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Gilbert Murray describes the religious importance of poetry in his life and how his experiences in WWI guided his efforts to prevent future war.

Wilson Compton describes the influence of his Presbyterian parents on his beliefs (including his mother's child-rearing philosophy of "The Bible, soap, and spinach"), and he explains how the Golden Rule is a concept found in all of the major world religions.

Aniket De, Muhammad Mustafa Monowar, Sara Mehnaz, Ishrat Jahan Prioti, From Medina to Malacca: The Spread of Sufism

Enseng Ho lecture entitled Burial and Travel: Islam across Indian Ocean Cultures.

Risana Malik, Rashna Munawar, Hiram Reynolds, Don Tran, Two Travelers and the Bay of Bengal

Chester Bowles, Ambassador to India and Nepal and former Governor of Connecticut, describes his belief that an adequate response to the threat of the nuclear age will require cooperation from all sectors of humanity, and that the issue of world poverty must be addressed. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.

Wallace Stegner describes his suspicions of "passionate faith" because of the religious intolerance it creates, and recounts his beliefs in virtues such as kindness and courage, and his belief that although consciences are developed differently, based on one's birthplace, nevertheless, people across the world share many values.

Pakistan's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Muhammad Zafrulla Khan speaks about his faith in Islam; the religious beliefs he holds; religious life he follows; and his relation ship with his God.

William Dalrymple lecture entitled "Return of a King: Shah Shuja and the First Anglo-Afghan War 1839-42"

Sunil Amrith lecture entitled "Islam in the Bay of Bengal: Between Tamil and Malay Worlds"

Robert Travers, Assoc. Professor, Department of History, Cornell University. Lecture entitled "The Connected World of Haji Mustapha: an informer to the British in eighteenth century Bengal"

Partha Chatterjee lecture entitled "Early Modern Absolutism in 18th Century India"

Interviewed in Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Kris Manjapra

Interviewed in Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Kris Manjapra

Interviewed in Shantiniketan, West Bengal by Kris Manjapra

there are Muslims and Jews and Christians, Hindus, all. I mean we didn't even care, we didn't even know. all of them are good friends. A.S. Abuhaq is a Muslim, Deb Kumar Das Bengali Hindu, Prodip Sen, grandson of Kesab Chandra Sen, there were so many Chinese, Sikkenese, and they all became not only friends but they became part of the Writer's Workshop Group and reformed as a group many of them wrote poems, stories they are the starters. Deb Kumar Das was a member, Prodip Sen was a member, there was Utpal Dutta, the actor, there was Tarun Rai the actor, big names, oh it was marvelous I mean I if I had to live my life again I will go again to St. Xavier's.
How did it start, the Writers Workshop Group?

Interviewed in Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Kris Manjapra

Seema Alavi lecture entitled "Mughal Decline and the emergence of new global connections in early modern India"