Photo taken by Byron Gray (India 2020) depicting an eastern cattle egret perched on a log in front of coloful fishing boats on water.

Photo Credit: Byron Gray (Cattle egret in fishing village of Gorai - Mumbai, India 2020)

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The Channel, a podcast from the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) at Leiden University has featured the SASSpod epsiode with Thenmozhi Soundararajan, The Trauma of Caste. View the episode here The Channel is the flagship podcast…
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Lalita du Perron talks to Nasiruddin Nezaami about August 2021 and being sponsored by Institute for International Education Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF), his work with the American University of Afghanistan and Stanford Law School, and his research…
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Lalita du Perron talks to Gregory Maxwell Bruce (https://sseas.berkeley.edu/people/gregory-maxwell-bruce/), who teaches Urdu at Berkeley and Stanford, about his multiple book projects, love of language, and the Journal of Urdu Studies, published…

In her latest column installment, Leyla Yilmaz reviews Fatimah Asghar’s “When We Were Sisters” and praises the lyrical beauty of her prose through a depiction...

I love poetry. It has always been my favorite form of literature to consume because of its lyrical beauty and subsequent ability to deliver emotions, that too in just a few stanzas. Poems tell grand stories that tend to stick in the reader’s memory…
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Lalita du Perron talks to Halima Kazem (Twitter @halimakazem) about the Afghanistan Oral History Project at Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University and her work training journalists in Afghanistan. Transcript available on…