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SAI Event Type : Seminars


Artist Talk: Landscape of Abstraction

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Thu, Mar 30, 2017 from 12:00pm — 01:30pm

Arts Seminar Madhu Das, Visiting Artist, SAI Arts Program Chair: Susan Bean, Independent Scholar and Chair, Art & Archaeology Center, American Institute of Indian Studies Madhu Das is a multi-disciplinary Visual Artist based in Mumbai, India; his artistic practice is primarily concerned with the projection of identity onto the social and natural world: in a way that […]

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Conversation on the Intersection of Culture, Journalism and Religion

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Mon, Mar 27, 2017 from 06:00pm — 07:30pm

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CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Muslim Societies in South Asia Seminar Madeeha Syed, Pakistani Journalist Marco Werman, The World Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University Join Pakistani journalist Madeeha Syed, Marco Werman from Public Radio International’s The World, and Ali S. Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard University, for […]

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Partition Project: Focus Group Discussion

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Wed, Mar 1, 2017 from 07:00pm — 07:30pm

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CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Please join us after the Seminar Series event for a brief group discussion to share reflections on the presentation. The newest initiative, the 1947 Partition Stories ‘Looking Back’ project, is a collaborative effort to extend the lessons from Partition into today. Our goal is to reflect on how the consequences of Partition have manifested and extend […]

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“Argaḍa” and “Nirargaḍa”

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Thu, Feb 9, 2017 from 12:00pm — 01:30pm

Cosponsored Event Liu Zhen, Professor, National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, Fudan University; Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute Chair/Discussant: Michael Witzel, Wales Professor of Sanskrit, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University This talk will offer a short introduction to the Sanskrit word “argaḍa” and its antonym “nirargaḍa”. The word “argaḍa” first appears in Brāhmaṇa literature […]

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Partition Project: Focus Group Discussion

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Wed, Feb 1, 2017 from 07:00pm — 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Special Event About the group discussion: Please join us after the Seminar Series event for a brief group discussion to share reflections on the presentation. The newest initiative, the 1947 Partition Stories ‘Looking Back’ project, is a collaborative effort to extend the lessons from Partition into today. Our goal is to reflect on how the consequences […]

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Enfranchising Your Own? Experimental Evidence on Bureaucrat Diversity and Election Bias

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Fri, Apr 7, 2017 from 02:00pm — 04:00pm

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CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics Yusuf Neggers, Postdoctoral Fellow, Watson Institute, Brown University Simon Chauchard, Assistant Professor of Government Department, Dartmouth College Chair: Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Director of the Brown-India Initiative Read the seminar paper. Cosponsored with the Center for Contemporary South Asia at the […]

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Coins as Historical Puzzles: Examples from Ancient India

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Wed, Apr 5, 2017 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

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CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Coins are small metallic documents of the past. In the images and legends impressed upon them, they contain clues that can give us insights into the times in which they were created and used. In this talk, examples from ancient India will be used to show how the unpuzzling of these clues can help us bring back forgotten dynasties, recreate historical events and shine a light on political and economic conditions.

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The Lessons Private Schools Teach: Using a Field Experiment to Understand the Effects of Private Schools on Political Behavior

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Fri, Mar 10, 2017 from 02:00pm — 04:00pm

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CGIS Knafel, K262
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics Emmerich Davies Escobar, Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard University Graduate School of Education  Bryce Millett Steinberg, Postdoctoral Fellow in International and Public Affairs, Brown University Chair: Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Director of the Brown-India Initiative Cosponsored with the Center for Contemporary […]

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Dastangoi: The art of Urdu storytelling

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Mon, Mar 6, 2017 from 04:30pm — 06:00pm

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CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

*Please not the change in start time. Muslim Societies in South Asia Seminar Ankit Chadha, Storyteller / Author Chair: Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University Dastangoi, the lost art of Urdu storytelling, developed in eighth century A.D. around the adventures of an Arab hero, Amir Hamza. These stories became very popular in […]

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Witness to Two Partitions: 1947 and 1971

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Wed, Mar 22, 2017 from 05:00pm — 07:00pm

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CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Partition Seminar Martha Chen, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, Affiliated Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and International Coordinator of the global research-policy-action network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) Chen will be speaking from a personal perspective, as a long-term resident of India and Pakistan who […]

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The Radcliffe Boundary Commission: Cartography and Conflict in the Partition of India and Pakistan

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Wed, Mar 8, 2017 from 05:00pm — 07:00pm

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CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Partition Seminar Lucy Chester, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder Over a period of six weeks in the summer of 1947, Cyril Radcliffe, a British lawyer who had never been to India and had no experience in boundary-making, drew a 2500-mile-long line that would divide India and Pakistan. This talk will examine the pseudo-judicial framework and deeply […]

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The Short and Long Run Impacts of the Partition / Crowd Sourcing Memories

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Wed, Mar 1, 2017 from 05:00pm — 07:00pm

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CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Partition Seminar 5:00 – 6:00 PM: The Short and Long Run Impacts of the Partition Prashant Bharadwaj, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California, San Diego This paper examines how areas affected by the partition fare in the long run. Using migrant presence as a proxy for the intensity of the […]

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