OCT 20, 2017

Fri, Oct 20, 4-5:30pm: Tozzer 203

Prominent Indian student and activist Shehla Rashid Shora discusses the key events, issues and challenges for young people's movements in India.


Lakshmi Mittal and his family have announced a  $25 million gift  to establish an endowed fund for this institute. In recognition of the Mittal Foundation's generosity, the center is now the  Lakshmi Mittal 
South Asia Institute at Harvard University .
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Congratulations to Sunil Amrith, the Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies at Harvard, on the fantastic achievement of a  MacArthur Foundation Fellowship . The $625,000 award is given to 24 'geniuses' every year.
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India's Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs delivered the 2017/18 Mahindra Lecture, given in honor of the late Harish C. Mahindra, a distinguished alumnus of Harvard College and a visionary leader of business and industry in India.
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Fri, Oct 20: 12:00-1pm
Austin 102

Dawood I. Ahmed, Harvard Law School research associate, will be talking about his work on comparative Islamic constitutionalism.

Fri, Oct 20: 2:00pm
MIT Center for International Studies

Fighter pilot, s cholar and author, Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniamwill lead a discussion as part of the South Asian Politics seminar series.

Fri, Oct 20, 2pm: 
Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums

"I am enchanted. I am swept away. I am smiling from one end of the film to the other." This was film critic Roger Ebert's reaction to Nina Paley's 2008 feature Sita Sings the Blues, an animated film that follows
two parallel stories. 
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Mon, Oct 23, 4-5:15pm: CGIS S153

Artist Seema Kohli will discuss the themes of her work, including the lost feminine narrative, ancient Indian iconography and the spiritual cosmos.
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Tues, Oct 24, 4-7:00pm: CGIS South Tsai Auditorium

As a part of WorldWide Week at Harvard, Professors Tarun Khanna, Karim Lakhani and Rahul Mehrotra will discuss their research on the Partition of British India. 
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Tues, Oct 24, 4:15-5:30pm: Allison Dining Hall, Taubman Building

This panel will explore Islam and Democracy as part of Harvard WorldWide Week.
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Weds, Oct 25, 3.30-5.30pm: Longfellow Hall

What will the city of the future look like? This panel showcases a range of experts, innovators, and thought leaders in the fields of technology, infrastructure, and governance of cities.
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Tues, Oct 31, 6-7.30pm: CGIS S020, Belfer

Documentary film, "Nostalgia for the Future," explores the architecture of the home, modernity and the making of the Indian citizen. Screening followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.
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Tues, Oct 31, 3-5:00pm: CGIS Knafel Cafe

The CGIS departments and international centers will be giving away snacks and candy! Stop by to learn more about student programs and funding for international travel or research.
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Thurs, Nov 2, 3.30-4.30pm: Aldrich Hall, Room 211

Eisenhower Fellow Nayana Mawilmada (MBA 2005) will discuss how he is working to ensure that Sri Lanka's housing sector meets the fast-growing need for middle-market, sustainable, and quality urban housing.
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December 8-9, 15-16

The Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession is hosting two events in India to celebrate the book launch for  The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization. Each conference features high-profile speakers and senior leaders of law firms in attendance. 
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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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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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B4 Genomics Workshop

Last date for receipt of applications: November 15, 2017

This intensive workshop will introduce highly talented Indian students to the emerging area of genomics and the excitement of NextGeneration Sequencing technologies.

Call for Papers

The deadline for submission is December 15, 2017

SAGAR: A South Asia Research Journal  is now accepting full-length research articles and translations for its next print 
volume,  to be published in Spring 2018. 


The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute is seeking a talented and committed Assistant Director to join its Cambridge team. Responsibilities include: operations, program management, human resources, budget, strategic planning and fundraising.

Deadline: November 1, 2017

The Global Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for the endowed Kundan Kaur Kapany Chair in Global and Sikh Studies, with an appointment date of July 1, 2018. 

Information Session: Wednesday, October 25: 6:15-7:30pm
Taubman Hall, T-275

The Pakistan Trek is an opportunity for Harvard students to visit historic major cities, natural landscapes and meet local and national leaders including politicians, development practitioners, business leaders, musicians and artists, and grassroots activists.


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