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SAI Event Topic : Book Talks and Films

Book Talk: “Violent Modernities – Cultural Lives of Law in the New India”

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Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 09:30am

Register for this talk via zoom   Speaker Oishik Sircar, Professor, Jindal Global Law School Discussants Faizan Jawed Siddiqi, Lecturer, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT Mini Saxena, Lawyer; Harvard Law School LLM Candidate, ’22 Chair Durba Mitra, Assistant Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard University; Carol K. Pforzheimer Assistant Professor, […]

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Film Screening and Discussion: Two Poets and a River

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Wed, Mar 23, 2022 - Tue, Mar 29, 2022

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 5 p.m. EST (Run time: 2h 4 m) In-person Film Screening | Free and open to public   Thursday, March 24-Tuesday, March 29, 2022 Online Film Screening To receive information to watch the film, sign up here: https://forms.gle/8SVCQtUFSDJYf7ke7.   Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 12:00 p.m. EST Panel Discussion with the Filmmaker Respondents: […]

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Book Talk: “Phantom Plague: How Tuberculosis Shaped History”

Register for the “Phantom Plague” Book Talk On World Tuberculosis Day, this panel will discuss the history of the spread of tuberculosis, particularly among the most vulnerable populations across the globe, and lessons to be learned from historical public health crises and failures. Vidya Krishnan, Author and Journalist Discussant: Madhukar Pai, Canada Research Chair in […]

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The Kinetic City & Other Essays

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Mon, Nov 29, 2021 from 12:30pm — 01:30pm

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Webinar

Register for the talk The Kinetic City (ArchiTangle, 2021) presents Rahul Mehrotra’s writings over the last thirty years and illustrates his long-term engagement with and analysis of urbanism in India. This work has given rise to a new conceptualization of the city. Mehrotra calls it the Kinetic City, a counterpoint to the Static City, as […]

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India and Asian Geopolitics: The Past, Present

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Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 10:00am

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Webinar

Please join the Future of Diplomacy Project, the Center for Public Leadership, and the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University for a conversation with Shivshankar Menon, former National Security Advisor and Foreign Secretary of India, about his new book on India’s foreign policy entitled India and Asian Geopolitics: The Past, Present. Mr. Menon […]

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Breaking the Mould: Girl Power and Beyond in Contemporary India

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Tue, Jan 14, 2020 from 03:00pm — 06:00pm

Jacqueline Bhabha (Professor, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health) will be in conversation with Neha J Hiranandani to discuss her book Girl Power: Indian Women Who Broke the Rules. The discussion will focus on the challenges young women still face when it comes to access to education and health while negotiating with the societal expectations. […]

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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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“Reason” Film Screening and Discussion

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Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 03:30pm

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CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for a screening of “Reason,” an award-winning film, followed by a discussion with the film’s Director, Anand Patwardhan. The screening will begin at 3:30 PM, with the discussion session beginning at 6:15 PM. Speakers: Anand Patwardhan, Documentary Filmmaker and Director of “Reason” Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University […]

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Crisis in Kashmir: Valley of Saints Film Screening

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 from 05:00pm — 07:00pm

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CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

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

Film Director Musa Syeed will join Professor Ali Asani for a screening of his film, Valley of Saints, followed by a question-and-answer session.

About the Film:
Dal Lake is a sprawling aquatic community in Kashmir where erupting political violence often distracts from the natural beauty. Gulzar, a young, working-class boatman, plans to skip town with his best friend in search of a better life, but a weeklong military curfew derails their departure. Forced to wait it out, Gulzar takes a job assisting a scientist named Asifa. As they navigate the floating landscape, an unlikely relationship blossoms between the two. When Asifa’s research reveals that the lake and an entire way of life face an alarming threat, everything in Gulzar’s own life begins to take on a new hue. Intricately weaving contemporary issues with traditional culture and ancient myths, VALLEY OF SAINTS is a vibrant, lyrical film about finding one’s path home in a changing world.

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Book Talk: Forging the Ideal Educated Girl: The Production of Desirable Subjects in Muslim South Asia

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Wed, Apr 17, 2019 from 05:30pm — 07:00pm

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CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

Dr. Shenila Khoja-Moolji is Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Bowdoin College. Her work examines the interplay of gender, race, religion, and power in transnational contexts, particularly in relation to Muslim populations. Dr. Khoja-Moolji is the author of Forging the Ideal Educated Girl: The Production of Desirable Subjects in Muslim South Asia. […]

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Film Screening: Amar Kanwar — Such a Morning

Amar Kanwar (b. 1964) is a New Delhi-based filmmaker and artist whose work has powerfully mined the potential of a slower, drifting method of moving image to forge a politically charged and engaged mode of gently expanded cinema. Kanwar’s critically acclaimed yet fiercely debated Such a Morning hovers on the border between magical realist allegory and slow cinema trance film with an almost Calvino-like fable of a renowned mathematician impulsively abandoning his university post, without explanation, to hibernate in a train car abandoned deep in a lush forest.

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Book Talk: The Future Is Asian

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Tue, Feb 19, 2019 from 04:15pm — 06:00pm

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CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

Parag Khanna, Managing Partner of FutureMap, will discuss his new book entitled “The Future Is Asian,” in a talk chaired by Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School and Director of The Mittal Institute.    This event is co-sponsored with the Harvard University Asia Center.   About the book:   “The ‘Asian […]

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