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Missing Matrons in a History of Wealth

START
Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 05:30pm

END
Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 07:00pm

COST   Free

Indrani Chatterjee, Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin

Chair: Jinah Kim, Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art & Architecture, Harvard University

 

Does Rising Education Lead Changing Gender Norms in India?

START
Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 02:00pm

END
Fri, Oct 19, 2018

VENUE
Watson Institute at Brown University

ADDRESS
Watson Institute at Brown University
111 Thayer Street
Providence, RI

JOINT SEMINAR ON SOUTH ASIAN POLITICS SERIES

Sonalde Desai, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland

Sonalde Desai is a demographer whose work deals primarily with social inequalities in developing countries with a particular focus on gender and class inequalities. She studies inequalities in education, employment and maternal and child health outcomes by locating them within the political economy of the region. While much of her research focuses on South Asia, she has also engaged in comparative studies across Asia, Latin America and Sub Saharan Africa. She has published articles in a wide range of sociological and demographic journals including American Sociological Review, Demography, Population and Development Review and Feminist Studies. Professor Desai is currently examining changes in the nature and composition of Indian middle classes in the context of India’s movement from state-capitalism to market-capitalism and increasing involvement in the global economy.

 

Location:

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute
111 Thayer St, Providence, RI

The Emerging Markets Technological Revolution: Financial Inclusion & Development Through Digitization

START
Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 05:00pm

END
Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 07:00pm

Nadeem Hussain, founder of Telenor Microfinance Bank, is globally recognized for his dedication and service to financial inclusion. He has chaired the United Nation’s MDG Session on Financial Inclusion, is a frequent speaker at international forums on branchless banking and microfinance, and has held numerous board and committee positions in the sector. He will discuss the technological revolution taking place across emerging markets, analogous to the 19th century Industrial Revolution in the West in terms of the transformational impact on development and society.

Chair: Asim KhwajaSumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development, Harvard University 

The Great Indian Migration Wave

START
Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 04:30pm

END
Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 06:00pm

COST   Free

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

Join visiting scholar Chinmay Tumbe and moderator Ian Talbot for a discussion about the great Indian Migration wave.  In this seminar, Tumbe provides an overview of his book, India Moving: A History of Migration, that attempts to explain when, how and why people have moved to, from and within the subcontinent over centuries. It reveals one of the world’s largest, longest and on-going episodes of labour migration, referred to as the Great Indian Migration Wave, and its significance in modern Indian history. It provides a new perspective on the migration of business communities both within and outside India. It shows how 25 million people who trace their roots to India in the past three centuries, were dispersed across the world from Japan to Jamaica and why internal diasporas matter as much as international diasporas. It documents the mass migrations caused by multiple Partitions, refugee crises and other displacements in Indian history and their disproportionate impact on particular communities. And finally, it provides a perspective on migration and development, in history and in 21st century India.

Chinmay Tumbe is faculty member of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and the 2018 Alfred D. Chandler Jr International Visiting Scholar in Business History at Harvard Business School. He works on migration, cities, firms and history. He chairs the IIMA Archives initiative and coordinates the History Internship series at IIMA. An alumnus of the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, he has been a faculty member at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad and was the 2013 Jean Monnet Fellow at the Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute, Florence, Italy. He has published widely on migration for a decade and has served on policymaking groups.

Autumn Moon: An Evening of Hindustani Music with Aastha Goswami

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Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 07:30pm

END
Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 09:00pm

Join celebrated Hindustani musician Aastha Goswami for an intimate concert on Harvard campus.

Aastha Goswami received her music training from the prestigious ITC SangeetResearch Academy in Kolkata where she trained under the tutelage of Pandit Arun Bhaduri and the legendary Padma Vibhushan Smt. Girija Devi Ji.
 
Performing for more than 20 years all over India, with numerous awards and honors to her credit, Aastha is based in Vrindavan, the cultural-spiritual center of Krishna worship.
 
Deeply entrenched in the famous Kirana (Gharana) classical musical tradition of Hindustani music, she has also immersed herself in the stream of Devotional music. While her repertoire showcases traditional classical compositions, she enriches her performances with a rare collection of compositions of the Braj region celebrating Krishna and the seasons of devotion.
 
As the renowned classical dancer Padmashri Geeta Chandran says: “Aastha Goswami’s voice is like honey flavoured by the rarest saffron of selfless sadhana and when this dedicated riyaaz is perfected at the feet of Radharamanji in Vrindavan, it transcends time and space to pierce infinity! She is on a different internal journey; reaching Ishwara through Swara!
 
Location: Stewart Room at Lowell House
1201 Massachusetts Avenue

Panel Discussion: Democracy in Distress in South Asia

START
Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 06:00pm

END
Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 08:00pm

COST   Free

VENUE
Emerson Hall, Harvard Yard

ADDRESS
Emerson Hall, Harvard Yard
Room 305
25 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Panelists

Sugata Bose
Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University

Rohit De
Assistant Professor of History, Yale University

Sreenivasan Jain
Anchor and Managing Editor, New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV)

Ayesha Jalal
Mary Richardson Professor of History, Tufts University

Moderator

Homi Bhabha
Director, Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard

India-Pakistan Crises: Risks, Opportunities, and Options for US Crisis Management

START
Thu, Oct 4, 2018 at 04:30pm

END
Thu, Oct 4, 2018 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Dr. Moeed Yusuf will present his research on US role in India-Pakistan crisis management, captured in his latest book Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia. The book proposes an original theory to study regional nuclear crises and specifically US role in crisis management.

Rohingya Persecution in Myanmar: Evidence and Accountability

START
Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 04:30pm

END
Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) surveyed leaders from 604 Rohingya hamlets in Myanmar’s Rakhine state encompassing more than 916,000 people. The findings, coupled with in-depth interviews and forensic medical examinations of Rohingya survivors, point to a widespread and systematic pattern of targeted violence – including rapes and killings of women, men, and children – that drove more than 720,000 Rohingya into neighboring Bangladesh. Dr. Parveen Parmar and Dr. Jen Leigh will present the findings of these studies.

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