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Category : Arts at SAI


A truly immersive experience

Art history professor Eugene Wang, studies Buddhist art but had never been to India until Jinah Kim, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture, organized an excursion for students in January to the Ajanta and Ellora Caves.

Kashmir’s women in wait

“More than the political aspect, it is understanding how women cope with the phenomenon of disappearances that appealed to me as a filmmaker,” says director Nilosree Biswas in an interview with SAI on the unique culture of Kashmir.

Contemporary South Asia Student Blog: Arts and Humanities

This is the fifth blog post in a weekly series from a student enrolled in the course ‘Contemporary South Asia: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Social and Economic Problems’ co-taught by SAI Director Tarun Khanna. The course features several modules on issues...

Capturing South Asia: Interview with Pablo Bartholomew

Capturing South Asia: Interview with Pablo Bartholomew

Indian photographer Pablo Bartholomew has witnessed many of South Asia’s tragedies and triumphs – perhaps most famously the gas tragedy in Bhopal. During his visit to Harvard, SAI sat down with Bartholomew to discuss his photo exhibit, the aftermath of the Bhopal tragedy, how photojournalism is changing, and how his South Asian heritage has influenced his work.

Art and social change

On Friday, Sept. 19, SAI held its inaugural event of the SAI Arts Initiative, with a seminar that explored the role of arts in social change. Cara Moyer-Duncan, Emerson College, and actress Nandita Das discussed the use of cinema in Africa and South Asia as a tool for social activism.