Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 12:15pm
Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 02:00pm
Asia Center Seminar Series
Professor Jinah Kim, Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University
Chair: Parimal Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, Harvard University
Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 12:00pm
Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 01:00pm
Can mobile money help the rural poor become more resilient to climate change shocks? Imtiaz ul Haq presents new evidence using satellite data from the world’s most successful mobile money market, Kenya, and discusses how the findings translate to South Asia.
Imtiaz ul Haq, Aman Visiting Fellow; Assistant Professor Of Economics At The Lahore University Of Management Sciences, Pakistan
Chair: Shawn Cole, John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 06:15pm
Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 08:30pm
Speaker: Cynthia Stephen, Independent Researcher on gender, poverty, development and policy issues.
Light refreshments will be served.
Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 06:00pm
Wed, Apr 4, 2018
Even after 70 years of India’s emancipation it has remained plagued by the caste system and untouchability is its worst form of manifestation. Critically acclaimed director Stalin K looks at the insidious ways in which the social marginalization of a quarter of India’s population is sustained with the collusion of state agencies.
[read more on IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1552060/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl]
Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 03:00pm
Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 04:30pm
Dr. R. Siva Kumar
Professor of History of Art, Visva Bharati University
Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art & Architecture
Dr. R. Siva Kumar will give an illustrated talk on Rabindranath Tagore’s contribution to the evolution of modern Indian art and his emergence as a painter. While Rabindranath began to paint in 1928 when he was 67 years of age, his interest in art goes back to the last decades of the 19th century and he established the art school at Santiniketan in 1919. Through his encounters with world art, Rabindranath who had initially believed that it was beyond him to become an artist, discovered himself as an artist.
Co-sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 06:00pm
Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 08:00pm
Performance by Ankit Chadha
Chair: Hajnalka Kovacs, Preceptor in Hindi and Urdu, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University
Dastangoi, the lost art of Urdu storytelling, developed in 8th century CE around the adventures of an Arab hero, Amir Hamza. These stories became very popular in 19th century North India. With the demise of the last known exponent of the art form in 1928, Mir Baqar Ali, the form also died with him. The modern revival has seen not just the performance of the traditional stories from the Hamza dastan, but also the adaptations of more local and contemporary themes. Ankit Chadha, a writer and storyteller, has been a practitioner of Dastangoi since 2010. His writing varies from biographical accounts of personalities like Kabir, Rahim, Dara Shikoh and Majaaz to modern folk tales on corporate culture, internet and mobile technology. Ankit also has works for young audiences and has worked on Urdu adaptations of children’s classics; including Alice and The Little Prince. He is the author of the award-winning book for children, My Gandhi Story, and the recently released, Amir Khusrau – The Man in Riddles.
Possible through the generosity of the Asia Center. Co-sponsored with the Department of South Asian Studies.
Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 06:00pm
Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 07:30pm
Dr. K. Thangaraj is a Senior Principal Scientist and Group Leader at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad. His main research interests are the origin of modern humans, cardiovascular diseases, mitochondrial disorders, male infertility, sex determination, forensic genetics and the Genetic basis of Ayurveda prakritis.
Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 06:00pm
Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 07:30pm
Mr. Rohit Kumar Singh is a Board Member (Finance) of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), which has a budget of USD 17 billion. He is also the CEO and Managing Director of the operations arm of the Indian Highway Management Company Ltd. Mr. Singh served as the Joint Secretary to the Government for 5 years and was responsible for the policy planning of PPPs in National Highways.
Thu, Apr 5, 2018
Thu, Apr 5, 2018
SAI Director Tarun Khanna will speak about the Institute’s commitment to studying and researching all aspects of South Asia, alongside its productive partnerships with major Indian institutions in the arts, social entrepreneurship, and life sciences. The talk will be moderated by Shri Jayant Sinha, Hon. Minister of State for Civil Aviation.
Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 06:00pm
Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 07:30pm
To launch the official opening, The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute (SAI), Harvard University, India Office will be hosting a series of events in March and April. For the first event, feminist historian Uma Chakravarti and feminist publisher Urvashi Butalia will give a seminar on Partition.