The Rise of South Asian Studies in U.S. Colleges
College students are increasingly tapping into their heritage not just at home but also at school. But access and resources aren’t always equal.
Colonization Might Be Responsible for Your Diabetes
South Asians are genetically predisposed to diabetes. New research suggests that British Raj-induced famines could be to blame.
Does the Diaspora Novel Need an Update?
Despite diverse South Asian stories and authors, publishers keep seeking out the same narratives.
Why South Asians Struggle with IVF
South Asians are increasingly seeking fertility treatments, only to find that the process is costlier, more time-consuming, and less successful than it is for other groups.
How Much Did British Colonization Cost India?
One historian puts the figure at $45 trillion. Others say focusing on the size of the British Raj’s bill misses the bigger picture.
How A.R. Rahman Makes Hit After Hit
The composer breaks down why chart-topping success doesn’t tell the full story of the magic behind his music.
The Unsolved Mystery of Heart Disease in South Asians
High rates of heart issues have plagued South Asians — and confounded researchers — for years. A new bill hopes to change that.
Why the South Asian Diaspora Loves the Evening Walk
The sacred after-dinner tradition persists even as many South Asians rarely participate in other forms of exercise.
‘The Gray Man’ Wastes Dhanush (Review)
Fans were hyped for the Tamil superstar’s Hollywood debut, but the film doesn’t do him justice.
Is Rishi Sunak the Next U.K. Prime Minister?
How the former chancellor, and other South Asian candidates, came to dominate the nearly all-white Conservative Party.
How the Rajapaksas Lost Sri Lanka
The family held positions in the island nation’s government for 15 years but are now ousted and on the run.
Pramila Jayapal: “You Are Absolutely Right to be Terrified”
The U.S. Congress member shares her experience with abortion and the path forward to securing abortion rights in a post-Roe United States.
The Truth About Sex-Selective Abortion and South Asian Americans
How a 2008 paper sparked a pervasive myth about Indian and Chinese Americans.
Why South Asian Americans Overwhelmingly Support Abortion
Despite not openly talking about it, many South Asians are pro-choice. We dig into why and their reactions to the overturning of Roe v. Wade.