July 20, 2018
In July 2018, The Indian government invited feedback on its blueprint for a "National Health Stack”. An interdisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners, led by Dr. Satchit Balsari (pictured), from across Harvard and India have published a paper - “ Reimagining Health Data Exchange: An API-enabled Roadmap for India ,” - in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. 
This is a demanding role at the center of a highly productive, fast-moving environment at Harvard University. The Program Coordinator has multiple responsibilities at the heart of our work, and the potential to h ave a major impact on what we do here. Read the full description on the website and email The Mittal Institute's Assistant Director if you have any further questions.
Milan Rai is a Nepali artist whose media span painting, installation, and artistic intervention. Rai came to The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University, in Spring 2016 as part of the Visiting Artist Fellowship (VAF). As we begin to select the next cohort of Fellows, Milan tells us what he's been up to since his fellowship, and what he plans to do next.
The Mittal Institute's 2017/18 Arvind Raghunathan and Sribala Subramanian South Asia Visiting Fellow, Dr. Raile Rocky Ziipao, writes about colonial and post-colonial road-building in India as " an act of power, which has at different times been aimed at smoothening relationships, securing borders, (dis)connecting people, enabling trade, creating spaces of contestation, or diluting boundaries between varied ethnic groups", in the journal Asian Ethnicity.
A recent paper, ‘Seeing Mumbai through Its Hinterland’, published in the Economic and Political Weekly, by Dr. Sai Balakrishnan, an assistant professor of Urban Planning at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, is featured in a fascinating Open Magazine article about the political economy of India's sugar industry.
Early last year, The Mittal Institute launched a major project about the 1947 Partition of British India with a series of podcasts featuring leading scholars from Harvard and beyond. We began with a lecture by the distinguished Sunil Amrith, Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies at Harvard University and recent MacArthur 'Genius' Grant recipient, on the broad context of Partition.