About SAMAR Magazine
SAMAR (South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection) strives to bring forth critical and dissenting voices related to South Asia and the diaspora through analytical essays, editorials, journalism and the arts. SAMAR's fundamental commitment is to promote social and economic justice. SAMAR was launched in 1992 as a print magazine to give voice to progressive and radical perspectives on issues affecting the South Asian community such as communal violence and the plight of working class South Asians.
The magazine shifted to the web in its second decade and was also confronted by new challenges facing the community in South Asia and the diaspora, such as the impact of September 11th and the Global War on Terror. As we enter into our third decade, we invite you to join us in deepening and expanding the debates as we envision radical alternatives to present social arrangements.
The magazine is completely volunteer-run by a collective based in the United States with contributors that come from all over the globe. Current editorial collective members include Beena Ahmad, Sulekha Gangopadhyay, Surabhi Kukke, Ahalya Satkunaratnam, Anantha Sudhakar and Saba Waheed.