The playwright discusses the revival of his celebrated play in an interview with Asia Blog.
Less well-known in the West than Gandhi and Nehru, B.R. Ambedkar nevertheless made a major contribution to the founding of the modern Indian state.
"I just wanted to tell the story I wanted to tell — as uncompromisingly as I could," says the author of a savage new novel about India's underclass.
An Indonesian puppet theater uses an unconventional medium to portray a period of political turmoil.
Lin Tianmiao offers insights into her influences and work, and shares her perspective on the "Chinese-ness" of contemporary Chinese art.
Asia Society's Rachel Cooper shares some insights into Nan Jombang, performing at Asia Society New York on October 6.
The versatile Indian critic and journalist's latest book is an engaging account of Asian intellectuals whose anti-colonial ideas helped shape the modern world.
Zalan Khan and his collaborators at Qissa-Khwani.com build on ancient traditions of storytelling to share local perspectives and reclaim their story from mainstream media.
Asia Society's Film Curator offers an appreciation of the seemingly nonsensical humor of Hong Kong movie icon Stephen Chow for the Asian American Writers' Workshop.
Fascinating things happen, the Pussy Riot trial reminds us, when music is used to give the finger to a stagnant government — especially an authoritarian one.
Globetrotting photographer Ellen Kaplowitz tells Asia Blog, "I’ve learned a lot from the people I’ve photographed," and has the pictures to prove it.