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The Harvard University South Asia Institute (SAI) engages faculty and students through interdisciplinary programs to advance and deepen the teaching and research on global issues relevant to South Asia. 

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Upcoming Events


Thu, July 30, 2015  /  CGIS Knafel Concourse

Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity Exhibition

Special Exhibition

On display in CGIS Knafel from May 18 until the end of July 2015.

Over fifty Harvard professors, students, administrative staff, and medical practitioners made the pilgrimage to Allahabad, India, to the Kumbh Mela site in 2013, to analyze issues that emerge in any large-scale human gathering. The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity book and exhibition consolidate research findings and serve as an example of interdisciplinary research conducted at Harvard.

Click here to view photos of the exhibit.

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Thu, Jul 30, 2015

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Thu, Jul 30, 2015

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CGIS Knafel Concourse

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Mon, August 17, 2015  /  Delhi, India

Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity Book Launch

Please join the Harvard University South Asia Institute for the launch of Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity.

Over fifty Harvard professors, students, administrative staff, and medical practitioners made the pilgrimage to Allahabad, India, to the Kumbh Mela site in 2013, to analyze issues that emerge in any large-scale human gathering. The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity book consolidates research findings and serve as an example of interdisciplinary research conducted at Harvard.

This launch event will feature faculty leaders from Harvard’s various schools, who will share lessons learned from the project.

Location and time to be announced.

Please RSVP to Namrata Arora, narora@hbs.edu.

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Mon, Aug 17, 2015

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Mon, Aug 17, 2015

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Delhi, India

ADDRESS
Delhi, India

Announcements


Harvard For Nepal

Harvard for Nepal is a university-wide initiative that aims to unite Harvard in response to the earthquake that devastated Nepal in April 2015.

    Lessons from and for Nepal

    On May 14, SAI hosted panel discussions featuring faculty from Harvard, MIT, Tufts, and Brown on lessons for Nepal across a broad spectrum of issues, including public health, water and sanitation, reconstruction of heritage sites, and equity in humanitarian efforts.