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Joseph Lelyveld: Gandhi's Struggles

In Mumbai, the author of the 2011 Gandhi biography "Great Soul" discusses aspects of the Mahatma's life and career with Ranjit Hoskote. more
Joseph Lelyveld (L) and Ranjit Hoskote (R) at Asia Society India Centre's event in Mumbai on February 2, 2012. (Asia Society India Centre)
Gandhi and the Struggling Subcontinent
Joseph Lelyveld and Ranjit Hoskote discuss what Gandhi's struggles with India tell us about his life and the subcontinent during colonial rule. more

Drew Gilpin Faust: Higher Education and Long-Term Prosperity

In Mumbai, Harvard University's President explains how the financial crisis affected higher education worldwide. more
Highlights from Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust's talk in Mumbai on Jan. 19, 2012. (6 min., 13 sec.)
Drew Gilpin Faust: What Do We Want from Higher Education?
In Mumbai, Harvard President argues for humanism and 'the adventure of ideas.' more
Aruna Roy argues for managed, nuanced dissent as a necessary part of any democratic society, particularly one as big and pluralistic as India, in New Delhi on Jan. 13, 2012. (5 min., 16 sec.)
Aruna Roy Speaks on Managing Dissent
Aruna Roy discusses the need to change how dissent is perceived and addressed in India. more
Participants in Asia Society's three-day conference on Indo-U.S. cultural collaboration in New Delhi from June 25-27, 2011. (Asia Society India Centre)
New Models for Indo-US Cultural Collaboration
A new Asia Society Special Report offers insights and recommendations for increasing arts partnerships between India and the United States. more
Panelists, L-R: Mohammed Hanif, Aman Sethi (top), Meenal Baghel, Rabi Thapa (middle), and Ashok Vajpeyi (bottom).
Leading Authors Discuss the City as Dream and Nightmare
Citing their experiences in Kathmandu, Karachi, Mumbai, and New Delhi, panelists explore the symbolic use of cities in contemporary writing. more

Manu Joseph on Democracy and Change in India

Manu Joseph on democracy, social movements and the future of legislation in India. more

Aruna Roy: 'Every Indian... Can Say What's Wrong'

Social and political activist Aruna Roy argues for dissent as a necessary and inevitable part of Indian society. more

Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith on Rising Asian Nations

Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith speaks about the future of rising Asian nations. more