April 1, 2016

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SAI News
Megacities Asia
On March 24, SAI hosted a panel discussion in collaboration with the "Megacities Asia" exhibition on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, starting April 3. The event brought together artists and academics to examine Asian megacities including Beijing, Delhi, Mumbai, Shanghai, and Tokyo.
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Are animals "things"?
Harvard Magazine recently profiled the work of SAI Steering Committee member  Kristen Stilt, who  directs the new animal law program at Harvard Law School and is also the Director of the Islamic Legal Studies Program.
Student voices: Pakistan's special education system
Syeda Farwa Fatima , Ed.M cadidate at the Graduate School of Education, spent her winter session in Lahore, investigating how Pakistan is working to equalize access to education for students with disabilities.
Save the date!
May 5 and 6: Who Speaks for Democracy Across South Asia? 
SAI's Annual Symposium will feature conversations on the topic of democracy across South Asia.
Upcoming SAI Events
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Between State and Faith: Aspects of Personal Laws in Colonial India
Saturday, April 2, 11:30am - 1:00pm,   CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Student Event
Tanika Sarkar, Professor of Modern History, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Chair: Hardeep Dhillon, PhD candidate in History, Harvard University
Cosponsored with the South Asia Across Disciplines Workshop and The Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies at Tufts University
Techno-networks and Urban Space in Bombay Cinema
Tuesday, April 5, 6:30 - 8:00pm, CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Urbanization Seminar
Ranjani Mazumdar, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Chair: Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Celebrating Another Harmony: South Asian Folklore in the 21st Century
Friday, April 8 - Saturday, April 9, Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA
Cosponsored with the Committee on Degrees in Folklore & Mythology, Harvard University

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