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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

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
Ashis Nandy in New Delhi, summer 2011.

Podcast: Ashis Nandy and Pakistan's 'Latent Potential'

After 1500 interviews with survivors of Partition, another perspective on the tragedy. more
Nadeem ul Haque giving a talk at TedxLahore in July 2010.

Podcast: Nadeem ul Haque: 'The Country That Can Kill the World'

Nadeem ul Haque: What America should be sending Pakistan is C-SPAN, NPR, and USIA libraries… and instead it sends Raymond Davis and Blackwater. more
Chris Lydon (R) with Salman Rashid (L) in his walled garden on the south side of Lahore, summer 2011.

Podcast: Salman Rashid: A Pakistani Travelogue, with Tears

The distinguished travel writer Salman Rashid encounters painful memories in Punjab. more
Historian Ayesha Jalal with Iqbal Hussain's painting of two ladies of the night in Lahore (cover art on a Penguin Classics edition of Manto's stories).

Podcast: Ayesha Jalal, Part II - What Would Manto Say?

Ayesha Jalal revisits the work of Manto (1912-1955), one of Pakistan's greatest writers, and finds it almost disturbingly relevant today. more