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Book Excerpt: 'Righteous Republic' by Ananya Vajpeyi

'Righteous Republic' (Harvard University Press, 2012) by Ananya Vajpeyi (R).
Arts

Less well-known in the West than Gandhi and Nehru, B. R. Ambedkar nevertheless made a major contribution to the founding of the modern Indian state. Book event at Asia Society New York on November 7.

Photo of the Day: Herding the Cattle in Vietnam

A man herds his cattle on Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam on August 10, 2012. (calvinistguy/Flickr)
Multimedia

A man herds his cattle on Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam on August 10, 2012. (calvinistguy/Flickr)

Video: Meena, India's Dora the Explorer, Helps UNICEF Promote 'Child Rights'

A still from an episode of Meena.
Policy

An activist cartoon character is promoting awareness of critical public health issues across South Asia.

Photo of the Day: A Pious Portrait in India

An old
Multimedia

An old "sadhu" or monk poses for a photo in Varanasi, India on July 8, 2012. (bestarms/Flickr)

Will the Next 'Education President' Please Stand Up?

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney finish their debate at the University of Denver in Denver, CO on Oct. 3, 2012. (Saul Loeb/AFP/GettyImages)
Education

What was missing from last night's Presidential debate, and has been absent from political discourse in general, this election season?

Photo of the Day: Mirrored Under the Sky in Vietnam

Salt harvesters at work in the Hon Khoi salt fields in Vietnam on August 10, 2012. (patdaneri)
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Salt harvesters at work in the Hon Khoi salt fields in Vietnam on August 10, 2012. (Patrick Carpenter)

Photos: What's Your Favorite Asian Street Food?

Papadum, fried paper-thin wafer of lentil or chickpeas, usually eaten as an accompaniment with dips, from India. (Saki Yuen)
Food & RecipesMultimedia

This past summer we asked readers to tell us what their favorite street foods were from around Asia and send us photos. This mouth-watering slideshow is what we got.

Photo of the Day: The Daredevil Sleeps in Bangladesh

A young boy takes a nap on the rails in Dhaka, Bangladesh on September 21, 2012. (BatulTheGreat/Flickr)
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A young boy takes a nap on the rails in Dhaka, Bangladesh on September 21, 2012. (BatulTheGreat/Flickr)

Op-Ed: Could Conflict in the South China Sea Lead to a 'New Cold War'?

U.S. aircraft carriers in the South China Sea on July 8, 2012. (U.S. Navy/Declan Barnes/Flickr)
Policy

A strong and united ASEAN is key to avoiding a standoff between China and the United States in the South China Sea, writes Nguyen Manh Hung.

Photo of the Day: Dance of the Apsaras in Cambodia

A classical dance troupe in Siem Reap, northwestern Cambodia performs the traditional dance of the apsaras on October 1, 2012 (h0lydevil/Flickr)
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A classical dance troupe in Siem Reap, northwestern Cambodia performs the traditional dance of the apsaras on October 1, 2012. (h0lydevil/Flickr)