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Gurcharan Das addressing the Asia Society in New York on September 30, 2010.
One Man’s Search for Dharma: Gurcharan Das and The Difficulty of Being Good
A business writer explores the Mahabarata's relevance to our contemporary world. more
Prayer Wheel. Tibet. 19th century. Silver set with jade, turquoise, rubies, and shell H. 9 1/4 x W. 2 3/8 in. (23.5 x 6 cm). Newark Museum, Gift of Dr. Wesley Halpert and Mrs. Carolyn M. Halpert, 1984, 84.406a–f. (Richard Goodbody, Newark Museum)
The Art of Pilgrimage: Journeys of Faith and Discovery
All-day, multidisciplinary symposium on April 17 features writers Pico Iyer and Pankaj Mishra and filmmaker David Grubin. more
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "What living creature preserves, or is preserved? Each is his own destroyed or preserver, as he follows good or evil." in the essay Brahma. Etching by Sam W. Rowse, 1878.
Indian Influences on Western Literature
Includes case studies on Ralph Waldo Emerson, T.S. Eliot, Herman Hesse, and The Beatles. A must-read! more
Indian boys sitting on the Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad in Aug. 2009. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)
The Radical Philosopher
Reflections on Gandhi's 140th birthday. more
Journalist M.J. Akbar is also an author and has been a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution since April 2007.
Islam and the West: Myth and Misunderstanding
Indian journalist M.J. Akbar ranges across history, culture to analyze fraught relationship more
Sarkhej Roza (Tomb & Mosque Of Ahmad Khattu Ganj Bakhsh) in India. (flickr/payalvora)
Islamic Belief Made Visual
On Islam and the use of geometric patterns. more
China's Great Sage
Students read, analyze, and paraphrase translations from The Analects as a means of understanding key elements of Confucianism. more
Statue of Buddha in India
The Religions of South Asia
Essay introduces the complex and important role of religion in South Asia, from the earliest civilizations to present. more
A Buddha statue in Sakya Monastery, Seattle, WA. (Wonderlane/flickr)
The Origins of Buddhism
The life of Buddha, the emergence of Buddhism, basic tenets, and major sects throughout Asia. more
Shakti statue
Shakti: The Power of the Feminine
On Hinduism's power of the feminine and goddess worship. more