SEPT 29, 2017
India's Finance Minister to speak at Harvard
Weds, Oct 11: Loeb House, Harvard Yard

Arun Jaitley is India's  Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs. He will deliver SAI's 2017/18 Mahindra Lecture, in honor of the late Harish C. Mahindra, a distinguished alumnus of Harvard College and a visionary leader of business and industry in India. Ticketing information to follow.
Sat, Sept 30, 9pm-1am: Adams Dining Hall, Harvard

Join Harvard Dharma this Saturday for its celebration of Navratri - learn the Indian folk dances of raas and garba (and enjoy some Bollywood as well). Tickets are $5 from the Harvard Box Office or a Dharma friend, and $8 at the door.
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Conference: Tufts University, Oct 6-7

Our colleagues at The Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies at Tufts University host a conference and audio-visual experience on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of South Asia's independence.
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Aug 21 - Oct 6, Gund Hall, Harvard

Professor Rahul Mehrotra of the Harvard Graduate School of Design curates an exhibition about  the compulsive drive of his practice in Mumbai to construct soft thresholds -  through research, engagement with the city, and making of architecture.
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Exhibition: Aug 26-Jan 7

Drawn from the Harvard Art Museums' renowned South Asian art collection, this installation complements an  undergraduate course  exploring images of women in South Asian art.
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Open House event: Oct 3, 4-5pm

Winter Session deadline: October 15, 2017
Summer Session deadline: February 15, 2018

Learn about the various types of grants, the application process, and the  Seed For Change 2018 Competition while enjoying some delicious South Asian food.
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SAI seeks work-study interns
Email resume to

We are looking for two Harvard students: one to assist SAI with communications and outreach for its events, and another student to assist with SAI programs such as student grants, seminars, conferences, etc.


We are collecting stories, reflections, memories and experiences of Partition, to feed into our major research project about this landmark historical event. 
Share your story here

The complete set of podcasts, recorded during our special seminar series in spring, is now available to stream and download. In each episode, a leading scholar explores key aspects of this landmark historical event. 
Deadline: Oct 20, 2017 

We support recent PhDs, those in the final stages of their PhDs, and advanced professional degree holders in areas related to Pakistan, particularly in science and development.
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GSAS Research Workshop

A new forum for critically synthesizing works on border making and border crossing in terrestrial and maritime Asia. Throughout the year, the program will host a range of graduate students and senior scholars whose work address this theme. Graduate Students interested in presenting papers over the 2017-18 session should contact Aniket De (
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