Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations


Dr. Ayesha Jalal, author of "The Pity of Partition" (L) and author Jerry Pinto in Mumbai on July 18, 2013. (Asia Society India Centre)

Two Nations, One Luminary: The Tragic Tale of Manto

Historian Ayesha Jalal assesses the celebrated writer's complicated life and legacy in a talk with Jerry Pinto. more
L: "The Pity of Partition—Manto’s Life, Times And Work Across The India-Pakistan Divide" by Ayesha Jalal (HarperCollins India, 2013). R: Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955). (Wikipedia)

Interview: Historian Investigates the 'Pity of Partition' Through Manto's Life and Writing

Ayesha Jalal turns a literary lens on the events of 1947 and their aftermath. more
The Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan, one of the locales captured in Sonya Rehman's postcard series "From Lahore With Love." (Sonya Rehman)

Interview: Amateur Photographer's Postcards Depict 'Ravaged' Beauty of Lahore

A journalist's postcard series of her hometown aims to capture Pakistan's cultural hub "ravaged, whole and raw, as she is." more
Ghani Chaudry at home in Lahore, Pakistan, spring 2013. (Saad Sarfraz Sheikh)

Interview: Meet Ghani Chaudry, the Pakistani Tailor Who Conquered Savile Row

"My main aim was to teach the English what and how to wear," says the master tailor. more
Chicken kebab sliders with mint aïoli, one of the many delicacies highlighted on Shayma Saadat's blog "The Spice Spoon." (Shayma Saadat)

Interview: 'Spice Spoon' Blogger Samples Pakistani, Afghan and Iranian Cooking

Toronto-based writer and photographer Shayma Saadat draws on her mixed heritage to cook up an award-winning "food memoir" blog. more

Longtime Favorites Celebrate CD Debut at Asia Society Texas Center

Riyaaz Qawwali’s much anticipated return to Houston drew a large audience to celebrate the release Kashti. more
An ice vendor sits on his bicycle in front of a wall covered with political posters in Lahore, Pakistan on May 10, 2013. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo of the Day: Waiting for Customers in Pakistan

An ice vendor sits on his bicycle in front of a wall covered with political posters in Lahore, Pakistan on May 10, 2013. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images) more
Maria Toorpakai, currently ranked #49 among the world's women squash players. (

Interview: Pakistani Squash Star Maria Toorpakai Wins Victories On- and Off-Court

An outspoken young athlete has faced down death threats and more to be able to play her sport. more
Anchee Min.

June Events Feature an Invigorating Array of Authors, Musicians and More

Asia Society Texas Center brings together cool, engaging offerings throughout the month. more
Josette Sheeran during an interview near carcasses of animals that died because of drought in Wajir, northeastern Kenya, on July 23, 2011. (WFP/Siegfried Modola)

Meet New Asia Society President Josette Sheeran in Photos and Videos

Follow Sheeran on a visual world tour that includes stops in Myanmar, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan — and even the Late Show with David Letterman. more