December 23, 2016

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Happy holidays!
The South Asia Institute wishes you a healthy and  happy new year.
SAI News

SAI launches Nepal Studies Program
The 3-year program will focus on a different faculty-led topic of interest each year, and engage with scholars and practitioners both on the ground in Nepal and in Cambridge. Topics will include earthquake preparedness, the spread and development of Buddhism in the India-Nepal-Tibet corridor using unread manuscripts, and Hindu and Buddhist rituals such as coronations.
Harvard students in South Asia

This winter session, SAI has awarded 15 grants to graduate students and undergraduates for internships and research projects in India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and Pakistan.
Top stories from the semester

As we begin a new year, take a look back at our most popular articles from the semester : Widener's growing South Asia collection Alum Q+A: Saving lives at birth Meet our Fellow: Shubhankita Ojha ; and  Alum Q+A: Lessons from Dadabhai Naoroji.  
Student voices
Jousting over jurisdiction

"Nothing can quite match the thrill of stumbling across a century-old document filled with often-juicy details of a disputed claim of a princely state," writes Priyasha Saksena, SJD Candidate, Harvard Law School, who spent the summer conducting research for her doctoral dissertation on the relationship between international law and empire.
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Upcoming Events of Interest

Jan. 12: Harvard Club of India Event in New Delhi

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