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SAI Event Type : Seminars


Portable Visions: Indic Manuscripts and Esoteric Buddhism on the Move, Alchi to Borobudur

START
Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 12:15pm

END
Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 02:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

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 


Seventy Years on: Pakistan’s Perils to Democracy

START
Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 12:15pm

END
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

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

Ajmal Qureshi, Senior Fellow, Harvard University Asia Center; former Representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Uganda and China

ChairProfessor Roderick MacFarquhar, Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science, Emeritus

S153, 1st Floor, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

Asia Center Fellows Seminar Series; co-sponsored by the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute


Building Resilience through Mobile Money

START
Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 12:00pm

END
Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 01:00pm

VENUE
Room T401


VENUE
Darman Room, Center for Public Leadership, Taubman Building (1st Floor), Harvard Kennedy School

ADDRESS
Darman Room
Center for Public Leadership
Taubman Building (1st Floor)
Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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


Rethinking Dalit Feminism

START
Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 06:15pm

END
Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 08:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

Speaker: Cynthia Stephen, Independent Researcher on gender, poverty, development and policy issues. 

Light refreshments will be served. 



Movie Screening by IndiaGSD: India Untouched

START
Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 06:00pm

END
Wed, Apr 4, 2018

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

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


From Interlocutor to Painter: Rabindranath Tagore and Modern Indian Art

START
Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 03:00pm

END
Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 04:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

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

Dr. R. Siva Kumar
Professor of History of Art, Visva Bharati University

Chair:
Jinah Kim
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.


Arts at SAI: Dastangoi Performance by Ankit Chadha

START
Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 06:00pm

END
Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 08:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Performance by Ankit Chadha

Chair: Hajnalka KovacsPreceptor 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. 


Human Origin, Health and Disease: Genomic Perspectives

START
Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 06:00pm

END
Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 07:30pm

VENUE
New Delhi

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.


Reviving Public-Private Partnerships in India: Highways Leading the Way

START
Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 06:00pm

END
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.


Trust and Creativity: Fostering Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

START
Thu, Apr 5, 2018

END
Thu, Apr 5, 2018

VENUE
New Delhi

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.


1947 Partition of British India

START
Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 06:00pm

END
Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 07:30pm

VENUE
N. Delhi

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.