Qawwali, the enchanting song of the Sufis, still possesses the devotees of the Nizamuddin Auliya shrine in Delhi.
Censorship and freedom of speech in Sri Lanka, India, China, Burma, and England.
In the disputed territory of Kashmir, civilians wage a battle without modern weapons against “the idea of domination.”
Two Dubai-based artists explore a history of political and social tension through border-crossing sounds.
The activist and author reflects on childhood memories and the traffic of India’s Pink City.
And what we’ve lost.
Major Avtar Singh of the Indian Army’s counterinsurgency in Kashmir killed dozens. India refused to punish him. So did Canada and the U.S., where he killed his family and committed suicide.
Pankaj Mishra’s new book, From the Ruins of Empire: The intellectuals who remade Asia, has one eye on the history of the East and one eye on its future.
Growing up in Kashmir, in proximity to death.
From a speech at the Earth at Risk conference, Roy on the misuses of democracy and the revolutionary power of exclusion.
The award-winning author on why he loves to write fiction and talk politics, and how nationalism fuels climate change.
Aman Sethi consults a troubled storyteller about the terrifying urban legends proliferating among Delhi’s displaced urban poor.
His first conscious memory, from the time he was three, was the feel of a rat snake slithering through his hands.
Sonia Gandhi and Aung San Suu Kyi have overcome tragic and arduous pasts to emerge as leaders of India and Burma. What’s next for these two historical icons?
Following three years of research in an Indian slum, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist discusses what language can’t express, her view that nobody is representative, and the ethical dilemmas of writing about the poor.
Nuclear weapons don’t get the attention that they once did, but they’re still very much a part of our world.
The U.S. is pursuing serious multilateral sanctions against Iran, and this isn’t the first time.
Director Micha X. Peled’s Bitter Seeds is a compelling portrait of families and biotechnology in modern India.
On shari’a, genies and the quest for an ancestor
The author Amitav Ghosh discusses the link between anthropology and writing, The New Yorker’s edit of his essay on the Iraq war, and John Updike’s worst book.
It’s the oldest cry resounding from earth to heaven / The solemnest lament, “I won’t let you go!”
The few women in the Indian army are battling not only against their country’s enemies but also against poverty, patriarchy, and loneliness.
In the wake of sedition threats by the Indian government, the writer and activist describes the stupidest question she gets asked, the cuss-word that made her respect the power of language, and the limits of preaching nonviolence.
That woman who spreads her legs, / who is beaten, who cannot hold / her grief or her drink. / Don’t become that woman.