Cracked Earth

Chronicle from an attic window Chronicle from an attic window

By Uzma Falak

A people’s account of surviving the Kashmir floods.

Read More|View All

Well - read

Between Qaum and the nation Between Qaum and the nation

By Vijay Prashad

Faisal Devji traces the development of Muslim nationalism and makes provocative claims about the movem...

Read More|View All


Imagining traditions Imagining traditions

By Sandali

Women’s everyday art travels from floors to books.

Read More|View All

People & Politics

Electoral systems in Southasia Electoral systems in Southasia

By The Editors

As Afghanistan’s election result hangs in the balance, a look at the electoral systems in the regio...

Read More|View All


Housed in history Housed in history

By Safwat Zargar

Reflections on the life of Maqbool Bhat through the anatomy of a house.

Read More|View All

25 Years of Archives


dasain break announcement 

YouTube Channel

Media Meter


The Media Meter monitors the health of media throughout Southasia. Watch this space to see our assessment of media coverage and operations, and the status of media groups throughout the region. Write in to let us know if something recent in the region's media has reassured or alarmed you.

Online Store

Buy Online


  • Draupadi’s shades of dark

    meeta parekh, 17 September 2014

    amazing i loved it as i have been intrigued by draupadi alwaz want to know more and more

  • Draupadi’s Shades of Dark

    Mantra Roy, 12 September 2014

    I enjoyed reading 'Draupadi's Shades of Dark' especially because of the way Tomas looks at different literary adaptations of Draupadi and links them t...

    Read More
  • Gujarat’s ‘Rangoon Wallas’

    Usman Madha, 12 September 2014

    Interesting article especially about the Madha family. I am a Madha and had stayed in the Mansion when I last visited Variav in 1959. Although you men...

    Read More