Table of Contents
CoverHistory of the desi umbilical
By: Vijay Prashad
Rhymes with fun-jew-free
By: Manjushree Thapa
Waiting for Ded Moroz in Kathmandu
By: Roman Gautam
By: Deepak Unnikrishnan
By: Ganesh Gurung
Sri Lanka's alternatives abroad
By: Kitana Ananda, V V Ganeshananthan & Ashwini Vasanthakumar
Out of Goa
By: Selma Carvalho
A Tibet of the mind
By: Tenzing Sonam
Ripples from Bengal
By: Afsan Choudhary
Fragrance of asafoetida
By: Rabi Thapa
By: Venantius J Pinto
CommentaryAfghanistan: Too much, too little
BURMA: Microscopic opening
REGION: THE NRSA DIASPORA
Southasian BriefsRound-up of regional news
VoicesOpinions from around the region
New course for reconciliation?
By: Larry Jagan
AnalysisA Bru homecoming?
By: Ben Schonveld
SightingPsychedelic Mr Claus
By: Ted Ricardi
Time and a placeAfter seven years
SouthasiasphereWalls of words
By: C K Lal
MediafileTidbits of the region's media
By: Chhetria Patrakar
ReflectionsThe Apu Trilogy and India
By: Andrew Robinson
ReviewPorn and the Kathmandu lady
By: Sophia Furber
Violence and cowardice
By: Joseph Mathai
FictionBapo Kale's house
By: Jose Lourenco
InterviewThe road and the Tamang borderland
BookshelfReviews of the latest books from and on Southasia
On the way upLumbini with Romila Didi
By: Kanak Mani Dixit
Photographs and text by Preston Merchant
Romila Thapar addresses invitees at the
Southasian relaunch of Himal Southasian,
IIC, New Delhi, January 2013.
China, Southasia and India
On May 19 2013, newly appointed Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in New Delhi for a series of meetings with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The visit is Keqiang's first outside of China since assuming power in March.
From our archive:
Purna Basnet discusses Chinese engagement in Nepal vis-a-vis security issues in Tibet and broader geo-strategic plans in Southasia (April 2011).
Fatima Chowdury relates the story of Calcutta's Indian Chinese community through the lens of political and economic upheavals in Southasia and China (May 2009).
Simon Long notes the importance of the Sino-Indian relationship for the rest of Southasia (September 2006).
J.N Dixit ruminates on the strategic concerns of the 'Middle Kingdom' in the wake of India's 1998 nuclear tests (June 1998).