About Sydasien – South Asia Journal

Sydasien, South Asia Journal, is a Swedish-language, non-profit, independent media organisation, registered in Sweden as an online journal as well as a printed journal. It was founded in 1977 by journalists and academic scholars in Stockholm, Lund and Gothenburg, as a quarterly journal.

Today, our editorial office is located near Gothenburg, but we never loose sight of our region of interest. Still today, in the 2020’s, we have a vital relationship with journalists and researchers in the region, which contribute to our journal.

Sydasien covers society, culture, politics and history in South Asia, traditionally with a special interest in human rights. We have a constant focus on Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Sydasien.se is in Swedish language, but we have plenty of readers from a number of countries, who are using the integrated translate function (Translate in the menu), where we have listed about 20 languages.

We hope that readers, not least from the region, will explore how the 8 countries are being covered today, and how they have been portrayed in Sydasien ever since 1977.

Our online archive (Archive in the top menu) is comprehensive – most issues from can be downloaded (pdf) and there are tables of content. Furtmermore, the Archive gives an overview of articles published on Sydasien.se from 2011 until today.

In 2021, Sydasien re-emerged as a quarterly, printed journal, while in parallell maintaining the online journal. In 2023 we decided to instead of a quarterly journal publish a book, with the title Sides of South Asia – Land, city and trails in-between, alongside Sydasien.se.

We report in Swedish language, mainly to a readership in Sweden, but we have readers and subscribers all over the world, not least in the neighbouring Nordic countries and in South Asia, including librararies, embassies and universities. If you want to subscribe, please send an email to info@sydasien.se, and we will respond promptly.