November 10, 2017

Since late August, more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have left their homes in western Myanmar, in what the UN describes as "a textbook case of ethnic cleansing." The panel will discuss the violence and why there appears to be mass support among the Myanmar public for the military's campaign against the Rohingya.

Panelists include j ournalist  Francis Wade , activist  Kyaw Hsan Hlaing , refugee  Mohammad Mustak Arif and moderator Kate Cronin-Furman , who have all undertaken extensive research on the ground in western Myanmar. 
TODAY, 5- 7pm: CGIS South, S020 Belfer

David Dean Shulman (Hebrew University), offers readings from one section of the Tamil text, Kampaṉ's twelfth-century Iramavataram, the Cittirakuṭap patalam, when the heroes enter into their new home in the wilderness. Shulman explores both what the poet tells us as well as what is left unsaid.
Mon, Nov 13, 12 - 1:30 pm: Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave

Huang Yinghong, Associate Professor (School of International Relations, Sun Yat-sen University) will discuss the active role of the state in land acquisition in India and China.
Film Screening: Baghban
Tue, Nov 14, 4:15 - 6pm: CGIS South, S354

We are screening the landmark Hindi drama film Baghban (2003) as part of the Ageing in Asia film series. Admission is free and there will be refreshments.
Thurs, Nov 16, 5 - 7pm: William James, Rm. 305

Cornell University Professor of Buddhist Studies, Anne Blackburn, will examine processes of reading premodern Buddhist texts from around the Indian Ocean.
Fri, Nov 17, 2 - 5pm: CGIS South, S153

Tara Béteille, Senior Economist in the Education Global Practice at the World Bank will discuss teacher recruitment and transfer practices in government schools.
Sat, Nov 11, 9am - 5pm: Morse Auditorium, 
602 Commonwealth Ave, Boston

Speakers include: cricketer Ajay Jadeja; film director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra; Bank of America Senior VP Anu Chitrapu; and politician Kapil Sibal.
Thurs, Nov 16, 4 - 6pm: CSWR Common Room, 42 Francis Ave

Award-winning folk dancer, performer and guru Suhasini Muthukrishnan will present a lecture/demonstration on the art form of  Bharatnatya as part of the S outh Asian Religions Colloquium (SARC).
Friday, Nov. 17 from 3 - 5pm: CSWR Common Room, 42 Francis Ave

James Mallinson, Senior Lecturer in Sanskrit and Classical Indian Studies at the University of London, will discuss links between Buddhist and Śaiva Tantric Yogis in Western India in the 11th-15th centuries as a part of the South Asian Religions Colloquium (SARC).

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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. 
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Assistant Professor of Urban and Public Affairs (University of Louisville), Lisa Bjorkman discussed Mumbai's urban development and economic growth with the concurrent deterioration and breakdown of the city's water infrastructures. 
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