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Please join the Harvard University South Asia Institute for the launch of the book and exhibition Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity.

Over fifty Harvard professors, students, administrative staff, and medical practitioners made the pilgrimage to Allahabad, India, to the Kumbh Mela site in 2013, to analyze issues that emerge in any large-scale human gathering. The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity book consolidates research findings and serve as an example of interdisciplinary research conducted at Harvard. Please join Harvard faculty and Shri Akhilesh Yadav, Honorable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, at the launch event.

High tea reception followed by a panel discussion.

The exhibition will be on display following the event at the India Habitat Centre, Experimental art gallery, from August 18th to August 23rd. (Lodhi Road, Near Airforce Bal Bharati School, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India)

Please RSVP to Namrata Arora,

Cosponsored with the Harvard Club of India