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Austin Wu and Patrick Xu, Harvard College ’16, in Nepal

Austin Wu and Patrick Xu, Harvard College ’16, in Nepal

As summer sets in at Harvard, take a look back at our most-viewed articles from the semester:

1. SAI and Tata Trusts host workshop on empowering Indian craft sector in Gujarat
January 14, 2016
In January, SAI hosted workshop that brought together leaders from social businesses and non-profits from 15 states in India working towards improving artisan livelihoods and skills. It was part of SAI’s Livelihood Creation project with Tata Trusts.

2. “It’s time to raise our voices”
February 4, 2016
In response the death of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula in January, SAI hosted a discussion on the issues surrounding his death and to express solidarity with student and faculty protesters at Hyderabad University.

3. Student voices: Disaster relief lessons from Nepal
March 8, 2016
With support from a SAI grant, two Harvard College students spent their winter session conducting research on how data is used in disaster relief like the Nepal earthquake.

4. Founding members form South Asian Arts Council
December 8, 2016
Representing Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, the council members will provide support and advisement for the Arts at SAI program.

5. Spring Visiting Artists
March 3, 2016
SAI announced the two artists who would visit Harvard in the spring: Paribartana Mohanty, whose Act the Victim project is based on a simple invitation to ‘act’ as victim, consciously positioning people in the discomforts of victimhood and open associations with crisis; and Milan Rai, who uses simple white butterflies to connect people and communities to effect social change and awareness.

6. 2016 Student Summer Grants
May 12, 2016
SAI has awarded grants for research, internship, and language study in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka during the summer.

7. Q+A: The state of architecture in India
February 18, 2016
Co-curated by Rahul Mehrotra, the exhibition ‘The State of Architecture: Practices and Processes in India’ presents the state of contemporary architecture in India within a larger historical overview since Independence. It was on display in Mumbai.

8. Q+A: Visiting Artist Paribartana Mohanty
March 23, 2016
SAI spoke to Visiting Artist Paribartana Mohanty about his work and what he hopes to learn during his week at Harvard.

Q+A: Visiting Artist Paribartana Mohanty

9. Spring 2016 South Asia Courses at Harvard
January 10, 2016
Each semester, Harvard offers many courses with South Asia-related content.

10. A truly immersive experience
February 25, 2016
In January, Art History professors took students to the Buddhist Ajanta Caves and the Ellora Caves in the Maharashtra state of India, both considered some of the best examples of ancient Indian art.