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Hoichi the Earless (Highlights)

Three master performers from Japan give a surreal contemporary spin to a traditional ghost story. more

Central Asia: Autocracy and Instability

Highlights from a panel addressing the chronic problems besetting ex-Soviet republics across Central Asia. more

Parviz Tanavoli on Sculpture and 'Nothingness'

Iran's foremost contemporary sculptor shares some of the sources of inspiration for his work. more

The Crisis in Central Asia (Complete)

Panel examines chronic problems in Central Asia, more than 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union. more

Artist Talk: Parviz Tanavoli (Complete)

Video: Iran's foremost contemporary sculptor opens up about life and work. more

Lament for a Lost Delhi

In poetry and song, English and Urdu, the last lyrics attributed to Shah Zafar, the last Mughal. more
William Dalrymple describes some of the "unclassifiable" art and society resulting from Anglo-Indian encounters in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. (8 min., 13 sec.)
The White Mughals of Delhi
William Dalrymple traces the arc of Anglo-Indian relations for a half-century before the cataclysm of 1857. more

The Last Mughal, in Words and Music (Complete)

Ghazals and folk poetry performed by Vidya Shah and musicians enhance William Dalrymple's evocations of Shah Zafar's court. more

William Dalrymple: The 'White Mughals' of Delhi

The historian and travel writer delves into the culturally hybrid art and society of Europeans who "went native" in India. more
A Pakistani man reads a newspaper with the front page displaying news of the death of Osama bin Laden at a stall in Lahore on May 3, 2011. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

Excerpt: Ahmed Rashid's 'Pakistan on the Brink'

Leading Pakstani journalist Ahmed Rashid lays out America’s options with Pakistan and Afghanistan in the post-Bin Laden years. more