This Week's Top Stories
January 3, 2020
On January 14, Neha Hiranandani will join us for a discussion on her latest book, Girl Power: Indian Women Who Broke the Rules , with Professor Jacqueline Bhabha. Ahead of her talk, we caught up with Hiranandani to learn about the "rebel women" that her book highlights.
Our Arts Program Report features the Mittal Institute's Visiting Artist Fellows from 2016–2020, as well as new developments in the Program on Conservation of Culture. Check out the digital report to learn more.
Recently, Professor  Tarun Khanna  traveled to Bengaluru to give a talk on the use of basic analytics to better "see" some overlooked regularities in human behavior, drawing on examples from recent Indian history, including the 1947 Partition of British India.
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, January 7, 6:00 PM
Naveen Bharathi , the Mittal Institute's Raghunathan Family Fellow, will discuss how residential caste-segregation is independent of city size using the first-ever large-scale evidence of neighborhood resolution data from 147 of the largest cities in contemporary India.
Tuesday, January 14, 3:00 PM
Neha Hiranandani and Jacqueline Bhabha will discuss Hiranandani's new book, Girl Power: Indian Women Who Broke the Rules , and the challenges young women still face when it comes to access to education and health, all while navigating societal expectations.
Latest Announcements
Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020
We're now accepting applications for our summer grants to research, intern, or perform a language study in South Asia! Harvard undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Reach out to Selmon Rafey,, with any questions.
Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020
We invite eligible post-docs from South Asia to apply for our Raghunathan Family Fellowship and advanced degree holders from Pakistan to apply for our Syed Babar Ali Fellowship. Please reach out to Selmon Rafey, , with any questions .