OCT 13, 2017

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.


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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Sun, Oct 15, 12.00pm: Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums will screen two landmark Indian films, Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) and Chak De! India (2007) - Free admission.
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Tues, Oct 17, 12-2pm: CGIS South

Professor Ishtiaq Ahmed, Stockholm University, on  the communal violence experienced during the transfer of power to Indian and Pakistani governments, specifically examining the situation which prevailed in the Punjab. Ahmed will present an analysis based on empirical evidence and a Theory of Ethnic Cleansing to shed light on how and why the Punjab was bloodied (March 1947), partitioned (End of March to 17 August 1947) and cleansed.
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Tues, Oct 17, 4:00pm: CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St

Dr Yael Berda, an Israeli postdoc at Harvard, will discuss how the institutionalization of British colonial emergency laws impacted the scope and authority of executive power to justify consistent violation to civil rights.
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Book Talk: The Nation as Mother
Thurs, Oct 19, 12:00pm: Thompson Room, Barker Center (110)

Professor Sugata Bose, Harvard University, will discuss Indian nationalism, free speech and the intersection of identity, economic opportunity and democracy. 
RSVP here by Monday, October 16

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

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


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

We are offering  internship grants to Harvard students who want to spend summer or winter working on South Asia-related projects.
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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.

Sikh Studies appointment, California
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. 


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. 
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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