March 31, 2017

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Call for Applications: Raghunathan Family Fellowship
The year long fellowship supports recent PhDs in the humanities and social sciences related to South Asia. Deadline to apply:  Mar. 31, 2017.  Learn more.

President of India honors Harvard Fellow
Dr  Satchit Balsari  - a frequent and highly-valued South Asia Institute collaborator - received a prestigious Dr BC Roy National Award from Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, at a ceremony in New Delhi earlier this month. He was honored for outstanding services in the field of sociomedical relief.
Upcoming Events
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Mon, April 3, 12:00pm - 01:30pm, CGIS South

Estimates suggest that anywhere from 15-30% of all drugs in the world, and upwards of 50% in a number of countries, do not meet the basic quality standards. This talk will focus on the global challenge, the unique perspective from Pakistan in particular and South Asia in general.

Weds, Apr 5, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, CGIS South, S050

Pankaj Tandon, Boston University
Sunil Amrith, Harvard University

Coins are small metallic documents of the past. In the images and legends impressed upon them, they contain clues that can give us insights into the times in which they were created and used. In this talk, examples from ancient India will be used to show how the unpuzzling of these clues can help us bring back forgotten dynasties, recreate historical events and shine a light on political and economic conditions.

Weds, Apr 5, 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South

Word, Sound, Struggle will bring together African-American, Arab, Muslim and Asian diaspora hip-hop and spoken word artists.

Co-sponsored by: SubDriftBoston, Black Lives Matter Cambridge, Harvard's Hip-Hop Archive & Research Institute and South Asia Institute

Wednesday, Apr 12, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, S050, CGIS South

South Asia Without Borders Seminar

South Asia Institute Research Affiliate Hasit Shah - journalist, Londoner and Prince fan - explores the connections between a group of second-generation British South Asians and a musician they too claimed as one of their own.
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SAI is looking for a Harvard student intern to assist 5 hours/week with the 1947 Partition oral stories project. Please email for more information. 

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