Category : South Asia in the News
In a recently completed paper, Javed Younas, former SAI Aman Fellow, examines the consequences of domestic and transnational terrorism on trade.
The event brought together over 300 artists, curators, writers, and art professionals for exhibitions, lectures, film screenings, and panel discussions about art in the subcontinent.
In a recent column for The Financial Times, Victor Mallet writes about how the Indian government manages one-off events but not longer-term projects, and cites SAI’s recently- published book on the Kumbh Mela.
On February 3, SAI hosted a discussion on the issues surrounding the suicide of Rohith Vemula, and to express solidarity with student and faculty protesters at Hyderabad University.
This commentary, by professors at Pomona College and the Harvard Kennedy School who have long studied Pakistan, argues that the Taliban’s attacks on schools and colleges there are a particularly dangerous threat to that nation’s future.
Former SAI Aman fellow Muhammad Zahir is working with the the Japanese Center for South Asian Cultural Heritage to preserve archaeological sites in Pakistan that are deteriorating.
Today, the South Asia Institute’s thoughts are with Pakistan as the country marks the one year anniversary of the Peshawar school attack.
Imran Sarwar, Harvard Kennedy School alum, is the co-founder of Rabtt, which aims to change the education landscape in Pakistan.
At the Asia Society in New York on November 6, faculty leaders discussed how the Kumbh Mela is an opportunity to learn about megacities, possibly illuminating solutions to natural disasters that require temporary housing.
“The sheer scale and the aspect of its temporariness is just mind-boggling,” says Rahul Mehrotra.