Vol 1, No 1 (2012)

Marginalities & Aspirations

1 1 2012
We are very proud to announce the launch of a new South Asian studies journal: The South Asianist! Our inaugural issue titled: Marginalities and Aspirations was previewed during a special event honouring public health practitioner and human rights defender Dr. Binayak Sen on the 14th of June at the University of Edinburgh's School of Social and Political Science. The full issue - including articles, a film review, and two video interviews - including one with Dr. Sen - are now available. We would particularly like to thank Edinburgh University's Digital Library and the wonderful team that worked tirelessly to build, support and host the online journal in coordination with the journal's editorial team and graphic designer. We hope this will be the beginning of a fruitful, widely accessible periodical covering critical issues related to the study of South Asia.

Table of Contents


Forward PDF
Editorial Team


Editorial Note: Marginalities & Aspirations in South Asia PDF
Michael Heneise, Heid Jerstad


Telugu Jews: Are the Dalits of coastal Andhra going caste-awry? PDF
Yulia Egorova, Shahid Perwez
NREGA and labour migration in India: Is village life what the 'rural' poor want? PDF
Thomas Solinski
Filming a metaphor: Cinematic liberties, Navarasa influences and digressions in adaptation in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's ‘Devdas’ PDF
Piyush Roy

Art & Culture

Development @ what cost? A film review of 'Shanghai' (June, 2012) PDF
Piyush Roy


Forced migration, land grabbing and ethnic conflict: Demographic and socio-economic transformation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. An interview with Dr Shapan Adnan VIDEO
Saad Quasem
Public health and human rights in Chhattisgarh: An interview with Dr. Binayak Sen VIDEO
Jeevan Sharma