Table of Contents
CoverThe dragon bites its tail
By: Kanak Mani Dixit
Economic blueprint for a South Asian dragon
A policy born of apprehensions
The view from Thimpu: Hoping for a gentler judgement
"It began with a straightforward census, but now the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is caught up in what many here see as a struggle for national survival. And the country´s young monarch has put himself on the line by taking full responsibility for resolving the crisis and saying he will abdicate if he fails."
Refugee of Jhapa
Abominably yoursAbominably yours
FeaturesSlippery Slopes of Himalayan Publishing
Himalayan publishing in European languages spells big money, but the market is dominated by books about idyllic mountains and touristic pursuits. While serious publishers in the region face hardships, some fly-by-night book packagers take short cuts to big profits.
Know Your HimalChoba Bhamare:Searching for the Needle
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)