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The People’s Hero? Jayaprakash Narayan Reconsidered

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Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 05:00pm

END
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 06:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

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

SAI Student Event

Mircea Raianu, PhD Candidate, Harvard History Department; Graduate Student Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Benjamin Siegel, Assistant Professor of History, Boston University; former Predoctoral Fellow, Harvard Academy for Area Studies; former Graduate Student Associate, South Asia Institute

Anand Vaidya, South Asian Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard South Asia Institute; former Graduate Student Associate, South Asia Institute

Lydia Walker, PhD Candidate, Harvard History Department; Graduate Student Associate, South Asia Institute and Weatherhead Center for International Affair

Chair: Carolien Stolte, Niels Stensen Postdoctoral Fellow, History Department, Harvard University; Assistant Professor of History, Leiden University

Four current and former Graduate Student Associates at the South Asia Institute and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs will present a panel on the place of Jayaprakash Narayan (1902-1979) in modern Indian and international history. A complex and elusive political thinker, J.P. was a central figure both within and outside of post-independence India. As Gandhi’s supposed political heir, he was deeply invested in Indian domestic development, the Bhoodan Movement, and land reform. As a socialist personally connected to India’s leading business houses, he played a key role in the intellectual and institutional origins of “corporate social responsibility” in the 1950s and 1960s. As a leader of the international advocacy for anti-colonial nationalism, he lent his prestige to African nationalists like Jomo Kenyatta, Julius Nyerere, and Kenneth Kaunda. As the figurehead for the student-led “J.P.” movement, he catalyzed both the 1975 Emergency and the political movements, left and right, that have marked India’s post-Emergency political landscape.

J.P. Narayan was active in diverse, and often seemingly contradictory, contexts. There is a lack of comprehensive and synthetic scholarship on his life and work, which spanned most of India’s twentieth century. Combining cutting edge interdisciplinary projects on different facets of J.P.’s politics and anti-politics, this panel will put into conversation the many sides of J.P., generating a fruitful and invigorating discussion on the man known as Loknayak – The People’s Hero.

Co-sponsored with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs


The Life and Times of Dadabhai Naoroji

START
Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 06:00pm

END
Tue, Jan 13, 2015

VENUE
National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai

ADDRESS
Auditorium, National Gallery of Modern Art
Sir Cowasji Jehangir Public Hall
M.G. Road
Fort, Mumbai 400032

Dinyar Patel, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Harvard University, SAI Graduate Associate

Today, Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917) is primarily identified as an early economic thinker, a leader of the moderate wing of the Congress, and the first Indian elected to the British Parliament. This standard school textbook description, however, does little justice to the “Grand Old Man of India,” who was a far more complex and dynamic individual. During his nearly six decades of active political work, Naoroji laid the foundations for much of the Indian nationalist movement and became a globally recognized anti-imperialist figure. Drawing on over three years of intensive research in India, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, Patel will present a detailed examination of Naoroji’s career and also highlight some unusual finds from the archives.

Dinyar Patel is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Harvard University. His research has been supported by two grants from the Fulbright Program. Patel is co-editor, with Mushirul Hasan, of From Ghalib’s Dilli to Lutyens’ New Delhi: A Documentary Record (Oxford University Press, 2013) and co-editor, with S.R. Mehrotra, of Dadabhai Naoroji: Selected Private Papers (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2015). He is currently completing his dissertation on Naoroji.

Co-sponsored with the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, Ministry of Culture, Government of India in collaboration with SAI, Mumbai & Asia Society, India Chapter

Questions? Contact Namrata Arora, narora@hbs.edu

Tea will be served from 5.30pm to 5.55pm. Lecture will commence at 6pm sharp.


Pre-Departure Orientation

START
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 04:00pm

END
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S030
Harvard University

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

This is an orientation for students who are traveling to South Asia during Winter Session 2015, and will include travel tips and logistics, health and safety information, cultural introduction, and will provide an opportunity to meet other students who will be in the region. Food will be served!

All Harvard Students traveling to South Asia in Winter Session are welcome. Please RSVP to Nora Maginn, maginn@fas.harvard.edu if you’d like to join.


Interpreting Cultures

START
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 01:00pm

END
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

VENUE
Portico 123, Gund Hall

ADDRESS
Portico 123
Gund Hall
48 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join IndiaGSD for an illustrated lecture looking at projects in the realm of culture and heritage interpreted through an effective scenography. Siddhartha Das (designer – scenographer, New Delhi) will present his own projects including those for the historic Jal Mahal, Jaipur; an art museum complex, J D Centre of Art, Bhubaneswar;Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Museum Rietberg, Zurich and the Wellcome Collections, London


Harvard India Conference

START
Sat, Feb 15, 2014

END
Sun, Feb 16, 2014

VENUE
Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School

ADDRESS
Harvard Business School
100 Western Ave.
Boston, MA 02163

Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Join us at the 12th edition of the India Conference at Harvard to exchange powerful ideas, kindle new partnerships, question the status-quo and push your peers and yourself to shape your idea of what India in the 21st century stands for. The theme of this year’s conference is India, Turning the Page: Prospects and Paradoxes and speakers include Pawan Munjal, CEO of Hero Corp; Gen V.K. Singh, Former Chief of the Indian Army; Barkha Dutt, Group Editor, NDTV; Aruna Roy, Political and Social Activist; Ambassador Shyam Saran, Bollywood Director Shakun Batra and many more. Panel topics cover a wide range of interests such as Tourism and Hospitality, Global Implications of Indian politics, the LGBT rights movement, Women interaction in the corporate world and the Future of impact investing in India, among others.


Memoirs of the Badshahi Mosque

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Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 05:30pm

END
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 07:00pm

Book Launch Talk

Talha Jalal, Johns Hopkins University

Gulru Necipoglu, Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art and Director of the Aga Khan Program of Islamic Architecture at Harvard University

The Harvard Pakistan Students Group (HPSG) cordially invites you to a talk by Talha Jalal based on his book Memoris of the Badshahi Mosque published by Oxford University Press. Talha Jalal will speak about his research on the book conducted in Pakistan which culminated in this narrative – an ‘unconventional attempt,’ as the author tells us – that brings together historical, political and artistic aspects of the mosque. There will be a presentation by the speaker followed by a question/answer session moderated by Prof. Necipoglu.

About the speaker: Talha Jalal graduated from Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, with a Masters in history and international relations. Prior to that, he was a research assistant to the eminent historian Prof. Nomanul Haq at Lahore University of Management Studies (LUMS), Pakistan. He also authored a multi-volume concordance of the Persian text of the Masnavi of Rumi which is forthcoming. He has also been a freelance journalist in Lahore and has published in The Friday Times, Daily Times, and Eclectica magazine. He is currently a Research Associate at the Foreign Policy Institute, Washington, DC.

Sponsored by the Harvard Pakistan Students Group and the The Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program. 


India Changing: Searching and Supporting Innovation Insurgents

START
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 03:00pm

END
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 04:00pm

VENUE
Harvard Kennedy School, T-301, Taubman Building (Third Floor)

ADDRESS
Harvard Kennedy School
T-301, Taubman Building (Third Floor)
79 John F. Kennedy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Professor Anil Gupta, founder of the Honey Bee Network, will deliver a talk titled “India Changing: searching and supporting innovation insurgents.” The talk will focus on the ecosystem of inclusive innovations emerging in India, with global implications. There will be examples from five focii of innovations: children, tech students, informal sector, professionals and public systems.


Water and Climate Change Seminar Series

START
Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 06:00pm

END
Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 08:00pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K262
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Water as a Platform for Development: A Student Panel from a Summer in Pakistan

Chair: John Briscoe, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering Harvard University
Harvard Student Panelists: Laila Kasuri, Anjali Lohani, Erum Khalid Sattar, and Hassaan Yousuf 

View the full discussion on Vimeo.


Student Seminar: Mumbai Port Project

START
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 04:00pm

END
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

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

Co-Discussants:
Rahul Mehrotra, Professor and Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Nicolas P. Retsinas, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School; Lecturer in Housing, Harvard Graduate School of Design



The Arts and Social Change in Pakistan: An Evening of Conversation and Music with Shehzad Roy

START
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 06:30pm

END
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 08:00pm

VENUE
Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH)

ADDRESS
Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH)
59 Shepard Street
Cambridge 02138

Pakistani music icon and social activist, Shehzad Roy will talk about his new documentary series titled “Chal Parha.”The show dramatizes Roy’s journey to schools across Pakistan and stages and expose of Pakistan’s national education system. Roy will share how his music has helped him advocate for education reform and will expand upon some of the key lessons he has learnt from his journey across Pakistan’s schools. The conversation will be led by Professor Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures and Director of the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard, and Mariam Chughtai, doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

The evening will close with an intimate performance by Roy of some of the audience’s most requested songs.

Co-sponsored by: Harvard Pakistan Student Group, Harvard College Pakistan Student Association, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Harvard South Asia Institute.