Sohni and Mahiwal.
ProfileThe prince of Fitzrovia
By: Padraig Colman
The Tamil poet Tambimuttu left a defining mark on the literary scene of 1940s London.
Sitar teacher of New York
By: Hani Yousuf
A decade after the attacks of 11 September 2001, how one musician’s experience has changed.
On the way upChapter One: The long breath of Gokarna Das
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)