Children of Southasia
Cause for hope and for sober reflection in UNICEF's latest report.
By Sneha Shrestha
Even with a steadily declining under-5 mortality rate (considered a key indicator of child welfare) across the region in the last three decades, Southasia still faces daunting challenges in guaranteeing the wellbeing of its children. This series of infographics shows how far we have come, and where we must work harder to serve Southasia's large young population.
SOURCE: UNICEF, The State of the World's Children 2012: Children in an Urban World.
~ Sneha Shrestha is a Nepali artist based in Boston.
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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”.
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Diwas Kc reviews The Hindus: An Alternative History. (March 2010)