Well – read
The making and unmaking of a star
By Laxmi Murthy
On the life and times of Qandeel Baloch, Pakistan’s first social-media celebrity.
How should we read the Europeans who wrote about Southasia before colonial domination...
“Poems are spells”
By Lora Tomas
In conversation with poet Subhashini Kaligotla.
No going back
India’s first gay memoir shows how guarded gay people have to be, and how terribly ...
Of shadows, skins and stones
By Elen Turner
A review of three recent novels by Pakistani women authors.
By Mitu Varma
A recent book explores the systemic rot that holds India to ransom.
Remembering our own
The Blood Telegram by Gary J Bass reminds us that 1971 is an evolving story.
CIA in Mustang, MIA in Dharamsala
By Ross Adkin
A recent novel on Tibet highlights, and skirts around, many of the region’s issues.