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Culture, Language, and Identity: Perspectives Through South Asian Art

The show features two artists from Pakistan and India who reflect on the impact of The 1947 Partition of British India in their works. Mahboob Jokhio and Krupa Makhija explore the interplay between culture, language and identity through a deeply personal lens.

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The Art of the Ghazal: Ali Sethi and Ali Asani

WHEN
Fri, May 3, 2019 from 05:00pm — 07:00pm

VENUE
Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

ADDRESS
Fong Auditorium
Boylston Hall
Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA

In this demonstration, Pakistani musical sensation Ali Sethi and Harvard Professor Ali Asani will take you into the lyrical world of ghazals. The ghazal originated in Arabia in the 7th century and developed into a significant literary genre in Persian, Urdu, and other South Asian languages. It may be understood as a poetic expression of […]

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Visiting Artist Fellows Exhibition Reception: Partition Perspectives

WHEN
Tue, Mar 12, 2019 from 06:00pm — 08:00pm

VENUE
Harvard Allston Education Portal

ADDRESS
Harvard Allston Education Portal
224 Western Ave.
Allston, MA

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.

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2019 Summer Grants Open House

WHEN
Wed, Jan 30, 2019 from 04:30pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

The Mittal Institute’s summer student grant applications for 2019 are now open. If you’re a Harvard undergraduate or graduate student looking to fund your research, internship, or language study in South Asia this summer, the deadline to apply for a grant is February 8. Come hear about The Mittal Institute’s funding opportunities for Summer 2019. At our Open House, […]

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Welcome Back Mixer

WHEN
Wed, Sep 5, 2018 from 04:30pm — 06:00pm

COST   Free

VENUE
CGIS South Concourse
Harvard University

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

Celebrate the start of the school year with the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute. Meet our team and learn about funding opportunities that are available to students and fellows, and see about the various South Asia-related students group at Harvard. There will be free tea and snacks, and all are welcome!

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“Aadhaar, India’s Biometric, Unified Payment Interface and the India Stack: Technology at Scale for Development” with Nandan Nilekani

WHEN
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 from 05:30pm — 06:45pm

VENUE
Emerson Hall, Harvard Yard

ADDRESS
Emerson Hall, Harvard Yard
Room 305
25 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

A talk by Nandan Nilekani, former Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and founder of Infosys. Discussant: Tarun Khanna, Director, South Asian Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School

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Welcome back!

WHEN
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 05:00pm

COST   FREE

VENUE
CGIS South Concourse
Harvard University

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

Celebrate the start of the school year with SAI! The Welcome Back Mixer is a chance for students to enjoy delicious South Asian food while meeting SAI’s Visiting Fellows and faculty, learning about student funding opportunities, and meeting with representatives from Harvard South Asia student groups.

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