Series Introduction

A New Tryst with Destiny: Towards a New South Asia

South Asia is at a new threshold of history, and we have choices to make. The question is whether we have to be driven by the past or whether we need to imagine a new future. Though divided by the territorial borders of relatively new nation-states, South Asia can be seen as a confluence of religions, languages and creeds—a very rich and cohesive cultural landscape, shaped and made fertile by multiple faiths and practices. We need to discover and affirm voices lost in history and suppressed by feudal, caste and patriarchal power structures. Such a vision requires a collective search and a collective commitment.

Imagine a New South Asia (INSA) is neither a project nor an ...

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