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Interview: Nisid Hajari on the Partition of India and the Lasting India-Pakistan Rivalry

Pakistani Rangers, in black, and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel perform the daily retreat ceremony on the India-Pakistan Border at Wagah on September 17, 2014. (Narinder Nanu/Getty Images)
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Nisid Hajari, author of the new book Midnight’s Furies, discusses how India’s Partition in 1947 continues to affect India-Pakistan relations today. He appears at Asia Society New York on June 16.

Book Excerpt: 'Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition' by Nisid Hajari

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Read an excerpt from Nisid Hajari's new book 'Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition,' which explores the birth of the India-Pakistan rivalry and seeks to chart the history of the Indian subcontinent’s feuding siblings.

Photo of the Day: Guards of the Ruins in Sri Lanka

Two grey langurs sit together at an old ruin site in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka on March 22, 2015. (pasosypedales.blogspot.com/Flickr)
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Two grey langurs sit together at an old ruin site in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka on March 22, 2015. (pasosypedales.blogspot.com/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Steaming Cup of Tea in India

A roadside vendor pours tea in Jaipur, India on March 24, 2015. (James.Man/Flickr)
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A roadside vendor pours tea in Jaipur, India on March 24, 2015. (James.Man/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Wrinkled Smile in India

An elderly man twirls his mustache while winking at the camera in Jaisalmer, India on March 27, 2015. (Timo/Flickr)
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An elderly man twirls his mustache while winking at the camera in Jaisalmer, India on March 27, 2015. (Timo/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: The Highest Peak in Nepal

Snow-capped Mount Everest creates a breathtaking view in Nepal, on March 24, 2015.  (rosskevin756/Flickr)
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Snow-capped Mount Everest creates a breathtaking view in Nepal, on March 24, 2015. (rosskevin756/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Fiery Sky in Bangladesh

A streak of of orange clouds cuts through the sky in Gudar Bazar, Bangladesh on March 29, 2015. (Md. Al Amin/Flickr)
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A streak of of orange clouds cuts through the sky in Gudar Bazar, Bangladesh on March 29, 2015. (Md. Al Amin/Flickr)

Are Private Police Forces 'Contributing to Violence' in Iraq and Afghanistan?

An Afghan policeman keeps watch as clergy men attend a gathering at the Shahi Doshamshira mosque where an Afghan woman, 27, was beaten to death and her body set alight by a mob, in Kabul on March 26, 2015. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
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In a new Foreign Policy article, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas asks tough questions about privately run police forces in perennially strife-torn locations.

Photo of the Day: Sparks Fly in India

A welder is hard at work amidst the richness of colors in Chennai, India on March 10, 2015. (Ramesh SA/Flickr)
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A welder is hard at work amidst the richness of colors in Chennai, India on March 10, 2015. (Ramesh SA/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Watchful Eyes in Bangladesh

A toddler looks up at a vibrantly painted mural in Dhaka, Bangladesh on March 10, 2015. (Zamil Ul Hasan/Flickr)
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A toddler looks up at a vibrantly painted mural in Dhaka, Bangladesh on March 10, 2015. (Zamil Ul Hasan/Flickr)