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CoverThe Muslim League: a progress report
By: Asha'ar Rehman
The All-India Muslim League was formed in Dhaka in 1906 as a political platform for Muslims in British India which later succeeded in carving out the Muslim homelands of East and West Pakistan. After that, Muslim league has gone through lot of turmoil. The original League has broken down and there are many Muslim leagues. This article gives us the present progress of Muslim league since then.
Life in the ghetto
By: Syed Ali Dayan Hasan
Educated Pakistanis are leaving the country in droves.
"You are free to go to your temples, You are free to go to your mosques"
Father and daughter
Muhammadali Jeenabhai Poonja
By: Imran Shirvanee
Only the legacy remains
CommentarySOUTH ASIA : Wounded Tigers
BHUTAN : Triple Trouble
BENGLADESH : Dhaka Deja Vu
INDIA : I, Me, Myself
Cities & CitizensIf Bombing Bombay
By: M. V. Ramana
The weapon used is a fission bomb with a yield of 15 kilotons detonated at a height of 600 metres. The choice of yield and altitude correspond cloely to the weapon that went off over Hiroshima 50 years ago. With such a small yield, it is not possible to destroy whole city of Bombay. The extent and kind of devastation would depend upon where in Bombay the bomb goes off.
OpinionAll work and no play
By: Sabur Ghayur
Waiting for the Islamic moderniser
By: Chanchal Sarkar
How "hurt" can you be?
By: Sasanka Perera and Ameena Hussein-Uvais
An open letter to a starving child
Non-TravelogueThe visa war
Two 50-year-old sibling still play tit-for-tat. For all of lnder Kumar Gujral´s overtures to Pakistan, it is still ludicrously difficult for Pakistanis to visit India, as Lahori journalist c found out. He concedes that it might be equally frustrating for Indians headed the other way.
The archive: 25 years of Southasia
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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”.
From our archive:
Diwas Kc reviews The Hindus: An Alternative History. (March 2010)