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JSTOR Daily publishes stories that are thought-provoking, reader-friendly, unique, and—most importantly—backed by academic integrity and peer review.

We make scholarly research relevant and accessible to a wider audience by connecting it to news and offering Open Access to research available on JSTOR.

South Asia stories on JSTOR Daily

Here are some of JSTOR Daily’s  thought-provoking stories realted to South Asia--upheld by scholarship and research you can access freely on JSTOR:

Indian Classical Dance and the Power of “Oneness”

Kathak is a classical form of Indian dance. Its practitioners use movement and gesture to tell stories, transcending gender and selfhood.
 

Afghanistan’s Ancient and Beautiful Minaret of Jam

The Minaret of Jam, located in Afghanistan’s Ghur province, provided a vantage point for the call to prayer. It remained hidden and forgotten until 1886.
 

How Did Kashmir’s 72-Year-Old Conflict Begin?

The proposal to partition British India along religious lines was put forward as early as 1940. The resulting constitutional provision endured until 2019.
 

The Bright Future of Bangladesh: Researching The Storm

An interview with Arif Anwar, whose debut novel covers sixty years of Bengali history in five love stories.
 

The Tree Huggers Who Saved Indian Forests

The Chipko activists of 1970s and ‘80s India saved their forests by calling attention to the deep interdependence between humans and the natural world.
 

Why India Once Led The Fashion Industry

India led the fashion world in the 16th and 17th centuries through cotton fabric, design motifs, and its customer-centric market system.

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