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Interview: Translator Gives Urdu Literary Classic 'Basti' a Passport Into English

L: First American edition of
Arts

As Intizar Husain's 1979 novel gets its first American publication, Asia Society talks with scholar and translator Frances Pritchett about the difficulties involved in rendering it into English.

13 Predictions for Asia in 2013

North Korean performers sit beneath a screen showing images of leader Kim Jong-Un at a theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 16, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski offers his predictions on Asia for the year to come — but he'd "be surprised if any of them came true."

Some Asia Society Friends Make Shortlist for South Asia's Biggest Literary Prize

Novelists Amitav Ghosh (L) and Tahmima Anam (R), shown here in their Fall 2011 appearances at Asia Society New York, are two of the writers short-listed for this year's DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.
Arts

Bangladeshi, Indian, and Pakistani novelists recently hosted by Asia Society are finalists for this year's DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.

Interview: Filmmaker Explores Effects of Climate Change on Seaside Brothel Village

Giovanni Giommi's
Arts

Director Giovanni Giommi explores a seaside brothel community in Bangladesh as its women navigate their lives in the face of climate change. Screening in New York this Sunday, December 2.

Photo of the Day: Peeking Out Shyly in Bangladesh

A little girl looks at the camera from behind a brick wall in Teknaf, Bangladesh on November 13, 2012. (No_Direction_Home/Flickr)
Multimedia

A little girl looks at the camera from behind a brick wall in Teknaf, Bangladesh on November 13, 2012. (No_Direction_Home/Flickr)

Hurricane Sandy: Could Extreme Weather Spur Reform in US as it Did in Myanmar?

Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, October 30, 2012. (DVIDSHUB/Flickr)
Policy

In 2008 Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar, causing massive devastation but spurring reform. Can Sandy push America to tackle climate change?

Video: There's a School on a Solar Panel-Powered Boat in Bangladesh? Yep!

A scene from the documentary
Multimedia

Filmmaker Glenn Baker hopes to re-frame American views of the South Asian region through Easy Like Water, a documentary about a Bangladeshi architect's quest to bring education to flooded areas of his homeland.

How It Played Abroad: Asia Society's Asia 21 Leaders React to the 'Foreign Policy' Debate

Governor Mitt Romney (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama (R) squaring off in the third 2012 U.S. Presidential debate, as seen at a debate viewing party in Covina, Virginia on Oct. 22, 2012. (Neon Tommy/Flickr)
Policy

After the U.S. presidential candidates sounded off on foreign policy, Asia Society receives reactions from its network of Asia 21 Young Leaders in China, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

Video: Meena, India's Dora the Explorer, Helps UNICEF Promote 'Child Rights'

A still from an episode of Meena.
Policy

An activist cartoon character is promoting awareness of critical public health issues across South Asia.

Photo of the Day: The Daredevil Sleeps in Bangladesh

A young boy takes a nap on the rails in Dhaka, Bangladesh on September 21, 2012. (BatulTheGreat/Flickr)
Multimedia

A young boy takes a nap on the rails in Dhaka, Bangladesh on September 21, 2012. (BatulTheGreat/Flickr)