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    BOOK DISCUSSION — MIDNIGHT’S BORDERS: A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF MODERN INDIA by Suchitra Vijayan (Auburn Public Library)

    Auburn Public Library 49 Spring Street, Auburn

    “Sharing borders with six countries and spanning a geography that extends from Pakistan to Myanmar, India is the world’s largest democracy and second-most populous country. It is also the site of the world’s biggest crisis of statelessness, as it strips citizenship from hundreds of thousands of its people – especially those living in disputed border regions. … In this stunning work of narrative reportage … we hear from those whose stories are never told…” (from book jacket)

    Caste: A Crash Course (Rockport Public Library)

    Rockport Public Library 1 Limerock St., Rockport

    Professor Sonja Thomas will deliver a presentation about the caste system in India on Wednesday, February 7 at 6:00 pm at the Rockport Public Library. This event is free and open to all.

    –EVENT DELAYED– Brinkmanship and Balance in the India-Pakistan Relationship (An online Zoom event)

    Portland Public Library 5 Monument Square, Portland

    --THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED-- Dr. Asif Nawaz will explore the delicate and often precarious dynamics of nuclear diplomacy and strategy between India and Pakistan. The talk will examine how both nations, armed with nuclear capabilities, engage in a complex strategic dance of brinkmanship — a risky game of pushing each other to the brink of conflict without tipping over into full-scale war.