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.
Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 12:15pm
Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 02:00pm
Satchit Balsari, FXB Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Faculty, Emergency Medicine, HMS/BIDM
Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; Director, SAI
Moderator: Yee Htun, Clinical Instructor, Harvard Law School
SAI Director Tarun Khanna and FXB Fellow Satchit Balsari will run a discussion that focuses on the effects of forced migration, the 1947 Partition of British India, and how moving large groups of people across borders affected countries such as present-day India and Pakistan. This seminar also ties in research from SAI’s ongoing research related to the Partition.
Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center.
Fri, Mar 9, 2018
Fri, Mar 9, 2018
Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 02:00pm
Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 04:00pm
Professor Adam Auerbach’s (American University) research and teaching interests include the political economy of development, local governance and representation, and comparative political institutions, with a regional focus on South Asia and India in particular.
Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 04:00pm
Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 05:30pm
Drawing on fieldwork in a range of communities in Delhi, Heller documents inequity and exclusion within basic service distribution across the city.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 04:00pm
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 05:00pm
Join Harvard area studies centers and the Office of Career Services at an information session about Wintersession opportunities during the January break for Harvard undergraduates.
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Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 04:00pm
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 05:30pm
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.
Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 06:00pm
Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 07:30pm
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 a conversation about the intersection of culture, journalism and religion in today’s global environment.
The conversation is cosponsored by the Center Stage program of New England Foundation For The Arts and SAI
Reception to follow.
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 05:00pm
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 07:00pm
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 witnessed two partitions: 1947 and 1971. For the 1947 Partition of India, Chen plans to feature excerpts from her grandmother’s letters written that year from Rawalpindi to family in the USA, and also her own few memories of that time as a 3-year-old. For the 1971 Partition of Pakistan, Chen will recall a series of events she witnessed: the cyclone and tidal wave of November 1970, the elections of December 1970, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s historic speech in March 1971, the military crackdown that led to civil war later that month, and Sheikh Mujib’s release from Pakistani custody and return to Dhaka in January 1972.
Light refreshments will be served.
This series, part of the SAI research project ‘Looking Back, Informing the Future: The 1947 Partition of British India – Implications of Mass Dislocations Across Geographies’ will explore issues that have often been ignored in the context of the Partition as well as discuss their relevance and impact today, both in South Asia and in other parts of the world. Through two-hour seminars spread over eight sessions, faculty, students, and community members will be brought together to explore the various facets of this complex historic event.