Tag : politics


Remembering Asma Jahangir: “Pakistan’s Conscience”

“I remember first seeing her when I was a freshman at Kinnaird College, an all-women institution in Lahore, Pakistan. I sat at the very back of a large hall packed with young women waiting to hear the great Asma Jahangir speak. We sat in awe of her bravery and most of us were also afraid for her life.”

Election reflections: White with rage

In a column for the Indian Express, Ashutosh Varshney, Brown University, who studies ethnic conflict and peace, democracy, and political economy in India, argues that the Trump vote is not primarily born of globalization anxieties, but is rather the outcome of white nationalism.

India’s Prospects and Policy Challenges

By Ghazal Gulati, Ed. M Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education, @GhazalGulati On May 1, 2015, the South Asia Institute (SAI) hosted an engaging and insightful conversation with Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of...

A US-India comeback?

In an op-ed for The Boston Globe, SAI Steering Committee member Nicholas Burns, HKS, explains how President Obama’s visit to India for Republic Day is an important symbolic gesture that may kickstart the revival both countries have been looking for.

Kashmir’s women in wait

“More than the political aspect, it is understanding how women cope with the phenomenon of disappearances that appealed to me as a filmmaker,” says director Nilosree Biswas in an interview with SAI on the unique culture of Kashmir.

Creating a better India

SAI recently talked to Namrata Narain, Harvard College ’15, one of the organizers of the Harvard US-India Initiative’s (HUII) Annual Conference, to learn more about how HUII is working to increase discussions on important issues by connecting young academic communities in India and the US.

Magnificent Delusions

“There needs to be a fundamental shift in what it means to be Pakistani,” said Husain Haqqani, author of Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding at a SAI Book Talk on Monday, March 10, 2014.

The political situation in India

On February 19, 2014 SAI hosted a Social Enterprise Seminar in partnership with the Harvard Graduate School of Design, titled ‘The Emerging Political Situation in India’ with Sunil Khilnani, Avantha Professor and Director, King’s India Institute at King’s College...

Professor Ali Asani talks identity politics in Mumbai

The Foundations and Future of Identity Politics On November, 20th, Professor Ali Asani participated in an event in Mumbai about identity politics in Asia. There was a great deal of interest in the panel discussion on ‘The Foundations and Future of Identity...