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Video: Former Pakistan Ambassador Hopes for 'Calmer Dialogue' About Kashmir

“Pakistan has not been able to get the Indian part of Kashmir in four wars. A fifth war is not going to change that,” said former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States Husain Haqqani in a discussion on the legacy of India's partition. more
Pakistani Rangers, in black, and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel perform the daily retreat ceremony on the India-Pakistan Border at Wagah on September 17, 2014. (Narinder Nanu/Getty Images)

Interview: Nisid Hajari on the Partition of India and the Lasting India-Pakistan Rivalry

Nisid Hajari, author of the new book 'Midnight’s Furies,' discusses how India’s Partition in 1947 continues to affect India-Pakistan relations today. He appears at Asia Society New York on June 16. more

Ayesha Jalal: What Made Manto Possible?

Historian Ayesha Jalal assesses the life and legacy of writer Saadat Hasan Manto in conversation 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
L: First American edition of "Basti" by Intizar Husain; R: Husain at the Karachi Literature Festival on February 5, 2011. (Karachi Literature Festival/Flickr)

Interview: Translator Gives Urdu Literary Classic 'Basti' a Passport Into English

Intizar Husain's 1979 novel finally reaches American readers. more

Kashmir: The Case for Freedom (Complete)

Arundhati Roy, Pankaj Mishra and Mohamad Junaid argue for Kashmiri independence. more
Highlights from Ashis Nandy's talk in Mumbai on Sept. 8, 2011. (11 min., 26 sec.)
Ashis Nandy on 'Asian Cosmopolitanism'
A leading post-colonial scholar outlines a potential future for Asia in which diverse cultures can co-exist. more