Tag : religion


Symposium highlights ongoing research projects

SAI held its Annual Symposium on April 24 and 25 titled ‘South Asia Regionalism: Workshops on Shared Challenges and the Way Forward.’ The workshops highlighted and showcased ongoing faculty research projects supported by SAI. Topics included mobile technology, disaster response and mental health, urbanism in South Asia, urban water challenges, religion and secularism, and the informal economy.

Exploring the Kumbh Mela in San Francisco

On Friday, April 18, SAI traveled to the West Coast for the first event in its San Francisco Series, ‘Conversations with Harvard Faculty,’ Diana Eck, FAS and HDS, presented on the Mapping the Kumbh Mela project, a SAI interdisciplinary research initiative that studies the largest human gathering in the world

Exploring sacred geographies in Kolkata

SAI organized a talk in Kolkata, India by Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University, followed by an interactive session and lunch. The event, generously hosted by Gaurav and Parul Swarup at their elegant Alipur home, was well attended by Harvard alumni from Kolkata, as well as friends of the Swarup family.

Sacred Geographies: India and the US

On Thursday, November 14th, SAI traveled to New York City for the second annual SAI in New York event. Fifty faculty, alumni, and friends of Harvard gathered at the home of Chandni and Mukesh Prasad for a conversation with Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion...