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Selected press release archive:
- PPAD / PPC / CNDP / Sahmat / NBA and others (coming soon)
Pakistan India Peoples Forum for Peace and Democracy
India Pakistan: Citizens against the Kargil war of 1999
Communalism- Articles Archive
Contesting Communalism Resources: Grapics/audio/video
Invoking an imagined Past:
- Doctoring Education
History writing in the service of Hate
Womens rights
Sexuality minorities
Human Rights
Gujarat 2002
Partition Histories
Labour Movement Collection
Victims of 'Nation Building'
Communications Censorship
Special Reports and Collections
- Fundamentalist Threat to Freedom of Expression
- S. Asians against the war on Iraq

Mailing lists
- South Asia Citizens Wire
Searchable archive of South Asia Citizens Wire [From Aug 2003]
South Asians Against Nukes
India Pakistan Arms Race and Militarisation Watch
Labour Notes South Asia
- Communalism Watch
Hindutva at Work

Selected content from SACW / SAAN :

No Burial For Balakot
by Pervez Hoodbhoy
Interrogating 'terrorism - Speak the truth - Stop the killing
by Dilip Simeon
India: Radiation Monitoring Around Madras Atomic Power Station
by VT Padmanabhan and NP Nakul [5 March 2005] (See also -
Associated Charts and Pictures made while surveying the Tamil Nadu coast between 10-20 February 2005)

Protest in Pakistan to rollback representation of labour and women in local Govt: Reports and Pictures
Letter to the Pakistan President [Urdu]
Cut in seats for women, workers opposed (link to report in English - Dawn) | Picture of Demo in Karachi | Reports on Protest in Hyderabad Daily Jang 15 Feb (in Urdu) | Dawn 15 Feb (in English)
Labour Notes South Asia | February 17, 2005]

Founding Declaration and resolutions - International Forum for A Secular Democratic Bangladesh [February 6, 2005]
Nepal Under Military Rule: Urgent Appeal by Human Rights organisations [February 8, 2005]
India: Joint Statement of Women's Groups Against Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA)
by womens groups [January 17, 2005]
India: Draft - The Communal Crimes Act, 2004
Part 1 / Part 2
A tribute to Mulk Raj Anand: Salute to a Mentor
by V.B.Rawat
India: Innovation in Media Censorship :
Gujarat Experiment of Mini Emergency

by Digant Oza [September 11, 2004]
India: Mushhars: Tales of untold miseries
by V.B.Rawat [September 10, 2004]
India: Manufacturing Hysteria:
On Census-Inspired 'Nationalism
Letter by S. Subramainian, and S. Jayaraj [September 9, 2004]
Are we still singing for the Empire?
by Pradip Kumar Datta [September 8, 2004]
India: Rajasthan High Court Accepts Sati Writ Petitions Press Note: Jaipur, 6th August, 2004
India: Invitation to Anti War Assembly
by Citizens Against War and Occupation [July 24-25, 2004]
India - Pakistan: Next Steps For Nuclear Talks
by Zia Mian, A.H. Nayyar, R. Rajaraman, M.V. Ramana [June 24, 2004]

The Sri Lankan Peace Process
Asoka Bandarage [June 13, 2004]
The Future of The Indian Past
by Romila Thapar [April 2, 2004]
Islam, the Mediterranean, and the rise of capitalism
Jairus Banaji [November, 2003]
India: NCERT's Continuing Assault on History
Press Statement by Sahmat [June 2003]
Formation of Pakistan Social Forum and Joint Declaration [March, 2003]
Peace in South Asia: Pipe-Dream or Real Possibility?
by Rohini Hensman [March, 2002] 
The Taste of Grass
by Zia Mian [May, 1998]

Elsewhere on the web:

60th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Special Issue, 2005 - Peace Now - Journal of India's Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace Edited by Zia Mian And Smitu Kothari

The 'People's War' in Nepal
by Pankaj Mishra [June 23, 2005]
'Media Wants a byte not a book'
Rediff Interview with Romila Thapar
[February 14, 2005]
Reforming Our Universities
by Pervez Hoodbhoy
This warrior is fighting on
by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti
[Jan 13, 2005]
Revolutionaries of another kind
by Achin Vanaik [Dec 27, 2004]

Passage to China
by Amartya Sen [NYRB, Dec 2, 2004]
Employment as a social responsibility
by Jean Drze
Human Rights, Relativism and Minorities in North-East India
by Rajesh Dev (October 23, 2004)
Can Pakistan Work? A Country In Search of Itself
by Pervez Hoodbhoy
[An essay and commentary on a book by Stephen P. Cohen, 'The Idea of Pakistan', the Brookings Institution, Washington, DC. Published in the October 2004 issue of Foreign Affairs]
India's gays awaken to bad dream Homosexuals have to fight centuries of social stigma
by Mike McPhate
Arun Kolatkar: A legend springs
by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra (October 8, 2004)
Unconvincing peace - Kashmir
by Ananya Jahanara Kabir
How not to win friends and influence people
by Zafar Sobhan

Large Dams In India -- Temples Or Burial Grounds?
by Angana Chatterji and Robert Jensen [September 21, 2004]
Book review: The legacy of an intellectual
by Tariq Rahman [August 23, 2008]
India's Sikhs: Waiting for Justice
by Barbara Crossette

Things I never knew about my father
by Hanif Kureishi [August 20, 2004]
Sri Lanka: The politics of faith and fold
by Vasuki Nesiah
[August 2004]
Bangladesh: Projects of Mass Destruction
by Anu Muhammad [July 27, 2004]
Soiled Hands: The Pakistan Army's Repression of the Punjab Farmers' Movement
Human Rrights Watch Report [July 21, 2004]   
Reinventing Pakistan
by Mohsin Hamid
Re-thinking Kashmir [Film Review]
by Beena Sarwar [June 27, 2004]
Pluralism and Qazi Hussain
Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy [June 19, 2004]
Another fling at Shariat
by I.A. Rehman
[June 8, 2004]
Calling India's freethinkers
By Meera Nanda
[May 22, 2004]
A Text without Author
Locating Constituent Assembly as Event

by Aditya Nigam
[May 22, 2004]
Minorities in South Asia
by I.A. Rehman
[May 5, 2004]
How deep shall we dig?
by Arundhati Roy
[April 25, 2004]
Bangladesh: The Ahmadiyya Community must be protected
Amnesty International [April 23, 2004]
Signature campaign demanding the removal of ban on the Ahmadiya books
When secular forces pave the fundamentalists' way
by Shahid Alam [April, 13, 2004]
Sri Lanka: Interim Report on General Elections 2004
Centre for Monitoring Election Violence
(April 7, 2004). [PDF file 735 kb]

Our demand today: Freedom from fear
by Sultana Kamal (March 8, 2004)
Pakistan: Inside the Nuclear Closet
Pervez Hoodbhoy (March 3, 2004)
Pakistan: Role of Intelligence and Political Islam
by Zia Mian [February 13, 2004]
[Audio recording]
Communal Darkness in Shining India
Asghar Ali Engineer (February 28, 2004)
The Many Faces of Nationalism
by Nandita Haksar
[January 2004]
A Feminist Analysis of the Genocide in Gujarat
A report by the International Initiative for Justice in Gujarat (December 10, 2003)
Who Murdered Daniel Pearl?
by William Dalrymple
[December 4, 2003]
Long Distance Call: Interview with Raju Rajgopal (November 7, 2003)
Teachers and War on Terrorism
by Nirmalangshu Mukherji [October , 2003]
Civilising civil society: Donors and democratic space in Nepal
by Seira Tamang [October , 2003]
[General Musharraf's Pakistan] The Colour Khaki by Tariq Ali [February 2003]
Genocide in Gujarat: The International Community Looks Away by Martha C. Nussbaum [Summer, 2003]
Turn Tragedy Into Opportunity: An Open Letter to the People of Pakistan by Judea Pearl [July 17, 2002]
Communalism and Identity among South Asians in Diaspora by Crispin Bates [Sept.2000]
The End of Imagination
by Arundhati Roy [1998]

Selections from links area:
Faiz Ahmad Faiz
Hamza Alavi - A Web Memorial
Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust
Arvind Gupta Toys & Books
Radio Free Nepal
Zubaan Books

Citizens Alert in the Wake of Tsunami Tragedy!

- CSFH Urges Responsible Giving [Steer Clear of Sectarian Groups Such as IDRF, HSS, Seva International and
] (2 Jan 2005)

- Help Reconstruct Lives & Communities
Beware of Funding Hate
: Press Release by AWAAZ South Asia (5 Jan 2005)

India Justice, the victim:
Gujarat state fails to protect women from violence

A report by Amnesty International (27 January 2005)

Speaking up for Secularism

Dhaka Intellectuals take on communal forces
[2 March, 2004, Dhaka]

Citizens protest against Hindutva
[6 December, 2003, Bangalore]

Anhad protest against Narendra Modi
[24 Nov. 2003, New Delhi]

Promise of India campaign


In Bad Faith?
British Charity and Hindu Extremism
by Awaaz - South Asia Watch
(London, February 2004)

The Foreign Exchange of Hate
(An investigation into the American funding of Hindutva)

-- Sabrang Communications and SACW

Communalism and Religious Fundamentalism in India: A Resource File
by Harsh Kapoor [A PDF file]

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