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The Prisoner

WHEN
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

SAI Book Talk Omar Shahid Hamid, Author Chair: Anila Daulatzai, Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and Islamic Studies, Harvard Divinity School Omar Shahid Hamid has served with the Karachi police for twelve years, most recently as head of counterterrorism. During his service, he has been actively targeted by various terrorist groups and organizations. He was […]

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Access to Toilets and Women’s Rights

WHEN
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Urbanization and Gender Seminar Sharmila Murthy, Assistant Professor of Law, Suffolk University; Visiting Scholar, Sustainability Science Program, Harvard Kennedy School Ramnath Subbaraman, Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Research Advisor, Partners for Urban Knowledge, Action, and Research (PUKAR), Mumbai, India Subhadra Banda, Research Associate, Centre for Policy Research; MPP Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School of Government […]

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Democracy against Development: Lower-Caste Politics and Political Modernity in Postcolonial India

WHEN
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

SAI Book Talk Jeffrey Witsoe, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Union College Discussant: Rohit Chandra, PhD candidate, Harvard Kennedy School Hidden behind the much-touted success story of India’s emergence as an economic superpower is another, far more complex narrative of the nation’s recent history, one in which economic development is frequently countered by profoundly unsettling, and often violent, […]

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GSA Workshop: Research and South Asia

WHEN
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 from 04:00pm — 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Over the past decade South Asia has grown immensely in popularity as a research destination for students of disciplines ranging from religion to public health. The six Graduate Student Associates (GSAs) of the South Asia Institute — whose backgrounds include political science, education, law, public health, and history — will speak on their experiences in […]

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Chakravyuh (Lotus Maze): Travails, Entanglements, and Visions of Migrant Workers in Delhi

WHEN
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 from 04:00pm — 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

South Asia Without Borders Seminar Shankar Ramaswami, South Asia Institute South Asian Studies Postdoctoral Fellow Chair: Parimal G. Patil, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University This presentation will explore migrant workers’ experiences, aspirations, and world-views in Delhi, drawing on fieldwork among metal workers in the Okhla Industrial Area.  The presentation invokes the image of the chakravyuh (lotus maze), […]

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Na Hindu, Na Musalman: The Dilemma of a Bengali Artisan Caste

WHEN
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 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 Frank Korom, Professor of Religion and Anthropology at Boston University Chair: Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Director, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program This lecture explores the social predicament of a low-caste community of narrative scroll painters in […]

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The ’Last Storyteller of Delhi’: Mir Baqir ‘Ali Dastango

WHEN
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 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 Pasha M. Khan, Professor, Urdu Language and Culture, McGill University Chair: Sunil Sharma, Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, Associate Professor of Persianate and Comparative Literature, Convener of Persian and Hindi-Urdu, Boston University Cosponsored with the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program This talk will consider the career of Mir […]

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