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Remembering Sabeen Mahmud, and Making Sure Her Voice is Not Silenced

Asia Society's Tom Nagorski looks back at the life of Sabeen Mahmud, a member of the Asia 21 Young Leaders network who was tragically gunned down in Karachi on Friday. more
"Discontent and Its Civilizations" (Riverhead Books, 2015), the new nonfiction collection by Mohsin Hamid (R). (Author photo: Jillian Edelstein)

Book Excerpt: 'Discontent and Its Civilizations' by Mohsin Hamid

"The idea that we fall into civilizations, plural, is merely a politically convenient myth," writes Moshin Hamid in the title essay of his new collection. more
Author Mohsin Hamid at an Asia Society India Centre dinner in Mumbai on Dec. 2, 2011. (Asia Society India Centre)

Interview: Mohsin Hamid Traces 'Discontent' Across Cultures in Globe-Trotting New Collection

"There are writers in Pakistan who are far braver than I am," says the acclaimed novelist, on the eve of a new U.S. book launch. more
Nadia Parvez. (Leslie Van Stelten)

Interview: Pakistani Performer Uncovers Comedy in Taboos, Cultural Crossover

The creator of a riotous one-woman play about Pakistanis navigating through Western society acknowledges her success but adds, "My story is just one — more stories are needed." more
In Lahore's Fakir Khana Museum, Farhan Shah recounts the story of Sikh ruler Maharaja Sher Singh's assassination. (Sonya Rehman)

Profile: A Storyteller on a One-Man Mission to Preserve Lahore's Vanishing Legacy

Pakistan's most storied city is at risk of losing its stories—but Farhan Shah is determined to prevent that from happening. more
Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) activists rally for the victims of the Peshawar school massacre, in Lahore on December 21, 2014. Al-Qaeda's regional branch on December 21 said its hearts were 'bursting with pain' over the Taliban's massacre at a Pakistan school and urged the militants to target only security forces. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

After Peshawar Attack, Warnings Against Chasing 'Wrong Demons'

Two Asia 21 Young Leaders call for major changes following last week’s attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, and warn against solutions that will not “alleviate the threat of future attacks.” more
Yusra Sami Askari, in green, prepares Malala Yousafzai for an on-camera interview in Oslo. (Yusra Sami Askari)

Malala Yousafzai: The Taliban 'Are Afraid of Women'

Asia 21 Young Leader Yusra Sami Askari reflects on her interview with the education activist — it was intended to focus on the Nobel Peace Prize, but was overshadowed by the Peshawar tragedy. more

Asia Society Presents! Riyaaz Qawwali Performs Ghazal

The Riyaaz Qawwali ensemble returns for a devotional concert that explores the ancient Urdu poetry Ghazal. more
Mohsin Hamid, author of "Discontent and Its Civilizations" (Riverhead Books, 2015). (Author photo: Jillian Edelstein)

Mohsin Hamid—'Discontent and Its Civilizations' [SOLD OUT]

The author of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" returns with more than a decade's worth of nonfiction in "Discontent and Its Civilizations." more
Shown here in her Islamabad office, Nigar Nazar is Pakistan's first professional female cartoonist, known to generations of readers as the creator of the iconic character "Gogi." (Gogi Studios)

Interview: Pakistan's First Woman Cartoonist Shapes Young Minds, and Society

"Cartoons can have a huge impact," says Pakistan's first professional woman cartoonist, who was just named one of the "100 Women of 2014" by the BBC. more