About SAMAR Magazine


SAMAR (South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection) amplifies the voices of the South Asian progressive left through political analysis, artistic reflection and social critique. We advance the vision of organizers, activists, and movement builders working in South Asian communities and beyond. Our online magazine is an alternative platform for dialogue about neoliberalism, transnational solidarity, and the diasporic political imaginary.

SAMAR was launched in 1992 as a print magazine to give voice to radical perspectives on issues affecting the South Asian community such as communal violence and the plight of working class South Asians. In its second decade, the magazine shifted to the web, a transition that occurred in the context of September 11th and the Global War on Terror. As we enter into our third decade, we find it is even more critical to connect struggles across local and global lines. We invite you to join us on this path.

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 Surabhi Kukke, Ahalya Satkunaratnam, Anantha Sudhakar and Virali Modi-Parekh.