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Mission

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 31, 2014 at 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010

Summer Film Series: Promise Land

With immigration as a central theme, Promise Land‘s three stories effortlessly intertwine in a gripping tale of love, conflict, and hope. These compelling narratives reveal the unique challenges and triumphs of the characters as they struggle to keep their families together and pursue their dreams in a place they have come to call home.

Director Kevin Dalvi will accompany the screening. This film screening is free and open to the public.

START
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 05:30pm

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

VENUE
CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Thu, August 7, 2014 at 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010

Summer Film Series: Matir Moina (The Clay Bird)

The film is set against the backdrop of unrest in East Pakistan in the late 1960s leading up to the Bangladesh War of Liberation. In this setting, a small family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.

All film screenings are free and open to the public.

START
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 05:30pm

END
Thu, Aug 7, 2014

VENUE
CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Announcements


Fall 2014 South Asia Courses

Harvard will be offering many South Asian courses in the Fall 2014 semester, covering topics such as Islamic law, social enterprise, Indian cinema, South Asian art, music in Islam, Buddhist scripture, and the Era of the 5th Dalai Lama.

    SAI Summer Film Series

    Join SAI this summer for our annual Summer Film Series! Each Thursday, SAI will screen a different film from South Asia. These screenings are free and open to the community.

      Congrats, Class of 2014!

      Commencement exercises were held at Harvard University on May 29, 2014. Former SAI students, including student coordinators, Graduate Student Associates, and grant recipients received degrees from various Harvard schools.

        2014 Prasad Fellowships

        This year, with the generous support of the Prasad family, the South Asia Institute has funded four Harvard College undergraduate students from various disciplines to study and complete internships in India this summer on issues ranging from the role of media in Indian democracy to environmental governance.