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SAI Event Region : India


Big Ideas on South Asia

START
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 12:00pm

END
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 02:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Conversations with the South Asia Institute’s Graduate Student Associates

 

In this luncheon discussion,* advanced doctoral students from across Harvard’s graduate schools will share key insights from their research on South Asia. Each panelist will present for 10-minutes, followed by discussion with the audience.

12:00 noon – Panel 1: Religion, Education, Nationalism

Nationalism in Education: How political agendas influence national identity through Pakistani schools (Mariam Chughtai, HGSE)

Sensing the Unseen: How students at a Pakistani madrasah come to believe in Sufi saints (Bilal Malik, HGSE)

12:45 pm – Panel 2: Rights, Categories and the State

The Right to Property and Economic Development in India (Namita Wahi, HLS)

Why Food? Thinking about hunger, rights, and the state in India (Benjamin Siegel, History)

“Special Care for Special People”: Health care and categories after Bhopal (Bridget Hanna, Anthropology)

The Origin of the Forest, Private Property, and the State: The Political life of India’s Forest Rights Act (Anand Vaidya, Anthropology)

*Note: Lunch provided. For additional event information, contact: bridget.hanna@gmail.com, malik@post.harvard.edu


Barsaat (Monsoon)

START
Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 07:00pm

END
Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 09:00pm

VENUE
Harvard Film Archive

ADDRESS
Harvard Film Archive
Carpenter Center
Harvard University

RAJ KAPOOR FILM SERIES presented by:
SOUTH ASIA INITIATIVE AND THE HARVARD FILM ARCHIVE

Directed by Raj Kapoor, India, 1949

Raj Kapoor’s first megahit shuttles between the stories of a romantic idealist and his more carnally-driven best friend, who both meet and romance the daughters of innkeepers.


Awaara (The Vagabond)

START
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 07:00pm

END
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 09:00pm

VENUE
Harvard Film Archive

ADDRESS
Harvard Film Archive
Carpenter Center
Harvard University

RAJ KAPOOR FILM SERIES presented by:
SOUTH ASIA INITIATIVE AND THE HARVARD FILM ARCHIVE

Directed by Raj Kapoor, India, 1951

One of the greatest and most famous Indian films ever made, Awaara was a global sensation and marks the first appearance of the tramp persona that would make Raj Kapoor famous: a sly, sexy bandit, a carefree underdog who could charm a rock .


Annual SAI Symposium

START
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 09:00am

END
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 05:00am

Health in South Asia: Lessons for and from the World

On April 26th and 27th, South Asia Initiative at Harvard University held its second annual symposium, focusing on Health in South Asia: Lessons for and from the World. The conference brought together global experts with deep research, implementation and policy experience to learn and find new modes for global exchange.

Read more here.



Amar Akbar Anthony

START
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 05:30pm

END
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 08:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
Harvard University

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

Amar Akbar Anthony is a 1977 Bollywood film about three brothers who were separated during childhood and who grew up in three separate homes, adopting different religions. The film was directed by Manmohan Desai and features Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, and Rishi Kapoor. Amar Akbar Anthony was the biggest blockbuster of 1977 and won several Filmfare awards. We encourage you to join us! This film screening is open to the public.

 


Aag (Fire)

START
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 07:00pm

END
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 09:00pm

VENUE
Harvard Film Archive

ADDRESS
Harvard Film Archive
Carpenter Center
Harvard University

RAJ KAPOOR FILM SERIES presented by:
SOUTH ASIA INITIATIVE AND THE HARVARD FILM ARCHIVE

Directed by Raj Kapoor, India, 1948

Raj Kapoor’s first film as director and star, the brooding, noir-ish Aag often feels like a 1930s Hollywood melodrama with an expressionistic twist, and with a distinct influence from Citizen Kane in its complex flashback structure.



Urbanization Seminar Series

START
Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 06:30pm

END
Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 08:00pm

Changes of State: Urbanism along the Ganges River Corridor of Northern India

Anthony Acciavatti, Partner, Somatic Collaborative; Fellow, Center for Architecture, Urbanism, and Infrastructure, Princeton University

Moderated by Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Planning and Design and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, GSD

Co-sponsored by SAI and the GSD

Changes of State: Urbanism along the Ganges River Corridor of Northern India from South Asia Initiative on Vimeo.


Urbanization Seminar Series

START
Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 06:30pm

END
Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 08:00pm

The Mughal Touch on the Indian Landscape

Ebba Koch, Professor of Asian Art, University of Vienna
Moderated by Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Planning and Design and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, GSD

Co-sponsored by SAI, the GSD, and the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture

3/8/11 the Mughal Touch on the Indian Landscape from South Asia Initiative on Vimeo.


Water and Climate Change Seminar Series

START
Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 12:30pm

END
Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 02:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Indus River Basin Research: Emerging Challenges and Directions

James Wescoat, Aga Khan Professor of Architecture, MIT
Chaired by John Briscoe, Professor of the Practice of Environmental Health, HSPH; Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering, SEAS


Water and Climate Change

START
Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 12:30pm

END
Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 02:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

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

How Climate in South Asia is Becoming a Water Issue

Adil Najam, Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future; Professor of International Relations and Geography & Environment, Boston University
Chaired by John Briscoe, Professor of the Practice of Environmental Health, HSPH; Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering, SEAS

Climate Change has usually been viewed as a ‘carbon management’ challenge, but our failure to mitigate global climate change is ushering in the necessity of adaptation to climate change. In South Asia – as elsewhere, but possibly more than in many other places – this means that climate change will increasingly become a water management challenge. Neither the global politics of climate change nor institutions within South Asia seem to be prepared for this. This seminar will broadly discuss the challenges of climate change, development and security with a particular focus on what this means for South Asia as a region and for water as an issue.

2/11/11 How Climate Change is Becoming a Water Issue from South Asia Initiative on Vimeo.