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Pride & Progress Film Festival and Symposium

Pride & Progress Film Festival and Symposium

The Pride & Progress film festival and symposium will screen movies and highlight human rights filmmakers and activists who are leading the cultural fight against laws that criminalize and discriminate against LGBTQ+ people in the former British colonies.

Art Exhibition: Exploring Identity Through a Contemporary South Asian Lens

Art Exhibition: Exploring Identity Through a Contemporary South Asian Lens

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.

Welcome Back Mixer

Welcome Back Mixer

Celebrate the start of the school year with the Mittal Institute over chai and snacks! Learn from our team about the work that the Mittal Institute is doing in South Asia and the numerous funding opportunities available, interact with various Harvard South Asia student groups, and meet with other Harvard students who are interested in South Asia! 

23rd Annual Harvard India Poetry Meeting

23rd Annual Harvard India Poetry Meeting
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...

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

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

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.

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...

The Art of the Ghazal: Ali Sethi and Ali Asani

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

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.

Autumn Moon: An Evening of Hindustani Music with Aastha Goswami

Autumn Moon: An Evening of Hindustani Music with Aastha Goswami
Join celebrated Hindustani musician Aastha Goswami for an intimate concert on Harvard campus. Aastha Goswami received her music training from the prestigious ITC SangeetResearch Academy in Kolkata where she trained under the tutelage of Pandit Arun Bhaduri and...

Welcome Back Mixer

Welcome Back Mixer

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!

Worldwide Week at Harvard 2018

Worldwide Week at Harvard showcases the remarkable breadth of Harvard’s global engagement. During Worldwide Week, Harvard Schools, research centers, departments, and student organizations host academic and cultural events with global or international themes. For more...
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