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 quarterly, 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. We have a constant focus on Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

We cover society, culture, politics and history in South Asia, with a special focus on human rights. Still today, in the 2020’s, we have a vital relationship with journalists and researchers in the region.

We run the online journal Sydasien.se and publish new articles every week. The site is in Swedish language, but we have plenty of readers from a number of countries, who are using the integrated translate function (see Translate in the top menu), where we so far have listed 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 covered by Sydasien ever since 1977. Our online archive (Archive in the top menu) is comprehensive – all the issues 1977–2020 can be downloaded (pdf) and the tables of content of the issues 2021–2022 are listed. Furtmermore, the Archive give an overview of articles published on the online journal Sydasien.se from 2011 until today.

It was in 2021, that Sydasien re-emerged as a quarterly, printed journal, while in parallell maintaining the online journal. 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.

Sydasien publish an annual book in February (#1), in mid-September the magazine (#3) reaches our subscribers and resellers. Furthermore, we make two smaller issues (may and november) on special themes.

Currently Sydasien has subscribers in a handful of countries, including librararies and universities. If you want to subscribe, please send an email to info@sydasien.se, and we will respond promptly.