This Week's Top Stories
April 12, 2019
Each year, the Mittal Institute’s Mahindra Lecture explores the challenges facing South Asia. This year, Devaki Jain — Indian economist and writer — will weave her own personal story into the political story of India, discussing her engagement with public life and her current work in feminist economics.
At the Annual India Symposium last week, academics, government representatives, and industry leaders met to discuss the status of science and technology in India. Here are their five recommendations to promote scientific advancement.
In India and Pakistan, what is the advocacy for women's and girl's education really about? Leading up to her book talk on April 17, we spoke with Shenila Khoja-Moolji , author of Forging the Ideal Educated Girl , to learn more about the relationship between girls, the patriarchy, employment, and Islam in South Asia.
Upcoming Events
Friday, April 12, 2:00 PM
Sarah Khan , Postgraduate Associate at the Yale MacMillan Center, has uncovered a large gender gap in voter registration and turnout in Pakistan, making for a heavily male-skewed electorate in all levels of Pakistani elections. Join us to learn what this means for the future of Pakistan.
Saturday, April 13, 9:00 AM
The South Asian countries are tied through a common heritage and similar socioeconomic problems. However, despite their geopolitical sensitivity and human resource potential, there has been limited discussion on the possible areas of cooperation and barriers to such cooperation in South Asia.
Wednesday, April 17, 5:30 PM
Shenila Khoja-Moolji , author of  Forging the Ideal Educated Girl: The Production of Desirable Subjects in Muslim South Asia , examines advocacy for women’s and girl’s education in India and Pakistan and its concern with producing ideal Muslim women and girls.
Thursday, April 18, 6:00 PM
Amar Kanwar , a New Delhi-based filmmaker and artist, has powerfully mined the potential of a slower, drifting method of moving image to forge a politically charged and engaged mode of gently expanded cinema. This artist talk will precede a screening of his film, Such a Morning, the next day.