Gaurav and Parul Swarup invite Harvard alumni and friends to their home in Kolkata for a conversation with Diana Eck about her most recent book, India: A Sacred Geography.
Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies and Fredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Member of the Faculty of Divinity, Harvard University
By invitation only.
This conference will bring together a multidisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners to explore new frontiers in research on the contemporary South Asian city. South Asia includes some of the largest and fastest-‐growing urban agglomerations in the world today, all of which are growing increasingly interconnected with the larger regional and global economy. Equally relevant is the experience of small and medium-sized cities in each country, and the economic, social and spatial possibilities they encompass.
Come hear about SAI Summer Funding opportunities from 2013 SAI grant recipients. Learn about the various types of grants, the application process, how to write an appropriate budget for a summer in South Asia, and enjoy some delicious South Asian food.
Muslim Societies in South Asia Seminar
Sufia Uddin, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Connecticut College
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
Cosponsored with the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program
Social Enterprise Seminar
Sunil Khilnani, Professor of Politics, and Director of the King’s College, London India Institute
Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences, Brown University
Chair: Tarun Khanna, Director, South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School
Katherin Boo, author of Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a former reporter and editor for The Washington Post. She learned to report at the alternative weekly, Washington City Paper, after which she worked as a writer and co-editor of The Washington Monthly magazine. Over the years, her reporting from disadvantaged communities has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur “Genius” grant, and a National Magazine Award for Feature Writing. For the last decade, she has divided her time between the United States and India, the birthplace of her husband, Sunil Khilnani
Cosponsored with the Harvard Graduate School of Design
Deepali Pant Joshi, Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India
Cosponsored with the Center for International Development at Harvard University
Lisa Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania
Chair: Ajantha Subramanian, Professor, Social Anthropology Program, Harvard University
Cosponsored with the Harvard Political Anthropology Department
Join the Association for Central Asian Civilizations & Silk Road Studies for a night of Iranian, Turkish, Armenian, Indian and Japanese music.
The Club’s Annual Dinner will feature Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif as the keynote speaker.
Jointly administered by the America Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) and the Center for South Asia Studies (CSAS) at the University of California at Berkeley, the program will be based in Lahore with language instruction offered at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) campus.
SAI is excited to welcome Teri McGuane as Staff Assistant. Teri will be responsible for support of the Executive Director, office support, processing financial reimbursements, event logistics, and travel arrangements for the organization.
Organized by the Harvard Club of Chennai and the HBS Club of India, the event was attended by 20 graduates from across the different schools at Harvard.
SAI has awarded 20 grants to support undergraduate and graduate projects over the Winter Session in January, 2014. These include 5 undergraduates, and 15 graduate students.
SAI is pleased to announce that Dr. Muhammad Zahir has been selected as the inaugural Aman Fellow for spring semester 2014.
Congratulations to Paolo Singer HC ’14, who was named a Rhodes Scholar and will study at Oxford University next fall. Paolo is a two-time recipient of SAI grants.
Congratulations to Tarik Adnan Moon HC ’15 and Rachel Taylor HC ’15 who were chosen by SAI as winners for the Office of International Education’s Annual International Photo Contest.
The Harvard Pakistan Student Group (HPSG), was one of 31 student groups that were renewed for another year by the The Committee on Student Life.
The South Asia Institute will be participating in The Contemporary South Asian City Conference in Karachi, Pakistan January 10 to 12, 2014.
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Parimal G. Patil and Shankar Ramaswami will be teaching the class South Asian Studies 196: Work and Religion in Modern South Asia in the Spring 2014 semester.
SAI is seeking a Communications Intern to help with our communications and outreach efforts.