This Week's Top Stories
November 22, 2019
In rural India, Project Prakash has been working to connect hundreds of villages to eye care and treatment for preventable blindness. Recently, two new Prakash Vision Centers were inaugurated to provide eye care services and further the research on brain plasticity, development, and learning.
The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute is pleased to announce the newest member of our Advisory Council, Kushagra Nayan Bajaj . Mr. Bajaj's contribution will help set up a new fellowship at the Mittal Institute beginning in Fall 2021. Click above to learn more about him.
Six top professors and ten students convened at a recent book workshop with Mariam Chughtai , the Mittal Institute's Babar Ali Fellow, to curate feedback on her manuscript. This event spearheaded a unique platform at Harvard to provide junior scholars with valuable ideas early on in the writing process.
Upcoming Events
Monday, November 25, 4:00 PM
In this talk, Professor Tarun Khanna will discuss the use of basic analytics to better "see" some overlooked regularities in human behavior. He will draw on examples from recent Indian history, including crowdsourced memories of the Partition of British India, and gatherings like the Maha Kumbh Mela, as well as from contemporary social phenomena.
Monday, December 2, 4:30 PM
In Until the Lions , Karthika Naïr retells the Mahabharata through the embodied voices of women and marginal characters. In this talk, she will discuss her book, which captures the richness and complexity of the Mahabharata , revealing the most intimate threads of desire, greed, and sacrifice.
Thursday–Saturday, December 5–7
The Nepal Mandala Symposium coincides with an exhibition on Nepalese Buddhist art, Dharma and Punya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal, which brings together many lesser-known objects of the Malla and Shah periods. The Symposium will bring together scholars of religion, anthropology, and art history, whose work examines various aspects of Nepal's culture and history.
Latest Announcements
Letter of Intent Deadline: Friday, December 13, 2019
We're now accepting proposals for the Mittal Institute's annual Seed for Change Competition! Grants will be awarded to selected interdisciplinary student projects that positively impact societal, economic, and environmental issues in India and Pakistan.
The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies is seeking two PhD-level research associates who will play key roles on a new Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant, “Burden of Disease and Deprivation in India Across Micro and Macro Public Policy Units.” One associate will manage the overall project; the other will manage data and analysis. Click above for more info.