November 2, 2018
The Mittal Institute Newsletter
The Mittal Institute engages in interdisciplinary research to advance and deepen the understanding of critical issues of South Asia and its relationship to the world. Our weekly newsletter highlights the work of the institute and its affiliates.
Musician and author Ali Sethi, AB '06, will discuss and demonstrate the many ways in which Sufi poets and musicians have encoded a subversive ambiguity into South Asia’s religious-cultural ethos.
Chair: Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University

Weds, Nov 14, 5.30pm - CGIS South
Kabi Raj Lama (pictured), a Nepal-based artist and printmaker - and former Visiting Artist Fellow at the Mittal Institute - will talk about his direct experiences of major natural disasters and his realizations about mental health.

Nov 3, 2018 - Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
Our India Country Director Dr Sanjay Kumar, who grew up in Bihar, writes in the Times of India: "Education is the only proven tool that brings change within a generation and opportunities to people and to the state. But if the current situation persists, it will be hard to stave off demographic disaster."
The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School names Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, the 2014 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, as this year’s recipient of the Gleitsman Award. “Malala speaks powerfully to the strength and perseverance of women and girls who are oppressed,” says HKS Professor David Gergen.
Are you interested in travelling to India during Wintersession on a cultural immersion trip and working with local high school students? If so, apply to The Mittal Institute’s Inaugural Program for Scientifically Inspired Leadership.

Info sessions at Sherman Fairchild 095B:

Monday, Nov 5, 7.30pm
Thursday, Nov 8, 7.30pm