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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.

The City and South Asia

In SAI’s second annual publication, The City and South Asia, experts from a variety of fields, at both Harvard and elsewhere, have come together to hold up a cross-disciplinary lens to urban centers in South Asia.

Creating a better India

SAI recently talked to Namrata Narain, Harvard College ’15, one of the organizers of the Harvard US-India Initiative’s (HUII) Annual Conference, to learn more about how HUII is working to increase discussions on important issues by connecting young academic communities in India and the US.

Thank you!

This Thanksgiving, the South Asia Institute would like to thank our supporters all over the world and at Harvard, without whom we would not be able to fulfill our mission of advancing and deepening research on global issues in South Asia.

Harvard India Student Group celebrates Diwali

On October 17th, the Harvard India Student Group hosted a successful Diwali celebration. The attendees came from all over Harvard: Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Extension School, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and...

HarvardX course closes in on global view

This article originally appeared in the Harvard Gazette By Jennifer Doody, Harvard Correspondent For Tarun Khanna, the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School and director of the South Asia Institute, aspiring entrepreneurs could learn a lot from...

Visualizing Global Studies in the Classroom

From August 4 to 7, 2014, 24 teachers from across the country gathered at Harvard University for a workshop titled ‘Visualizing Global Studies: A Mapping Workshop for Educators.’ The goal of the four-day intensive summer workshop was to teach the educators interested in global studies about using digital media and mapping resources in the classroom.

Promise Land Q+A: South Asian immigrants in America

On Thursday, July 31st, film director Kevin Dalvi visited Harvard to screen his film Promise Land as part of SAI’s Annual Summer Film Series. Dalvi engaged in a Q+A with the audience. He discussed obstacles facing many South Asian immigrants, and what it’s like to shoot a full-length feature film with an ensemble cast in just 16 days.