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SAI Event Topic : Arts Initiative


Mallika Sarabhai: Dance to Change the World

Mallika Sarabhai: Dance to Change the World
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...

Artist Talk: Amar Kanwar

Artist Talk: Amar Kanwar

Amar Kanwar presents an artist talk. The following evening on Friday, April 19, 7 pm, Such a Morning will be screened at the Harvard Film Archive.

Both Amar Kanwar programs are presented in collaboration with The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard Film Archive, Film Study Center, and The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University.

Visiting Artist Fellows Exhibition Reception: Partition Perspectives

Visiting Artist Fellows Exhibition Reception: Partition Perspectives

The 1947 Partition of British India displaced millions of people along religious lines and led to the creation of two new countries: Pakistan and India. In this exhibition, Mahbub Jokhio and Krupa Makhija, the Mittal Institute’s Spring 2019 Visiting Artist Fellows reflect on the impact of the partition. Their work explores the deeply personal issues of culture, language, and identity in the region.

Arts at SAI Seminar: Tea Tales of Bangladesh

Arts at SAI Seminar: Tea Tales of Bangladesh
Faiham Ebna Sharif, SAI Visiting Artist Chair: Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University Comments by: Alison Nordström, Curator and Historian of Photography SAI Visiting Artist Faiham Ebra Sharif is a is a...

South Asia Without Borders Seminar: Citizenship of the Outcastes

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,...

Pre-Texts with Doris Sommer

Pre-Texts with Doris Sommer

In collaboration with partners in the Indian education and public health sectors, Professor Doris Sommer (FAS and Director of Cultural Agents) hopes to contribute to development in India with Pre-Texts by engaging local strengths to promote: Literacy, Innovation, and Citizenship. The seminar includes lunch and will be followed by a demonstration of Pre-Texts with audience participation.

Nepathya: Kudiyattam, Sanskrit Theater Performance

Nepathya: Kudiyattam, Sanskrit Theater Performance
Kudiyattam is the last living performance tradition of Sanskrit theater in the world. Recognized by UNESCO as preserving “masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity,” this visually powerful tradition is performed by the troupe Nepathya, from...

Water by Deepa Mehta

Water by Deepa Mehta
Join us for a screening of Deepa Mehta’s acclaimed film Water (2005; 115 min.), part of the Elements trilogy. Set in 1938 Colonial India, against Mahatma Gandhi’s rise to power, the story begins when eight-year-old Chuyia is widowed and sent to a home where Hindu...
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