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Seventeenth Annual India Poetry Reading

START
Mon, May 13, 2013 at 03:00pm

END
Mon, May 13, 2013 at 05:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

The South Asia Institute and Department of South Asian Studies will host the 5th Anniversary Meeting of South Asian Poets of New England and 17th Annual India Poetry Reading on May 12, 2013 at 3:00pm. The theme of this year’s poetry reading will be “Healing,” and poems in all languages are invited for recitation. Individuals interested in reciting a poem or learning more about the event may contact Bijoy Misra at bmisra@fas.harvard.edu or Chandu Shah atChandu420@gmail.com. This event is open to the public.





SAI Symposium in New Delhi

START
Mon, Jan 23, 2012

END
Mon, Jan 23, 2012

VENUE
New Delhi

Higher Education in South Asia: Enhancing Access and Quality through Innovative Solutions

Welcome by Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust

Speakers included Manzoor Ahmed, Jacqueline Bhaba, Howard Gardner, Meenakshi Gopinath, Tarun Khanna, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, M. Omar Rahman, and Nikhil Sinha.

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SAI Student Seminar

START
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 04:00pm

END
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 05:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Sexual Assault and Gender Violence in South Asia: What Can We Learn from the Delhi Rape Incident?

Featuring a Student Panel Discussion withNur Nasreen Ibrahim (College); Abbas Jaffer (GSAS); Mariam Chughtai (HGSE); Litcy Kurisinkal (HKS); and Sabrin Chowdhury (HKS). 
Chair: Jackie Bhabha, Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School, University Advisor on Human Rights, University Advisor on Human Rights Education; Director of Research FXB Center Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Co-sponsors: Harvard India Student Group; Harvard Pakistan Student Group; Harvard College South Asian Association; Harvard College Pakistan Student Association; Harvard Kennedy School South Asia Caucus; Harvard College South Asian Women’s Collective and the Harvard Kennedy School Pakistan Caucus, Harvard Women’s Law Association, Harvard College Women’s Center

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Reception to follow



SAI Film Event

START
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 04:00pm

END
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

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

Stir. Fry. Simmer

Vani Subramanian, Film Maker; Visiting Fellow, Cornell University

Chair: Theodore Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Japanese Studies & Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University

The film screening (54 minutes) will be followed by a discussion with the film maker.

Reception to follow film screening and discussion

Co-sponsored by the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

In newspapers, on news channels and in our everyday trips to the market, we are constantly confronted with rising food prices, colossal wastage of food by the State, compromised policies on food security, and other such failures and fractures around food. Yet flipping across the same television channels or newspapers, we could find ourselves lulled into countless conversations on food as excess, debates on dieting, journalism on cuisines and travel, and even cooking as a ticket to a glamorous and successful future.

Standing in the midst of it all, not completely insulated from these worlds, and yet, not completely embedded, is our own kitchen. A place where love is often served up with equal portions of routinized cooking. The place where anecdotes heard and experiences lived, forever flavor what we eat, and how we remember eating it. The place where our taste buds learn to flower to the familiar. Conversely of course, our kitchen are also the very place where we learn what food and practices are not ours, cleaving out the edible from inedible, desired from despised, irresistible from inacceptable.

As we carry these sensibilities to the outside world, we think our responses to food are ‘instinctive’… but are they? Where does my plate end, and yours begin? Are we what we eat, or do we, in fact, eat what we are?

These are just some of the delightful (and not so delightful questions) that STIR. FRY. SIMMER, a film by Vani Subramanian stirs up as it talks about food, memory, nostalgia, belonging, family, community, nation, alienation, desire and disgust, politics, prejudice and power… just some of the many things that food is, and signifies to all of us.