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SAI Event Region : India


Tue, May 29, 2018 from 06:00pm - 07:30pm

It’s Complicated: Unpacking the Material Consequences of Political Reservation in Bihar

M.R. Sharan, Ph.D. Scholar, Harvard Kennedy School 

Manindra Nath Thakur Associate Professor, Centre for Political Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University

This seminar focuses on how political reservation in favour of Scheduled Castes (SC) in Bihar affects inequality in private wealth and access to public goods. It presents preliminary research and findings public good access across all of Bihar’s 45,000 villages and analyses data on private wealth crore rural households across the state. While reservation for SCs does not affect overall provision of resources, it shifts benefits towards SCs: in particular, more public goods are targeted main SC village and private wealth of those closest to the leaders’ rises. The results are primarily by re-election incentives and own-jati preference of elected leaders. 

TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018 PM
6 PM to 7:30 PM 

Seminar Hall 3,
Kamala Devi Complex,
India International Centre,
Lodhi Estate, New Delhi

Contact: Dr. Sanjay Kumar at sanjay_kumar@harvard.edu

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Tue, May 29, 2018 at 06:00pm

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Wed, April 4, 2018 at 06:00pm  /  CGIS South, S250

Movie Screening by IndiaGSD: India Untouched

Even after 70 years of India’s emancipation it has remained plagued by the caste system and untouchability is its worst form of manifestation. Critically acclaimed director Stalin K looks at the insidious ways in which the social marginalization of a quarter of India’s population is sustained with the collusion of state agencies.      

 

[read more on IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1552060/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

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Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 06:00pm

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Wed, Apr 4, 2018

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CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Wed, April 4, 2018 at 04:00pm to
Mon, April 9, 2018  /  CGIS Asia Center Lounge

SAI Spring Art Exhibition: Showcasing Research in South Asia Through Visual Arts

The SAI Spring Art Exhibition features 2D and 3D art and artifacts inspired by Harvard students who traveled to South Asia sponsored by Harvard SAI travel grants. Some highlights include children’s picture books written in the Indigenous languages of Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh, photographs of fallen mosques in Myanmar and candid photos of workers at a laundry device in Mumbai.

Reception with Chai
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
4:00 – 5:00PM

The exhibition will be open through April 9

Asia Center Lounge
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

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Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 04:00pm

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Mon, Apr 9, 2018

Tue, April 3, 2018 from 12:00pm - 02:00pm  /  202 Meeting Room  /  61 Kirkland Street

South Asia Without Borders Seminar: Citizenship of the Outcastes

The panel will discuss conceptions of “citizenship” in India as related to caste and indigeneity. The discussion will be an opportunity to explore the ways that citizenship and belonging have been constructed through exclusion and marginalization based on social, political, and ethnic lines.

Rajyashri Goody, Visiting Artist, The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University

Suraj Yengde, W.E.B. Du Bois Nonresident fellow, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University; Research Associate, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Raile Rocky Ziipao, Arvind Raghunathan and Sribala Subramanian South Asia Visiting Fellow, The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University

Moderator: Sai Balakrishnan, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Lunch will be provided.

Co-sponsored by the Committee on Ethnicity Migration and Rights (EMR) and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

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Tue, Apr 3, 2018 at 12:00pm

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Tue, Apr 3, 2018 at 02:00pm

Wed, March 28, 2018 from 06:00pm - 07:30pm  /  CGIS South, S250

Colossus: Delhi in Theory

India’s National Capital Region now includes parts of four states and about 30 million people. It is in the vanguard of global urban change of a particular type—the rise of the colossal metropolis. What do we know and can say about its spatial structure (and change) and social structure (and change)? How well does existing “urban theory” prepare us for Delhi? To what extent does Delhi prepare us for a new “urban theory”? How much of it is global, how much Indian, and how much just Delhi itself?

 

Sanjoy Chakravorty, Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University and Visiting Fellow, Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania
Chair: Sai Balakrishnan, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design

Possible through the generosity of the Asia Center

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Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 06:00pm

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Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 07:30pm

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CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Tue, March 27, 2018 from 06:00pm - 07:30pm  /  New Delhi

Human Origin, Health and Disease: Genomic Perspectives

To launch the official opening, The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute (SAI), Harvard University, India Office will be hosting a series of events in March and April. 

Dr. K. Thangaraj is a Senior Principal Scientist and Group Leader at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad. His main research interests are the origin of modern humans, cardiovascular diseases, mitochondrial disorders, male infertility, sex determination, forensic genetics and the Genetic basis of Ayurveda prakritis.

6:00-7:30 PM
Seminar Hall 3,
Kamla Devi Complex, IIC, N. Delhi

Each event is free and open to the public with a reception to follow after each event.

RSVP Dr. Sanjay Kumar, SAI India Country Director; sanjay_kumar@harvard.edu

 

Full List of Events in March and April

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Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 06:00pm

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Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 07:30pm

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New Delhi

Thu, March 22, 2018 from 06:00pm - 07:30pm  /  New Delhi

Reviving Public-Private Partnerships in India: Highways Leading the Way

To launch the official opening, The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute (SAI), Harvard University, India Office will be hosting a series of events in March and April. 

Mr. Rohit Kumar Singh is a Board Member (Finance) of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), which has a budget of USD 17 billion. He is also the CEO and Managing Director of the operations arm of the Indian Highway Management Company Ltd. Mr. Singh served as the Joint Secretary to the Government for 5 years and was responsible for the policy planning of PPPs in National Highways.

 

Event Location:
Seminar Hall 3,
Kamla Devi Complex, IIC, N. Delhi

Each event is free and open to the public with a reception to follow after each event.

RSVP Dr. Sanjay Kumar, SAI India Country Director; sanjay_kumar@harvard.edu

 

Full List of Events in March and April

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Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 06:00pm

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Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 07:30pm

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New Delhi

Fri, March 16, 2018 from 06:00pm - 07:00pm

The Lakshmi Mittal SAI India Office Official Opening

The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute (SAI), Harvard University, is officially opening its new India headquarters in New Delhi. Throughout 2018 and beyond, leading scholars from South Asia-related fields are delivering a series of free public lectures in Delhi.

On Friday, March 16, 2018, Professor Mark Elliott, Harvard’s Vice Provost of International Affairs and a world-renowned historian, will officiate the opening of the new office from 6-7 pm at the Imperial Hotel, Janpath, New Delhi. Also present will be Harvard historian and Indian Member of Parliament Professor Sugata Bose, SAI Executive Director Meena Hewett and SAI India Country Director, Dr. Sanjay Kumar.

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, Professor Tarun Khanna, SAI Faculty Director, will speak about the institute’s commitment to studying and researching all aspects of South Asia, alongside its productive partnerships with major Indian institutions in the arts, social entrepreneurship, and life sciences. 

 

More information about the speakers:

Professor Mark Elliott, Vice Provost of International Affairs; Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

At Harvard since 2003, Elliott is an authority on the last four centuries of Chinese history, in particular, the Qing period (1636-1911). His research encompasses the history of relations between China and its nomadic frontier, with special attention to questions of ethnicity and empire.

Professor Sugata BoseGardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University

Professor Tarun KhannaDirector, The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

 

Each event is free and open to the public with a reception to follow after each event.

RSVP Dr. Sanjay Kumar, SAI India Country Director; sanjay_kumar@harvard.edu

 

SAI India Office Location:

The Imperial Hotel; Flr. 1

Janpath, N. Delhi

 

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COST: Free

Thu, March 8, 2018 from 06:00pm - 07:30pm  /  N. Delhi

1947 Partition of British India

To launch the official opening, The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute (SAI), Harvard University, India Office will be hosting a series of events in March and April. A reception will follow each event. For the first event, feminist historian Uma Chakravarti and feminist publisher Urvashi Butalia will give a seminar on Partition.

Uma Chakravarti is a feminist historian who taught at Miranda House, University College for Women, Delhi from 1966 to 1998. She is the Delhi project director for the SAI Partition Project, “The Demographic and Humanitarian Consequences of the Partition.” Chakravarti writes on Buddhism, early Indian history, caste and feminism, and contemporary issues.

Urvashi Butalia is the author of “The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India,” which centers oral histories from subaltern communities and women who experienced the Partition. Butalia co-founded Kali for Women, India’s first exclusively feminist publishing house. Following the closure of Kali for Women, she founded Zubaan Books.

 

Reception to follow after each event.

RSVP Dr. Sanjay Kumar, SAI India Country Director; sanjay_kumar@harvard.edu

 

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N. Delhi