Indians, Pakistanis, Sri Lankans or Bangladeshis

A new issue of Himal Southasia is out. Neilesh Bose (St. John’s): Hiding the Nation in the Global: Modern Intellectual History and South Asia. S. Honchell reviews Midnight’s Descendants: A History of South Asia since Partition by John Keay. Knox Thames and Sahar Chaudhary on shrinking religious freedom in South Asia. Neil Bhatiya on why South Asia is so vulnerable to climate change. The 17 elements of a (bad) South Asian novel: Cliches about family, heritage, culture and dead grandmothers drives author Jabeen Akhtar crazy when reading novels about Indians, Pakistanis, Sri Lankans or Bangladeshis. How did the clothes you're wearing get to you? Lindsay Poulton, Francesca Panetta, and Jason Burke on trace the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry in video, words and pictures. Battling for a safer Bangladesh: Rival factions of retailers are trying to prevent another catastrophic collapse or fire, but they don’t see eye to eye. After Rana Plaza: Despite international accords to protect Bangladesh’s garment workers after thousands of deaths from building collapses, little has changed in the country’s factories. J.S. Tissainayagm on why Sri Lanka is severing ties between Tamils at home and abroad. Batting for survival: A review of Wounded Tiger: A History of Cricket in Pakistan by Peter Oborne. Is India following in Pakistan’s footsteps? Adnan Naseemullah and Gilles Verniers investigate. Priyamvada Gopal on Narenda Modi’s transformation from international outcast to India’s prime minister: What will happen now that he’s won? (and more) Annihilation of Caste: Neha Sharma on the Indian general elections, Arundhati Roy, and the secular ideal. Jon Dorschner on the Indian election: Historic but not the magic bullet.