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. Book event at Asia Society New York on November 7.
A young man takes off running as the sun sets over Galle Forte in Southern Sri Lanka on January 9, 2012. (Photosightfaces/Flickr)
With music, dance, and quite a lot of laughs, Unification commemorates the 65th anniversary of partition.
Twilight at Kosgoda Beach, Sri Lanka on December 24, 2010. (Himash De Silva/Flickr)
A young monk watches a street parade amidst a full crowd in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka on May 5, 2012. (Brett Davies/Flickr)
Gymnastics, archery, swimming and volleyball are all well and good. But these Asian sports would definitely give the world something to talk about.
A child at a temple in Sri Lanka holding three sticks of incense in offering (three sticks being traditionally reserved for gods) on May 5, 2012. (Photosightfaces/Flickr)
Four young drummers march in the Navam Perahera (The Parade of February) in Sri Lanka on February 6, 2012. (Alexis Gravel/Flickr)
Asia Society Associate Fellow Vasuki Nesaih says a new film about Sri Lanka's suppressed media sheds light on a troubled, but continually creative press corps.
A masked performer brings magic and myth to life in Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 6, 2012. (L'oeil_ --- Lost/Flickr)
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