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South Asian Narratives: Reclaiming and Retelling

Register for this event Each year, the Mittal Institute’s Visiting Artist Fellowship welcomes mid-career artists from South Asia to Harvard’s campus to engage with Harvard faculty and students, to participate in art exhibitions, and to perform research using Harvard’s intellectual resources to further their art practice. On Tuesday, March 29th, the Mittal Institute will host […]

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Visiting Artist Fellowship Virtual Art Exhibition: Women in South Asia: Expectations, Burdens and Obligations

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Mon, Nov 8, 2021 from 05:30pm — 06:30pm

Register for this talk Each year, the Mittal Institute’s Visiting Artist Fellowship (VAF) welcomes mid-career artists from South Asia to Harvard’s campus to engage with Harvard faculty and students, to participate in art exhibitions, and to perform research using Harvard’s intellectual resources to further their art practice. On November 8, the Mittal Institute will host a […]

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Art Walk: Liminal Worlds by Sunanda Khajuria

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Sat, Sep 11, 2021 from 05:00pm — 07:00pm

5:00-7:00PM IST RSVP here by 4pm Friday, Sept 10 The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute in association with the Harvard Club of India is hosting an immersive art walk at the exhibition themed, Liminal Worlds, featuring the artwork of a former Visiting Artist Fellow at Harvard University, Sunanda Khajuria. Explore the transient, dream-like […]

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Entangled Histories: The Bamiyan Buddhas—Past, Present, and Future

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Wed, Sep 22, 2021 from 07:00pm — 08:15pm

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Webinar

Register for the talk Western scholarship has focused on the monumental sculptures in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Valley as Buddhas created in the late sixth and early seventh centuries. This lecture tells an alternative story based on Islamic sources from the tenth to the twentieth century, which saw these sculptures not as Buddhas but as legendary heroes […]

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Art and Science of Heritage Conservation: Finding the Right Balance, Part 2

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Thu, Dec 17, 2020 from 09:00am — 10:15am

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Webinar

Join via Zoom: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/92896152942 Join via YouTube: https://youtu.be/ekNo4vZwkLA 6:00–7:15 AM PT // 9:00 AM–10:15 AM ET // 7:00–8:15 PM PKT // 7:30–8:45 PM IST // 8:00–9:45 PM BST This event is the second in a 2-part series. View Part 1 here. As part of the Mittal Institute’s Program for Conservation of Culture, this webinar will […]

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Art and Science of Heritage Conservation: Finding the Right Balance, Part 1

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Thu, Dec 10, 2020 from 11:00am — 12:15pm

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Webinar

Join via Zoom: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/92896152942 Join via YouTube: https://youtu.be/sr9oSHiX62I 8:00–9:15 AM PT // 11:00 AM–12:15 PM ET // 9:00–10:15 PM PKT // 9:30–10:45 PM IST // 10:00–11:45 PM BST This event is the first in a 2-part series. View Part 2 here. As part of the Mittal Institute’s Program for Conservation of Culture, this webinar will […]

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Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata Book Talk

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Mon, Dec 2, 2019 from 04:30pm — 06:00pm

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CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

Speaker: Karthika Naïr, Author and Poet Moderator: Parimal Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, Harvard University In Until the Lions, Karthika Naïr retells the Mahabharata through the embodied voices of women and marginal characters, so often conquered and destroyed throughout history. She captures the richness and complexity of the Mahabharata, while illuminating lives buried […]

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Nepal Mandala Symposium

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Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 05:30pm —
Sat, Dec 7, 2019

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Sackler 029 Lecture Hall

ADDRESS
Sackler 029 Lecture Hall
485 Broadway
Cambridge, MA ‎

Symposium Schedule

Opening Keynote Panel with Dharma and Punya Curators
Thursday, December 5
5:30 – 6:30pm
Lecture Hall, Lower Level, 485 Broadway, Cambridge
Reception: 6:30 – 7:30pm, HAA Living Room, 4th floor
485 Broadway, Cambridge

Symposium
Friday, December 6
8:00am – 6:00pm
Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge

Dharma and Punya Exhibition Group Visit*
Saturday, December 7
10:00am – 3:00pm
Iris B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross
*Space limited, pre-registration required

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Art Exhibition: Exploring Identity Through a Contemporary South Asian Lens

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Tue, Oct 15, 2019 from 06:00pm — 08:00pm

Our Fall 2019 Visiting Artist Fellows, Sagar Chhetri from Nepal and Sakshi Gupta from India, will exhibit their artwork to provide creative commentary on identity today in South Asia. During the reception, both Chhetri and Gupta will present their work and engage in a discussion with the audience. Snacks will be served at the October 15 opening reception!

Eclipse, Sagar Chhetri
At the Still Point of the Turning World, Sakshi Gupta

The exhibition will be available for viewing between October 15, 2019 and November 26, 2019 on the fourth floor of CGIS South. The opening reception will take place on October 15, 2019.

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23rd Annual Harvard India Poetry Meeting

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Sun, May 19, 2019 at 02:00pm

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CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

The theme for this year’s India Poetry Reading is “Compassion.” This annual event celebrates India’s contribution to the field of literature and invites local poets to recite original compositions in the language of their choosing.  This event is presented in partnership with the Department of South Asian Studies at Harvard University and South Asian Poets […]

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The Covenant of Love: The Poetry, Music and Spirituality of South Asian Muslim Cultures

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Sun, May 5, 2019 from 07:00pm — 08:30pm

COST   General public: $10 Students and Harvard ID holders: Free

Misaq-e-Ishq means The Covenant of Love and during this event Ali Asani ’77 (professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard); Pakistani pop star and author Ali Sethi ’06; and vocalist, guitarist and Grammy Award-winning producer Noah Georgeson will bring alive through musical performance, the poetic consciousness of several legendary South Asian mystic poets.

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Mallika Sarabhai: Dance to Change the World

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Tue, Apr 9, 2019 from 04:30pm — 06:00pm

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CGIS South, S030
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S030
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

A lecture and demonstration by Mallika Sarabhai, one of India’s leading choreographers and dancers for over three decades. In constant demand both as a soloist and with her own dance company, Darpana, she has created and performed classical and contemporary works around the world. A constant activist for societal education and women’s empowerment, Sarabhai has created […]

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