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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.

SAI Summer Film Series

Join SAI this summer for our annual Summer Film Series! Each Thursday, SAI will screen a different film from South Asia. These screenings are free and open to the community.

Many languages of South Asian poetry

On May 17, 2014, Harvard was reverberating with echoes of poets from different regions of South Asia at the 18th annual South Asian Poets Meeting. Each year, this event attracts poetic talents and wonderful pieces of poetry from diverse regions of South Asia. Twenty-seven poets from India, Bangladesh and Nepal participated in this year’s event. Among the participants from India, there were Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kashmiri, Kannada, Malayali and Oriya recitations.

Podcast: Teaching India in the classroom, Part 2

In this podcast, Harleen Singh, Brandeis, and Thomas Lamont, Groton School, discuss the lives and impact of three Indian women who played crucial roles during different eras of modern Indian history: Lakshmi Bai, Indira Gandhi, and Indira Mayawati.

Boston Water Consortium meets at Harvard

This multi-university Boston Water Consortium, includes Harvard, MIT, Tufts and BU, and organizes monthly roundtable discussions to identify a common language around understanding the various issues related to water. The group met on April 15 at a dinner hosted by SAI and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Podcast: Teaching India in the classroom

On April 4, 2014, teachers from across Massachusetts gathered for the sixth annual Educators for Teaching India (EFTI) Conference, brought together high school and middle school educators from both private and public schools who are interested in teaching courses about India and South Asia. Listen to a podcast from the event, ‘Women’s Rights and Gender Based Violence: The Influence of the Education System.’

Global literature in the classroom

On March 31, 2014, teachers from across the country came together to discuss how a story about slum-dwellers in Mumbai can be used in the classroom – except they did not even need to leave their computers. As part of the Global Literature Online Book Group for...

Register for Educators for Teaching India (EFTI) Conference

On April 4, 2014, the Educators for Teaching India (EFTI) will host a conference at Harvard to bring together high school and middle school educators who are interested in teaching courses about India and South Asia. The theme for the sixth annual conference is ‘Women in India: Negotiating Tradition and Modernity.’

The power of basketball

Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy is an international basketball program in India committed to the teaching of the sport and to providing educational opportunities for its participants. Based in Chennai, India, Crossover uses basketball as a tool to help kids succeed in the classroom.

Sacred Geographies: India and the US

On Thursday, November 14th, SAI traveled to New York City for the second annual SAI in New York event. Fifty faculty, alumni, and friends of Harvard gathered at the home of Chandni and Mukesh Prasad for a conversation with Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion...