This regularly scheduled issue, and ninth instalment since the journal's launch in October 2011, features articles covering a variety of themes in contemporary and historical South Asia, from community responses to land-grabbing in Nepal, and theoretical explorations of the political in asceticism among sadhus in India, to governance patterns among the Yimchunger Nagas in the Indo-Burmese borderlands, and patterns of urban violence in crowded Karachi, Pakistan. Broadly speaking, the main themes traversing this issue, presented by junior and senior scholars, encompass minority communities contesting dominant forces, resisting political subjugation, and vying for recognition. 

The cover image is of 700 year-old Khonoma village in Nagaland state, India; a village that successfully resisted British control in the southern Naga inhabited areas for nearly five decades, culminating in a truce in 1878. Image by Michael Heneise.

Published: 15-Sep-2016