Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia

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Current Issues

The Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia supports the struggles in South Asia for democracy and equal access to the resources of  society. We frequently host speakers and organize cultural activities. We meet once a week to discuss, debate and organize. A partial list of issues of concern to us is below. Please contact us for more information on any topic.

Politics

North American Support for Hindutva

Full Audio: Lecture by Romila Thapar on ’Indian Society and the Secular’
August 20, 2015 

Link from "Communalism Watch":
http://communalism.blogspot.in/2015/08/full-audio-lecture-by-romila-thapar-on.html

Link from "South Asia Citizens Web":
http://www.sacw.net/article11529.html

 

Political Economy

"Development", Capitalism, NGOs and People’s Movements in Bangladesh: an Interview with Anu Muhammad  (April 2011)

Relations of Production and Modes of Surplus Extraction in India
by Amit Basole and Deepankar Basu, Dept. of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA (Sept 2010)

        Part I    Agriculture

        Part II     Industry

Environment

River Linking Project 2012 - some articles

Land Grab and Coal Mining - Phulbari, Bangladesh

Off Shore Drilling - Bangladesh

Regional

Tipaimukh Dam - FAQ

India's Tipaimukh Dam and Bangladesh - The Hindu, Nov 21, 2011

Resources

Publications, DVDs, Links