SEPT 15, 2017
TODAY:  SAI in London
Friday, Sept 15

SAI  and  King's India Institute  present a special event about the 1947 Partition of British India.  Join us in the city where many of the decisions of 1947 were made.
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Book talk: Friday, Sept 22, 6-7.30pm

An Asia Center Fellows Seminar, co-sponsored with SAI, with  Dr. Arjun Subramaniam (Asia Center Fellow; Faculty Member, National Defence College, New Delhi; Air Vice Marshal, Indian Air Force) and d iscussant Sugata Bose (Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University).
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Book talk: Thursday, Sept 28, 12-1pm

Speakers:  David B. Wilkins,  Harvard Law School;  Vikramaditya S. Khanna, University of Michigan School of Law School. 

Commentator:  Tarun Khanna , Harvard Business School
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Aug 21 - Oct 6, Gund Hall, Harvard

Professor Rahul Mehrotra of the Harvard Graduate School of Design curates an exhibition about  the compulsive drive of the practice to construct soft thresholds -  through research, engagement with the city, and making of architecture.
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Exhibition: 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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SAI seeks work-study interns
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We are looking for two students: one to assist SAI with communications and outreach for its events, and another student to assist with SAI programs such as student grants, seminars, conferences, etc.

"Now we have a tit-for-tat democracy"
Interview: Homi K. Bhabha

Harvard's Professor Homi K. Bhabha, a member of the SAI's Steering Committee, talks to  The Hindu about the "criminalisation of dissent" at universities in India.
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Article: The Wire

Dr. Vazira Zamindar, Brown University - and an advisor to SAI's Partition project -  attempts to place Partition in the larger twentieth century history of nationalism.
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GSAS Research Workshop

A new forum for critically synthesizing works on border making and border crossing in terrestrial and maritime Asia. Throughout the year, the program will host a range of graduate students and senior scholars whose work address this theme. Graduate Students interested in presenting papers over the 2017-18 session should contact Aniket De (
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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 extended: 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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