After realizing that he could use food to make an impact within communities, Neel Ghose founded the Robin Hood Army to serve neighborhoods across India, Pakistan, and other Asian countries. Learn more about his mission and strategies from this interview.
Category : India
The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute’s (SAI) new India office, in the heart of the beautiful Lutyens-designed part of New Delhi, has officially opened, marking a new era of Harvard’s direct engagement with the region.
SAI is pleased to announce our 2018 Visiting Artists, who will be at Harvard from mid-March to mid-May. During their time at Harvard, the artists will display their work on campus, meet with students, attend courses, and give public seminars.
Raile Rocky Ziipao is the 2017-2018 Arvind Raghunathan and Sribala Subramanian South Asia Visiting Fellow at SAI. His research interest includes frontier highways, the political economy of Indigenous/Tribal/Adivasi development, critical infrastructure studies, philosophy of Indigenous methodology (perspective from within), and an alternative path to modernity.
The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute (SAI), Harvard University, is officially opening its new India headquarters in New Delhi. Throughout 2018 and beyond, leading scholars from South Asia-related fields are delivering a series of free public lectures in Delhi, and the new SAI HQ marks a new era of Harvard faculty and students directly engaging with the region, gaining invaluable insights and experience by committing time and resources in South Asia.
SAI’s new India Seminar Series, at our Delhi headquarters, is gathering steam. We have plenty of exciting events planned for Spring 2018 and will continue for the rest of the year and beyond. You can find all the details on our events page and by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. On March 8, 2018, feminist historian Uma Chakravarti and feminist publisher Urvashi Butalia gave a seminar on Partition.
Applications for the 2018 SAI Crossroads Program open on March 15! Last year, we welcomed 50 first-generation college students from South Asia, Africa and the Middle East to Dubai for a fully-funded career development opportunity with Harvard faculty.
Mittal Institute Director Tarun Khanna to be on Committee to Choose India’s 20 ‘Institutes of Eminence’
The following article, originally published in ThePrint, covers SAI Director Tarun Khanna’s participation in The Prime Minister’s Committee to select India’s 20 world-class ‘Institutes of Eminence.’
SAI’s new India Seminar Series, at our Delhi headquarters, is gathering steam. We have plenty of exciting events planned for Spring 2018 and will continue for the rest of the year and beyond. Here, SAI’s India Country Director, Sanjay Kumar, reports on the most recent event. On Feb 22, Dr. Richard Cash, Senior Lecturer on Global Health at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, spoke about infectious diseases.
A wide range of India-focused research, innovation and social entrepreneurship projects are under way, led by leading Harvard University scholars and academic colleagues from two other world-class educational institutions: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), in an unprecedented collaboration with Tata Trusts, one of India’s largest and most important philanthropic organizations.
This vlog is part of a series of reports from Harvard students who have traveled to South Asia with support from an SAI grant. This Winter Session, Cole Scanlon traveled to India to conduct fieldwork for his thesis which will include a cross-country comparison of school leaders in India and the USA.
Congratulations to the following Harvard College students, who have been chosen by SAI as winners for the Office of International Education’s Annual International Photo Contest.