Welcome to the inaugural issue of Daak, Jamhoor’s newsletter. With Daak, we will curate and contrast stories from across South Asia, allowing our readers to draw connections, energize debate, and understand the wider dynamics at play in the region.
In this issue, we highlight our recent publications on right-wing authoritarianism in South Asia. Whether it’s the rise of Hindutva in India, the consolidation of one-party “democracy” in Bangladesh, or the systematic marginalization of Tamils and Muslims in Sri Lanka, we see a common thread across South Asia: the reassertion of authoritarian rule and with it, an active stifling of dissent. We need to examine the conditions that produce and strengthen this kind of politics, prevalent as it is across South Asia today. This selection of publications is a step in that direction.
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