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This symposium will focus on the remarkable contributions of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to our understanding of South Asia. South Asia Without Borders explores large-scale economic history, caste and race, gender and human rights, social entrepreneurship and the arts, constitutionalism, and classical literature, and concludes with a series of presentations on Harvard’s study of the Kumbh Mela.

Akhilesh Yadav, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Azam Khan, Hon’ble Urban Development Minister of Uttar Pradesh will join Harvard Faculty who were involved in field research in Allahabad, India. The intention of the discourse is to share insights and outcomes that may inform future designs for disaster response, public health, and sustainability, among other issues.

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