The Highlander Journal is an academic, open-access, and peer reviewed online journal, broadly concerned with the study of Asia’s highland communities historically situated at the margins of the state, and is inspired by debates on the spatio-cultural aspects of ‘Zomia’. This concept was used originally to imagine an alternate cartography of upland Asia, which in-turn spurred debates on state, culture, and social formation in the so-called peripheries. The Journal is a unique and accessible forum for multidisciplinary and comparative discussions, taking these concepts within and beyond Asia and thereby engaging with global conversations on interconnection and fragmentation.
This is the second volume of the Highlander Journal, and follows a long pause in which the website underwent a radical redesign and migration from Edinburgh University to the Highland Institute. The volume will also be the first to implement the rolling publication model in wh ... See the full issue
'This is lo' - photographs from Tamlu, Nagaland, 1902
Sanctum Sensorium: the travelling deities of the Kullu Valley, India
Niam/Faith/Hynñiewtrep: 7 Thoughts about 100 Unaddressed Picture Postcards from Khasi-Jaintia Hills, Northeast India
Murmuret: drawing a valley on the Afghan-Pakistan frontier
Blurred boundaries: exploring textile heritage of the Khasi Bhoi, Karbi and Khat-ar Lyngdoh of the Ri Bhoi district in Meghalaya, Northeast India