Since independence in 1947, India has played a considerable role in shaping the world. But the world also played a considerable role in shaping Indian independence. As India approaches the 75th anniversary of its freedom, the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, in association with the Harvard Club of India, presents a webinar on how the anti-colonial struggle developed beyond India’s borders, in diaspora settlements and with non-Indian partners. This webinar brings together three scholars—all with previous or current Harvard connections—to examine the overseas careers of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Mahendra Pratap, and J.J.Singh.
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Scienspur is an initiative that provides free science courses online to promising undergraduate and master’s students at public colleges in India’s rural areas.
Project Empower seeks to address these barriers through a digital platform for community health workers, which provides virtual training on identifying and treating common mental health disorders. In Gujarat, Project Empower piloted a digital platform, called TeCHO, to enable front-line providers to learn brief psychological interventions.
One key to successful healthcare is competent, trained healthcare professionals – but how can this training model improve? A recent Lancet Citizens’ Commission webinar explored this issue, through keynote lectures and a panel discussion.
Urban Modernity, Religion, and the Urban Informalities: A Study on Makeshift Cattle Markets in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nusrat Jahan Mim, a Harvard D.Des candidate, was a recipient of a Mittal Institute Summer 2021 Research Grant, and she shared her findings in the account below. As a part of her Doctor of Design thesis, she investigated and collected spatial data from the largest annual makeshift cattle marketplaces in Dhaka, Bangladesh during Eid ul Adha (July 19-23, 2021).
Lancet Citizens’ Commission Podcast: The Role of the ‘Finance’ Workstream in Reimagining India’s Healthcare
In this episode of the ‘India in Focus’ podcast, Bindu Ananth, Chair at Dvara Trust, speaks with Dr. Nachiket Mor, Visiting Scientist, The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health. Dr. Mor leads the financing workstream at the Lancet Citizens’ Commission, which seeks to address challenges related to the sources and utilization of health expenditures, in order to maximize financial risk protection and to ensure an effective, equitable, reliable, and responsive health system for all.
Join us on Wednesday, October 6 at 8:00am EST for “India at 75: The Global Roots of Independence,” moderated by Dinyar Patel, Mittal Institute Research Affiliate and Assistant Professor of History at the S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) in Mumbai. He will join a conversation on “India at 75: The Global Roots of Independence” with panelists Nico Slate, Professor and Department Head, Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University and Carolien Stolte, Senior Lecturer in History at Leiden University, The Netherlands. The Mittal Institute sat down with Dinyar to discuss the event and his new paper, which he will share at the talk.
Are you a Harvard student looking to fund your language study, internship, or research on South Asia this winter? Applications for our graduate and undergraduate grants are open for Winter 2021! Be sure to apply by Friday, October 22, at 11:59 p.m.
In a talk on Friday, September 10, international journalists shared their perspectives on the US withdrawal from Afghanistan during . Watch the video from the event, “Implications: Regional Perspectives on the US Withdrawal from Afghanistan,” which was sponsored by the Asia Center and co-sponsored by the Mittal Institute.
Akshay Mangla, Mittal Institute Research Associate and Associate Professor in International Business at the University of Oxford, recently authored the new publication, “Social conflict on the front lines of reform: Institutional activism and girls’ education in rural India,” in Public Administration and Development. The study analyzes how institutional activists (frontline workers) within the Indian state negotiate social conflicts as they seek to integrate disadvantaged girls into the school system by mobilizing village women’s groups and encouraging deliberation with target households. The Mittal Institute sat down with Akshay to explore his recent work, and expertise in the comparative political economy of developing countries.