Tag : social science


Nutrition’s future leaders

Emerging demographic, economic and dietary factors suggest that a large burden of preventable illness is poised to develop in India requiring training for a new cadre of Indian nutrition scientists. There is a great need for nutrition researchers in the country, but...

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.

The politics of conservation

In a Q+A, SAI’s 2014-15 South Asian Studies Fellow Anand Vaidya explains his interdisciplinary research on the politics conservation in India, and why India is the best place in the world to study the social sciences.   SAI: Could you talk a little about...

Work and Religion in Modern South Asia with SAI’s Fellow

Shankar Ramaswami is halfway through his year as SAI’s South Asian Studies Postdoctoral Fellow. In addition to his involvement with SAI seminars and working on a book about his fieldwork in India, he is teaching a class this spring semester titled ‘South Asian Studies 196: Work and Religion in Modern South Asia.’ SAI caught up with Ramaswami to talk about his upcoming class, as well his experience as an SAI Fellow.