Himal Southasian: ‘SouthAsian of the Decade’?
The New Year invariably brings a spate of lists of all stripes and spots. The end of the decade only intensifies this impulse. But here’s a worthy compilation: Swarna Rajagopalan at the Asia Security Foundation put together her list of nominees for ‘SouthAsian of the Decade’ on her blog. To our surprise, Himal Southasian made her list!
“Himal represents the potential of the South Asian intelligentsia to create and sustain a critical dialogue on issues that transcend interstates borders.”
The word potential worryingly implies that this is an ‘Obama’ nomination—more for what good we could do as opposed to what we have achieved, but we are flattered nonetheless.
We also salute Ms Rajagopalan’s use of the term “SouthAsian” as a single word: let that be proof positive to naysayers that the effort can have traction among conscientious writers and bloggers committed to stress our cross-national commonality.
Check out her other nominees on her blog: http://asiasecurity.macfound.org/blog/entry/111southasian_of_the_decade/
We would also be curious to hear who our readers would nominate for Southasian for the Decade.