Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 09:00am
Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 10:00am
9:00–10:00 AM EST // 6:30–7:30 PM IST // 6:00–7:00 PM PKT // 7:00–8:00 PM BST
Venue: Virtual via Zoom: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/91387696938
This event will also be streamed LIVE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mittalinstitute.newdelhi/
- Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of History, Harvard University
- Dinyar Patel, Assistant Professor, S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research
In 1906, Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917) declared swaraj, or Indian self-government, as the goal of the Indian National Congress. This talk will examine how Naoroji developed the idea of swaraj during his five decades-long political and nationalist career, which included groundbreaking economic research on Indian poverty, engagement with emancipatory movements around the world, and becoming the first-ever Asian elected to the British Parliament. Naoroji’s swaraj, as we will see, was global in nature. It evolved from contact with European liberalism and socialism and, at the same time, had a significant influence on the growth of global anti-colonialism and antiracism.
Fri, Mar 6, 2020 at 12:30pm
Fri, Mar 6, 2020 at 02:00pm
Founded in 1972, BRAC has become one of the largest and most successful NGOs in the world. Dr. Muhammad Musa, Executive Director of BRAC International, will discuss the efforts that go into making BRAC a success, and explore the organization’s vision to continue expanding in Bangladesh and around the world.
Lunch will be provided.
- Muhammad Musa, Executive Director, BRAC International
- Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; Faculty Director, Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 05:00pm
Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 07:00pm
The panelists will discuss India’s recent legislation on citizenship and what it means for the nation’s future.
This event is hosted by the Harvard University Asia Center and co-sponsored by the Mittal Institute.
- Suraj Yengde, Dalit scholar, activist, and postdoctoral fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
- Esha Meher, Lawyer, Supreme Court of India
- Hemanth Bharatha Chakravarthy, Sophomore, Harvard College
- Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University
Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 05:00pm
Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 07:00pm
In South Asia, the current debate around issues of citizenship has ignited divisions and unrest; however, the roots of these issues stretch back much further. This interdisciplinary panel will explore the post-Partition history of citizenship in the region, legal and constitutional developments, and the issues at play on both sides of recent legislation and counter-movements.
- Sana Aiyar, Associate Professor of History, MIT
- Kalyani Ramnath, Prize Fellow in Economics, History, and Politics, Harvard University
- Sahana Ghosh, Postdoctoral Fellow in International and Public Affairs, Brown University
- Suchitra Vijayan, Founder and Executive Director, The Polis Project
- Rohit De, Associate Professor, Yale University
Ashu Varshney gives testimony at USCIRF Hearing on Citizenship Laws and Religious Freedom
Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 06:00pm
Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 08:30pm
“Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World”, an event jointly organized by The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute and the Harvard Global Health Institute and presented in New Delhi, examined the connections between human, animal and environmental health, and the response to disease outbreaks in India.
Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 03:00pm
Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 06:00pm
Jacqueline Bhabha (Professor, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health) will be in conversation with Neha J Hiranandani to discuss her book Girl Power: Indian Women Who Broke the Rules. The discussion will focus on the challenges young women still face when it comes to access to education and health while negotiating with the societal expectations. Keeping in with the theme of Neha Hiranandani’s Girl Power – a book about bringing forth the stories of ‘rebel women’ in India – it will ponder on the factors that contribute to the success of many who do break the mould, against the odds.
Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 06:00pm
Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 08:00pm
Speaker: Naveen Bharathi, Mittal Institute Raghunathan Family Fellow, 2019-2020
Moderator: Satish Deshpande, Professor of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics
This presentation will show how residential caste-segregation is independent of city size, using the first-ever large-scale evidence of neighborhood-resolution data from 147 of the largest cities in contemporary India. Bharathi will discuss one of the central conundrums in Indian urbanism — the persistence of caste segregation across the country, and across cities of varying sizes. This finding punctures a hole in one of the central normative promises of India’s urbanization: the gradual withering of traditional caste-based segregation. The talk will provide further fine-grained evidence on the ghettoization of the most spatially marginalized groups in urban India: Muslims and Dalits.
Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 06:00pm
Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 07:30pm
India’s coal industry is highly contested today. Between the immediacy of coal shortages, the transition to renewable energy, and air pollution problems, the long history of the coal industry and India’s deep economic and social dependence on the fuel gets lost in conversation. In this talk, Rohit will give a brief historical sketch of the Indian coal industry, and discuss some of the reasons why Coal India as both a company and a developmental actor has persisted, and is likely to persist in the near future. In particular, he will discuss the political and financial adaptations of the Indian coal industry since its nationalization in the early 1970s and some of the characteristics which differentiate it from other PSUs.