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This Divided Island

WHEN
Mon, Apr 18, 2016 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Book Talk Samanth Subramanian, Author Chair: Charles Hallisey, Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures, Harvard Divinity School In the summer of 2009, the leader of the Tamil Tigers was killed, bringing to a bloody end the stubborn and complicated civil war in Sri Lanka. For nearly thirty years it had stretched its fingers: into the bustle […]

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Techno-networks and Urban Space in Bombay Cinema

WHEN
Tue, Apr 5, 2016 from 06:30pm — 08:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Urbanization Seminar Ranjani Mazumdar, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University Chair: Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design This paper looks at the role of media and communication technologies in the imagination of urban spaces in contemporary Bombay cinema. If surveillance practices and their resultant structuring becomes one part of this imagination (No […]

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India: the Urban Transition

WHEN
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 from 06:30pm — 08:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Urbanization Seminar  Henrik Valeur, Architect-Urbanist, Founder and Creative Director of UiD Chair: Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design Can India use urbanization as a driver of economic, human and social development like China has done? How can Indian cities be made more inclusive, productive and livable? Are there any […]

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Muslim Saints and Hindu Daughters: Kinship, Ethical Self-Fashioning, and Inter-religious Relations at Firoz Shah Kotla Dargah, Delhi

WHEN
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Muslim Societies in South Asia Anand V. Taneja, Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Anthropology, Asian Studies Program, Graduate Department of Religion, Vanderbilt University Chair: Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures; Director, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University Relations between religions in South Asia have been seen as marked by either competition or […]

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Corporate Philanthropy Between Empire and Nation: Tata and the Making of Modern India

WHEN
Mon, Feb 1, 2016 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Graduate Student Associate Seminar Mircea Raianu, PhD Candidate, History Department, FAS; SAI Graduate Student Associate Chair Sunil Amrith, Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Professor of History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences From one of many merchant families in the port city of Bombay in the mid-nineteenth century, Tata became India’s largest and most influential business […]

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Bengali Poetry in Australian Deserts: Placing Histories of South Asian Travellers

WHEN
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 from 06:00pm — 08:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Harvard/MIT Series: South Asia and Its Diasporas Samia Khatun, McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Melbourne Discussant: Vivek Bald, Associate Professor, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, MIT Australian deserts today are dotted with the remains of 19th century mosques. Built by South Asian merchants and workers in the era of the Australian camel trade, 1860 – 1930, these […]

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Storytelling, Learning and Human Communication

WHEN
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Muslim Societies in South Asia Seminar Musharraf Ali Farooqi, Author, Translator, Storyteller Chair: Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures; Director, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University Click here to read an event summary. From 2014-2015 author, translator and storyteller Musharraf Ali Farooqi led the highly successful ‘Leading Through Teaching’ storytelling workshop for […]

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Knowing through Others: Testimony as a Source of Knowledge in Classical Indian Philosophy of Religion

WHEN
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 from 05:00pm — 06:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

GSA Seminar Rosanna Picascia, SAI Graduate Student Associate, PhD candidate in the Study of Religion  Chair: Parimal G. Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, Committee on the Study of Religion, FAS, Chair of the Department of South Asian Studies This talk will look at the debate among Sanskrit philosophers of religion over whether, and the […]

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