This Week's Top Stories
November 15, 2019
Next week, Naveen Bharathi , the Mittal Institute's 2019-2020 Raghunathan Family Fellow, will discuss the persistence of caste segregation across India in a talk on Thursday. We sat down with him to learn more about his research and what he will study during his time at the Mittal Institute.
In December, Professor Jinah Kim will lead the Nepal Mandala Symposium , highlighting the artistic heritage of Nepal and its role in Indic Buddhist traditions. We spoke with her to learn about Nepal's place in the history of Asia, and what to expect in the Symposium.
The Mittal Institute has teamed up with Aspiring Minds to launch the India Science Fest in January, the largest festival on science and technology in India. "We need to make science accessible to society — to show that it's for everyone," says Professor Venkatesh Murthy, who will speak at the event.
Upcoming Events
TODAY, November 15, 4:00 PM
Thant Myint-U is an award-winning writer, historian, conservationist, and former advisor to the President of Myanmar. In this talk, he will discuss his recent book, The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century.
Wednesday, November 20, 4:30 PM
In this talk, Arvind Krishna Mehrotra — Indian poet, anthologist, literary critic, and translator — will discuss his new book, Selected Poems and Translations . Mehrotra is the author of six collections of poems and two volumes of essays, and has edited numerous books and translated multiple stories.
Thursday, November 21, 6:00 PM
Naveen Bharathi , the Mittal Institute's 2019-20 Raghunathan Family Fellow, will discuss residential caste-segregation in India's urban areas. He will address one of the central conundrums in Indian urbanism: the persistence of caste segregation across the country.
Latest Announcements
Deadline: TODAY, November 15, 2019
Applications for 2020 faculty grants are closing today! Harvard faculty members can apply for a grant to support exploratory research projects and advanced research projects that bring together scholars from different fields and regions whose research relates to South Asia.
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.