January 15, 2016

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SAI News
Spring courses at Harvard
Harvard will offer a wide variety of courses related to South Asia, covering topics like Himalayan art, Muslim devotional literature, capitalism and cosmology in modern India, and extreme urbanism.
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India's craft sector: "A sunrise industry with immense potential"
This week's capacity building workshop, hosted by SAI and Tata Trusts in Gujarat, brought together over 60 leaders from 50 businesses and non-profits across India who are working towards improving artisan livelihoods.
Innovations in nutrition education and global health
The Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative (BBNC), led by several HSPH faculty members, has just concluded its seventh annual course in India. The course provides professionals with skills and interdisciplinary knowledge to influence policy making at the national and global level.
Upcoming SAI Events
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Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity
Monday, Jan. 18, 6:00 - 8:30PM, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai
Special Event
Welcome by Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Director, CSMVS Museum
Introductory remarks by Vikram Gandhi, Harvard South Asia Institute Advisory Council Member; Founder, Asha Impact
Diana Eck, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Harvard Divinity School
Devesh Chaturvedi, Divisional Commissioner, Allahabad, 2013 Kumbh Mela
Satchit Balsari, Weill Cornell Global Emergency Medicine Division; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Alok Sharma, Inspector General of Police, Allahabad, 2013 Kumbh Mela
Facilitated by Rahul Mehrotra, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Cosponsored with the Asia Society India Centre and the Harvard Club of Mumbai
Video: In case you missed it...
Reflections: A Conversation with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant
In this Muslim Societies in South Asia Seminar from October, the Merchant brothers reflected on their musical careers inspired by Islam's rich tradition of spirituality and artistic expression.
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