About us

About us

themeHimal Southasian is published by the not-for-profit The Southasia Trust, Lalitpur, Nepal. It is Southasia’s first and only regional news and analysis magazine. Stretching from Afghanistan to Burma, from Tibet to the Maldives, this region of more than 1.4 billion people shares great swathes of interlocking geography, culture and history. Yet today neighbouring countries can barely talk to one another, much less speak in a common voice. For over two decades, Himal Southasian has strived to define, nurture, and amplify that voice.

Independent, non-nationalist, pan-regionalist – Himal tells Indians and Nepalis about Pakistanis and Afghans, Sri Lankans and Burmese about Tibetans and Maldivians, and the rest of the world about this often-overlooked region. Critical analysis, commentary, opinion, essays and reviews – covering regional trends in politics and economics with the same perspective as culture and history, Himal stories do not stop at national borders, but are followed wherever they lead.

On 15 November 2016, Himal suspended its operations from Kathmandu, Nepal. Read Editor Aunohita Mojumdar on the reasons why. Keep watching this space in the meantime, as we will continue to regularly upload content from our print quarterlies and archives on the website.

‘Southasia’ as one word
Readers will note, and perhaps wonder why, Himal’s editorial stylebook favours ‘Southasia’ as one word. Well, as a magazine seeking to restore some of the historical unity of our common living space – without wishing any violence on the existing nation states – we believe that the aloof geographical term ‘South Asia’ needs to be injected with some feeling. ‘Southasia’ does the trick for us, albeit the word is limited to English-language discourse.

Aunohita Mojumdar

Senior Assistant Editor
Shubhanga Pandey

Founding Editor
Kanak Mani Dixit

Consulting Editors
Laxmi Murthy (Bengaluru)
Puja Sen (Delhi)

Poetry Editor
Sudeep Sen

Contributing Editors
Ahilan Kadirgamar (Colombo)
Vijay Prashad (Delhi)

Editorial Advisors
Afsan Chowdhury (Dhaka), Beena Sarwar (Karachi), Deepak Thapa (Kathmandu), Jehan Perera (Colombo), Manisha Aryal (Kathmandu), Mitu Varma (Delhi), Rajashri Dasgupta (Calcutta)

Admin and Finance Officer
Siddhartha Ojha

Office Assistance
Laxmi Pandey

Office Address
Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur, Nepal

Mailing Address
GPO Box: 24393, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977 1 5547279, +977 1 5552141

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Facebook: himal.southasian

Twitter: himalistan

ISSN 10129804

Library of Congress Control number 88 912882

Himal Southasian is currently supported by funding from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Nepal, Open Society Foundations and Mountains to Mountains.