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South Asia

Pi was first published in the Sulba Sutra in 600 BCE.
Decimal System, Zero, and Pi
For math teachers to teach the history and importance of the decimal system, zero, and pi. more
Br'er Rabbit and Tar Baby: similarities to Indian folklore? Drawing by Joel Chandler Harris, 1904.
Animal Tales Travel Around the World
This lesson introduces a well-known folk tale, with renditions from India, the United States, and West Africa. After analyzing the versions, students write their own didactic story based on the formula, but focused on a contemporary setting more
US Ambassador to Bangladesh James Moriarty speaking at the Metropolitan Club in Washington, Oct. 15, 2009. (Yuchin Kate Peng/Asia Society)
Bangladesh On Steady Development Path, Says US Ambassador
Bangladesh is growing fast, but the US ambassador has a warning: some of the old Bangladeshi ills are still there. more
Ambassador Howard Schaffer (left) with Jack Garrity and Ambassador Teresita Schaffer at the Woman's National Democratic Club on Oct. 14, 2009. (Terrence Smith / Asia Society)
Solution for Kashmir Conflict Unlikely, Ambassadors Say
Two former US ambassadors to South Asia discuss Washington's relationship to the subcontinent. more
Gauri and Prithvi: Nuclear South Asia
Help students understand tensions in South Asia that has led to a nuclear stand-off. Its complex issues and deep roots of conflict offer great material for students to weigh perspectives, role-play, and apply understanding to other foreign more
Tabla. Illustration: Jayesh/iStockPhoto.com.
World Rhythms: Tabla
Learn about a double drum that's found in cultures throughout the world. Through this flexible lesson, learn about the mechanics, methods, and musical qualities of a tabla by creating a "tube-la" in class. more
Art from Dunhuang showing a blend of artistic and cultural styles. Image: gongfu_king/flickr.com.
Comparative Religious Teachings
Students analyze translated texts from Christian, Buddhist, Islamic, Hindu and other religious books. more
Human failings such as prejudices, fear, and ignorance can aggravate a pandemic. (Nicholas C. Liu/Flickr)
Pandemics: Globalization Bites
Can the wealthy and the healthy afford to ignore the wellbeing of the poor and the sick? more

The Fires Within: Sri Lanka at War

Photojournalist Ron Haviv documents the humanitarian costs of civil war. more

Mumbai in Pictures

PictureAsia Slideshow: A glimpse of daily life in the City of Dreams. more