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

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Sun, May 5, 2019 from 07:00pm — 08:30pm

COST   General public: $10 Students and Harvard ID holders: Free

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.

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Mallika Sarabhai: Dance to Change the World

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Tue, Apr 9, 2019 from 04:30pm — 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S030
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S030
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

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 works around the world. A constant activist for societal education and women’s empowerment, Sarabhai has created […]

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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

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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

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

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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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Autumn Moon: An Evening of Hindustani Music with Aastha Goswami

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Wed, Oct 10, 2018 from 07:30pm — 09:00pm

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 the legendary Padma Vibhushan Smt. Girija Devi Ji.   Performing for more than 20 years all over India, with […]

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Welcome Back Mixer

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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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Worldwide Week at Harvard 2018

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Mon, Oct 22, 2018 - Fri, Oct 26, 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 information, please visit https://worldwide.harvard.edu/worldwide-week  

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Coming Out and Coming Back: Rediscovering Hinduism After Coming Out

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Wed, Apr 25, 2018 from 05:00pm — 06:30pm

Dr. Om Lala, MD, MBA, MPH ‘12, AB ‘06, former President of Dharma and Founder of the Harvard Interfaith Council, will begin by discussing his experience of grappling with his Hindu faith after coming out as gay. Treating Dr. Lala’s experience as a case study, the discussion will then ask broader questions about Hinduism, sexual […]

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