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Hinduism in Nepal: The Ritual Dimension

Hinduism in Nepal: The Ritual Dimension

As part of the Nepal Studies Program, Professor Michael Witzel from Harvard University will lead a conference titled “Hinduism in Nepal: The Ritual Dimension.” Ritual has played a major role in Hindu societies, from the Vedas to modern times, and it has been particularly prominent in Nepalese society. It accompanies individuals from morning until night, from birth to death, and it shapes the customs of society throughout the year. This conference will explore some of the rituals, past and present, that are typical for Nepal. Stress is put on the extensive documentation that has been carried out over the past few decades, with a particular focus on fire rituals.

India’s Upcoming Elections: What’s at Stake?

India’s Upcoming Elections: What’s at Stake?

In this event, Professor Ashu Varshney, Ronak Desai, and Hasit Shah will discuss the pressure points of the upcoming Indian election.

Speakers:
Ashu Varshney, Director of the Center for Contemporary South Asia and Sol Goldman Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs at Brown University
Ronak Desai, Vice Chair of the Indian Practice at Steptoe and Law & Security Fellow at New America
Hasit Shah, Journalist and Expert on Digital Media and Internet Access in India

Panel Discussion: Democracy in Distress in South Asia

Panel Discussion: Democracy in Distress in South Asia
Panelists Sugata Bose Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University Rohit De Assistant Professor of History, Yale University Sreenivasan Jain Anchor and Managing Editor, New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) Ayesha Jalal Mary Richardson Professor...

Reporting on Asia: A Discussion with Four Nieman Fellows

Reporting on Asia: A Discussion with Four Nieman Fellows
Glenda M. Gloria, Managing Editor and Co-Founder of Rappler, Philippines social news network Shalini Singh, Features Reporter, New Delhi, India; former reporter for The Week and the Hindustan Times; founding trustee at the People’s Archive of Rural India Bonny...

B4 Valedictory Event in Bangalore

B4 Valedictory Event in Bangalore

B4’s intensive two-week workshop on Genomic Applications in Healthcare & Translational Research will culminate in a valedictory event featuring a key note by Dr. VijayRaghavan (Secretary of Department of Biotechnology, India.)