November 11, 2016

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SAI News
Harvard's South Asian art
This week, Rachel Parikh, the Calderwood Curatorial Fellow of South Asian Art at Harvard Art Museums, took over SAI's Instagram account to share highlights of the museum's impressive South Asia collection.
Can you impact India and Pakistan?
SAI's Seed for Change Competition, now in its second year, awards grants of up to $40,000 to student projects that positively impact societal, economic, and environmental issues in India and Pakistan. The deadline to apply will be February 15, 2017.
Student voices
Beef bans in India
Shaiba Rather, Harvard College '17, spent her summer conducting research for her senior thesis on the bans of the production and consumption of beef in India. "This topic contributes to a larger question of how identity politics are mobilized in multicultural democracies," she writes.
Upcoming SAI Events
For a full calendar, please visit our website.
Pipe Politics: Mumbai's Contested Waters 
Monday, Nov. 14, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Urbanization Seminar
Lisa BjorkmanAssistant Professor of Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville
Chair:  Sai BalakrishnanAssistant Professor in Urban Planning, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Hierarchical democracy and political responsibility in Northern India
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, CGIS Knafel, K262, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA
South Asia Without Borders Seminar
Anastasia Piliavsky, Fellow and Director of Studies in Social Anthropology at Girton College, Cambridge; Director of Studies in Social Anthropology at Newnham College, Cambridge; Newton-Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, CRASSH, Cambridge
Chair: Ajantha Subramanian, Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies, Harvard University
*Please note the new date, time, and location.
Weekly Tea Break
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm, 4th Floor, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Harvard faculty, students, fellows, staff, and affiliates are invited to a weekly tea break at SAI's office. Come enjoy chai and snacks and get to know SAI's community.

Friday, Nov. 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, CGIS South, S153, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics
Simon ChauchardAssistant Professor of Government Department, Dartmouth College
Chair:  Ashutosh VarshneySol Goldman Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Director of the Brown-India Initiative
Cosponsored with the Center for Contemporary South Asia at the Wat­son Insti­tute at Brown Uni­ver­sity, the Weath­er­head Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Affairs, and the MIT Center for Interna­tional Studies
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