November 3, 2017

Mon, Nov 6, 5 - 6:30pm: CGIS South, S153

Lawyer  Aman Hingorani  explores the complex, entangled issues of Kashmir in his new book. He asks questions such as: 
Do the rules that created Pakistan make Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) a part of India?  Is not the routing of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor through the territory of J&K illegal?  How did J&K become a 'disputed territory' in the first place?

Wed, Nov 8, 3 - 4:30pm:  CGIS South, S030

Dean Shulman of Hebrew University will be discussing Kudiyattam, the last living performance tradition of Sanskrit theater in the world. Kudiyattam is recognized by Unesco as a "masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity."
Wed, Nov 8, 5:15 - 6:30pm: Agassiz Theater

Join the troupe Nepathya for a special workshop on Kudiyattam. This visually powerfully tradition is recognized by Unesco as preserving "masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity." 
Thu, Nov 9, 7:00pm: Agassiz Theater

A free performance of Kudiyattam, by the troupe Nepathya, from central Kerala in South India. 
Fri, Nov 10, 5- 7pm: CGIS South, S020 Belfer

Readings from one extraordinary section of the Tamil text, Kampaṉ's twelfth-century Iramavataram, the Cittirakuṭap patalam, when the heroes enter into their new home in the wilderness. What is the poet telling us about this tensile moment, and, above all,  what has he left unsaid?

Mon, Nov 6, 7 pm: First Parish Church

Khizr Khan, Gold Star father and speaker at the Democratic National Convention in 2016.  SAA will offer first-row priority tickets in a lottery for members of the community. Visit this link to participate.
Tues, Nov 7,  5-7pm: Sever 210 

A conversation about South Asian activism with film director Sushma Rahman.
Weds, Nov 8,  8:30-9:30pm: Straus Common Room

SAA Chai and Chat study break.
Thurs, Nov 9,  7-9pm: Sever 202

A partial screening of the film Veer Zaara, followed by a discussion about Partition. 
Thurs, Nov 9, 4:15-5:30pm: 
Ash Center Foyer

A seminar featuring Ashutosh Varshney, Director of the Center for Contemporary South Asia, and Sol Goldman, Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, both from Brown University. Scott Mainwaring, the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor for Brazil Studies at HKS, will moderate. 

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Wed, Nov 8, 4-5:00pm: OCS, 54 Dunster St

Hear from students about their internship experiences in Asia, and pick up tips on how to find one in the first place and where to get funding.
Letter of Intent due: Dec 8, 2017

Do you have an idea for a project that will have a positive impact on India or Pakistan? LMSAI awards grants to interdisciplinary, early-stage ventures. To participate, each teams must contain at least one current Harvard student. 
Application deadline: Dec 31, 2017, midnight EST

The Takemi Program in International Health is  recruiting a small group of mid-career  researchers and  professionals to spend  an academic year at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  


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.


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

Director of LM SAI, Tarun Khanna, led a seminar on crowdsourcing memories of the 1947 partition of British India, along with discussants  Aarti Sethi ( Anthropology) and
(Rehan Jamil) Political Science.

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