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Poetry Against Tyranny: A Reading and Conversation with Three Burmese Poets

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Fri, Feb 4, 2022 from 04:00pm — 05:45pm

Register for the talk Speakers: Me Me Khant (Penname: PamarNi) is a Burmese poet from Yangon, Myanmar. She began her poetry journey by writing political poems in local media outlets, criticizing the military-controlled education system (particularly the National Education Law) and crackdown of the journalists. She has then transitioned to composing a wide array of topics […]

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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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Concert from Bangladesh

6pm Dhaka – 6pm London – 6pm New York Stream the Virtual Concert Concert from Bangladesh is a mixed reality music concert, using cutting edge technology to take audiences on a virtual audio-visual journey through Bangladesh past and present, encompassing mystical Baul singers from rural Kushtia, experimental electronics and hip hop from the streets of […]

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25th Annual Harvard India Poetry Meeting

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Sun, May 16, 2021 at 10:00am

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Webinar

The theme for this year’s India Poetry Reading is “Mother Nature.” 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 hosted in partnership with the Department of South Asian Studies at Harvard University and South Asian […]

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Channels of Expression in Times of Change

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Wed, Oct 7, 2020 from 01:00pm — 02:00pm

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Webinar

Featuring music and dance across continents, this session sheds light on creative and expressive processes and celebrates the means of resilience they provide. Four units of Harvard University across continents will present dance expressions of ancient, modern, and contemporary understandings of: Cosmic synergies encompassing both change and equilibrium in the cosmos (Asia) Timeless truths on human […]

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Khusrau’s River of Love: Cosmopolitanism and Inclusion in South Asian Traditions

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Thu, Oct 8, 2020 from 07:30am — 09:00am

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Webinar

Preview: https://bit.ly/34uH0Rn In its recent history, South Asia has witnessed a deep polarization of society fueled by ideologies that seek to exclude “the other,” variously defined through the lens of caste, religion, ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation, and race. Promoted through various media, these exclusionary discourses have overshadowed the region’s rich legacy of inclusion and […]

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24th Annual Harvard India Virtual Poetry Meeting

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Sun, May 17, 2020 at 02:00pm

The theme for this year’s India Poetry Reading is “Justice.” 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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India Science Festival 2020

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Sat, Jan 11, 2020 at 10:30am —
Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at 06:45pm

The beginning of 2020 will mark a massive celebration of science and technology with the India Science Fest, which aims to bridge the gap between science and society. This extravaganza is a non-profit initiative to help youth engage with the latest in science from across the world, fueling curiosity and demystifying the scientific career path. Aspiring Minds, an Indian-born global assessments leader, is a lead organizer of the Festival in association with the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University, the primary academic partner for the event.

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Pride & Progress Film Festival and Symposium

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Fri, Oct 25, 2019 from 09:00am — 06:00pm

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Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA

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Harvard Kennedy School
Cambridge, MA

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.

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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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Welcome Back Mixer

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Wed, Sep 4, 2019 from 04:30pm — 06:00pm

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CGIS South Concourse
Harvard University

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

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! 

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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

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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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