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September 20, 2019
"Bangladesh's surprising and inspiring transformation and success must be the best-kept secret of all emerging nations in the world," said Ira A. Jackson , Visiting Lecturer of Sociology at Harvard, who gave the closing remarks at the Mittal Institute's Bangladesh Rising Conference this week.
A team from the Mittal Institute recently traveled to the Project Prakash headquarters at the Shroff Charity Eye Hospital in New Delhi to learn firsthand how the project has been working at the grassroots level to help eliminate preventable blindness in children across India.
At the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Harvard doctoral student Sonali Dhingra has brought to life a collection of centuries-old South Asian paintings and sculptures from across the Indian subcontinent. This fall, the exhibit will be on display from September 12 to December 15.
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Tuesday, September 24, 6:00 PM
In India, subaltern groups must resort to the universalizing vocabulary of citizenship to stake claims for redistribution and recognition. But on what basis do they do this? Professor Alf Nilsen , University of Pretoria, will explore this by investigating movement patterns in the Bhil heartland of western India.
Thursday, September 26, 5:00 PM
Over wintersession, Harvard undergraduate and graduate students can fund their research, internship, or language study in South Asia with a grant from the Mittal Institute. Get your questions answered at our upcoming information session, and don't forget to apply for a grant by October 11.
Monday, September 30, 4:30 PM
Around the world, numerous nations have experienced a resurgence of strongman politics. Focusing on President Bolsonaro of Brazil and Prime Minister Modi of India, the panelists will discuss what nationalist and populist leadership means for these nations and the global political system at large.
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Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Over wintersession, Mittal Institute grants can fund the research, internship, or language study in South Asia of Harvard undergraduate and graduate students. Whether you're studying archaeology in Nepal or learning Sanskrit in India, apply for a grant to make your trip a reality!