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CoverThe Pakthun Gandhi
By: Rahimullah Yusufzai
Missing Badshah Khan: The Pakthun Gandhi is not there to preach peace to his people when they need him the most.
Ahimsa and truth
By: Tenzin Gyatso
Cultivation of non-violence and the power of truth
Rediscovering Gandhi the Southasian
By: C K Lal
Relevance of the middle path
People’s Law in Pakistan
By: Asad Farooq
Thousand Points in Bilgaon
By: Dilip D'Souza
Buddha, Gandhi and Sarvodaya
By: A T Ariyaratne
When the causes are no more there, fanaticism will cease.
Nepal's ongoing people's movement
By: Nilamber Acharya
The political parties and civil society of Nepal, with their commitment to non-violent transformation, are leading the charge of the peace brigade. They will succeed now, as they did in 1990.
Gandhi and his goat
By: Afsan Chowdhury
For all intents and purposes, Gandhi has almost no place in modern-day Bangladesh’s history.
Book reviewsAbsence of justice under law
By: Arvind Narrain
Law is often not a source of justice, but a form of violence that is so absolute in its impact that dissent is not ever a possibility.
By: Piyush Mathur
EssayThe political formation of cultures
By: Narendra Subramanian
CommentaryBetter Oslo than war
By: Jehan Perera
Desist, Chairman Gyanendra!
King Jigme’s proposal
ReportThe extended Lhotshampa exile
By: Kabita Parajuli
The fact that the Bhutanese refugees have been in exile for many years does not erase the fact of the depopulation exercise which evicted them. Nor does it deny their demand for a return to their homeland.
WTO - Champagne and Basmati
By: Sukumar Muralidharan
The sixth World Trade Organisation ministerial conference held in Hong Kong, 16-18 December, seemed to favour French champagne over basmati rice. Nevertheless, in Hong Kong, the developing countries managed to weaken the predatory agenda.
By: Suhas Chakma
BIMSTEC promise and progress
By: Ishan Bhaskar
The BIMSTEC grouping may seem to have more of a future than SAARC but only marginally so.
AnalysisReport card on the Indian Left
The mainline communist parties have ensured that India’s masses are not left solely to the whims of the market, but having done that, can they show the way forward?
Report card on the Indian left
By: Prashant Jha
The mainline communist parties have ensured that India´s masses are not left solely to the whims of the market, but having done that, can they show the way forward?
The cautious India-Pakistan thaw
By: Sukumar Muralidharan
Is the ‘peace process’ becoming a peace process?
Nirmal Verma atmabodh
By: Mahmood Farooqui
India may live or die in its villages but between the villages and the metropolitan global cities lies a vast hinterland of the mofussil world. Nirmal Verma’s life and work is a reminder that our languages need to expand beyond linguistics before we can reclaim what we have lost.
OpinionWTO’s changing architecture
By: A S Pannerselvan
The ‘developing’ and ‘least developed’ countries have evolved a two-pronged approach: to keep fighting for their due rights and tariffs within the WTO; and create various safety nets in the form of bilateral and regional trading arrangements.
Gayooms upcoming tsunami
By: Aishath Velezinee
There is a people’s movement for democracy on in the Maldivian atoll.
LastPageTracking movements in Dhaka
SouthasiasphereMystery of the dragon’s breath
Despite its economic strength and diplomatic clout in the capital cities of Southasian countries, Beijing has maintained an inexplicable distance with issues of common concern in the region.
ElsewhereThe RAW’s Broken Structure
Special ReportKashmir ka sawaal
Report of the Istanbul media retreat on the question of Kashmir
Interview"Southasia needs a Southasian union”
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”.
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Diwas Kc reviews The Hindus: An Alternative History. (March 2010)