"I just wanted to tell the story I wanted to tell — as uncompromisingly as I could," says the author of a savage new novel about India's underclass. Appearing at Asia Society New York this Thursday, October 4.
In Asia, as in the U.S., business benefits from a cheap, reliable labor force that can be coerced into working long hours without protest. But can the private sector be enlisted to help curb these abuses?
In a landmark appearance at Asia Society headquarters in New York on Thursday, Myanmar President Thein Sein said that his country has left behind its authoritarian government and that the road to democracy was irreversible.
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