Himal Southasian

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Himal Southasian
Editor and Publisher Kanak Mani Dixit
Associate Editor Aunohita Mojumdar
Categories News magazine
Frequency Quarterly
Publisher Kanak Mani Dixit
First issue 1987 (1987)
Company The Southasia Trust
Country Nepal
Based in Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur
Language English
Website himalmag.com
ISSN 1012-9804

Himal Southasian (stylized as HIMĀL Southasian) is a quarterly magazine publishing commentary, reportage, criticism, opinion, review, fiction and poetry, and is based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Published and distributed by not-for-profit organization The Southasia Trust, funded by Norwegian embassy. Himal Southasian is an independent, non-nationalist and pan-regionalist magazine, offering stories for the entire region of South Asia. The editor and publisher of the magazine is Kanak Mani Dixit.

Himal defines South Asia differently than the typical political blocking of countries. In its designation, it includes the nations of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and the autonomous region of Tibet. Other distinctive choices in terminology include its favouring of 'Southasia' as one word, and its use of 'Burma' instead of Myanmar.

The magazine debuted in 1987 as the bimonthly 'Himal', with a focus on the Himalaya region. 'Himal' became the monthly 'Himal Southasian' in 1996, shifting its focus to include a broader definition of South Asia. Through this Himal Southasian intends to promote understanding and peaceful cooperation in South Asia.

Despite its regional focus, Himal Southasian has a global readership, distributed across South Asia, as well as Europe and the USA.