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POSTPONED: Film Screening: Baghban

WHEN
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 from 04:15pm — 07:15pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled for the fall semester. Cosponsored Event An elderly couple wish their children to care for them in their old age. But their children see and treat them as a burden, and they must struggle to regain their worth and dignity to themselves and others. Cosponsored with […]

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The Lessons Private Schools Teach: Using a Field Experiment to Understand the Effects of Private Schools on Political Behavior

WHEN
Fri, Mar 10, 2017 from 02:00pm — 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K262
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics Emmerich Davies Escobar, Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard University Graduate School of Education  Bryce Millett Steinberg, Postdoctoral Fellow in International and Public Affairs, Brown University Chair: Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Director of the Brown-India Initiative Cosponsored with the Center for Contemporary […]

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The Astrolabe in Medieval India

WHEN
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 from 06:00pm — 08:00pm

Student Event Owen Cornwall, Columbia University This talk will discuss the history of the astrolabe in South Asia between 1200-1600CE. As the most important astronomical instrument in the medieval period, the history of the astrolabe in Europe is fairly well known. The history of the astrolabe in South Asia, however, contains many intriguing gaps and […]

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The Radcliffe Boundary Commission: Cartography and Conflict in the Partition of India and Pakistan

WHEN
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 from 05:00pm — 07:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Partition Seminar Lucy Chester, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder Over a period of six weeks in the summer of 1947, Cyril Radcliffe, a British lawyer who had never been to India and had no experience in boundary-making, drew a 2500-mile-long line that would divide India and Pakistan. This talk will examine the pseudo-judicial framework and deeply […]

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Dastangoi: The art of Urdu storytelling

WHEN
Mon, Mar 6, 2017 from 04:30pm — 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

*Please not the change in start time. Muslim Societies in South Asia Seminar Ankit Chadha, Storyteller / Author Chair: Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University Dastangoi, the lost art of Urdu storytelling, developed in eighth century A.D. around the adventures of an Arab hero, Amir Hamza. These stories became very popular in […]

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Mumbai: Research + Projections Social Sciences and Spatial Thinking

WHEN
Sat, Mar 4, 2017

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA


VENUE
Harvard University

Special Event Featuring new and largely unpublished work, this one-day conference sets up a dialogue between designers and social scientists. By connecting fine-grained micro studies with broader imaginations for the metropolitan region, we intend to open up new scalar possibilities for Mumbai. Cosponsored with Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative. Enter the conference website and register.

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The Short and Long Run Impacts of the Partition / Crowd Sourcing Memories

WHEN
Wed, Mar 1, 2017 from 05:00pm — 07:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Partition Seminar 5:00 – 6:00 PM: The Short and Long Run Impacts of the Partition Prashant Bharadwaj, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California, San Diego This paper examines how areas affected by the partition fare in the long run. Using migrant presence as a proxy for the intensity of the […]

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