Category : Alumni
Speakers included Shri Akhilesh Yadav, Honorable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Harvard faculty, and Kumbh administrators.
Sabeena Jalal, an alum of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and currently based in Karachi, has developed a blade to be used by midwives during childbirth to cut the umbilical cord. The blade does not get infected, so she hopes the tool can reduce the rate of infant mortality in developing countries.
At a recent meeting of the Harvard Alumni Group of Nepal, Milan Rai, SAI’s Visiting Artist in April, discussed his White Butterfly project, which has spread to 40 countries and counting.
This has been a year of firsts for the Harvard South Asia Institute.
SAI welcomes submissions for its summer blog from Harvard students, faculty, alumni, and affiliates on an array of topics pertaining to South Asia.
At SAI’s Annual Symposium on May 6, a panel discussion moderated by Homi Bhabha, with Deepa Mehta, Adil Najam, and Michael Sandel addressed questions of democracy across the world.
SAI spoke to several graduating students who have been involved with SAI during their time at Harvard.
On May 15, poets from around New England interpreted the idea of “environment” through poems in Hindi, Bengali, Kashmiri, Urdu, Koshali, Gujarati, Nepali, and more South Asian languages.
How have liberal freedoms (such as freedom of expression, religious practice, and association) been managed in democracies across the world? At SAI’s Symposium on May 6, a panel facilitated by Ashutosh Varshney, Brown University, addressed this question and more.