- Language: English
- 550 Pages
- Published: May 2012
- Region: Global
- Published: December 2013
- Region: Asia, Pakistan
The monthly SouthAsia Magazine is a political and economic magazine that publishes news and analysis about South Asia and its international Diasporas
SouthAsia Magazine, formerly called Third World International, was established by veteran journalist and media personality, Syed Jawaid Iqbal in 1977, during the height of the Cold War. Where the conflict was primarily between the United States and the former Soviet Union, the battles were most often fought in the Third World nation-states such as Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Angola, Afghanistan, Panama, and Cuba to name a few. Third World International covered ground-breaking news such as the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the rise of the mujahideen, the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, and more recent events of the War on Terror. Third World International concentrated and brought to life the evolution and development of the entire world during, and after, the Cold War; and although its name changed to SouthAsia in 1997, its focus on political and economic development has never wavered.
Today, Southern Asia is home to about one fifth of the world’s population and stands poised for a giant leap in this century. It is a vast frontier just waiting to be won by those with enterprise and Initiative. SouthAsia Magazine provides one of the best analytical previews and reviews of the events and trends to the decision-makers in the region. The magazine is reputed to be extremely objective and is constantly endeavouring to reduce tensions as well as encourage mutual rapport amongst the people of the region.
SouthAsia Magazine distinguishes itself by having correspondents and writers located in the key cities of the region, who provide a non-governmental input to decision-makers and opinion-builders in Southern Asian countries to express their views from a regional perspective.
As part of a concerted effort to come full circle and explore how the Indian Sub-Continent – and most importantly its trans-atlantic diaspora – has evolved since the Cold War, SouthAsia Online will focus not only to give an internet voice to its monthly contributions, but most importantly to go beyond journalistic endeavours and provide a deep and critical understanding of the post Cold War world.
One way to embark on this endeavour is to combine investigative reporting with an in-depth theoretical foundation as provided by academic, philosophical, and aesthetic studies. It is for this reason that SouthAsia Online aims to address issues from South Asia and its trans-atlantic diaspora in the light of a strong critical theory. Having been at the forefront of major political and economic events in South Asia in the last three decades, we strongly feel that a well balanced, multi-disciplinary, and academic project is required if one is to understand how the events of the Cold War played out in the Third World, and how they continue to dictate how we think about the world today. SHOW LESS READ MORE >