Topic: Islam in Southeast Asia

Indonesian author Wayan Sunarta (photo: Phalayasa)

Indonesian literature at the Frankfurt Book Fair

The island that literature forgot

India′s prime minister, Narendra Modi (photo: Getty Images/AFP/R. Schmidt)

Hindus and Muslims in India

Why census data is a priority political issue

Indonesian Muslim women sit reading in a circle (photo: picture-alliance/ZUMA Press)

Islamic popular literature: ″Sastra Islami″

″God′s gift to Indonesia″

The Indonesian writer Sigit Susanto (photo: Sigit Susanto)

An interview with Indonesian author Sigit Susanto

Beyond "dustbin literature"

Bangladesh's first lesbian comic strip heroine, Dhee (photo: Boys of Bangladesh)

Introducing Dhee

Bangladesh's first lesbian comic strip heroine

Ayu Utami in her study (photo: picture-alliance/ANN/The Jakarta Post)

Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: guest of honour Indonesia

Seven must-know authors from Indonesia

Protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh, denouncing the brutal murder of blogger Avijit Roy on 26 February 2015 (photo: DW)

Rising tension in Bangladesh

Fundamentalists take centre stage amid political discord

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena waves to supporters as he leaves the election secretariat in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 9 January 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

Interview with Basil Fernando on the election in Sri Lanka

Nurturing a spirit of reconciliation

A boy salvages belongings from a burned-down building in Htan Kone village in Myanmar's northern Sagaing region on 25 August 2013 (photo: Reuters)

Anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar and Sri Lanka


Surge of radical Buddhism in South Asia

Joko Widodo (photo: Getty Images)

Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo

Comfortable among the people

Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo meets the people. Photo: Getty Images

Indonesian presidential elections 2014

Populist versus autocrat

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. Photo: DW/Shaikh Azizur Rahman

The Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar


In the shadow of an icon

A Myanmar Buddhist monk holds a sign as he takes part in a demonstration against the Organisation of the Islamic Conference in Yangon on 15 October 2012 (photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)

Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

The spectre of ethnic violence reappears

Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei (photo: Reuters)

The introduction of Sharia in Brunei

The sultan's new laws

Protests against President Yudhoyono's economic policy in Jakarta, Indonesia (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Democracy and Human Rights in Indonesia

A Blocked Constitutional State

Mawardi Nurdin, one of the mayoral candidates, casts his vote into a ballot box in local elections in Aceh, Indonesia, 9 April 2012 (photo: EPA/Hotli Simanjuntak)

Indonesia as a Model of Muslim Democracy

Developments, Problems, and Opportunities