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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


Tue, January 17, 2017 from 07:00pm - 08:30pm  /  Lahore, Pakistan

Misaq-e-Ishq: The Covenant of Love

Cosponsored Event

The Lahore Biennale Foundation, the LUMS School of Education and the Harvard South Asia Institute present

An Evening dedicated to Music, Poetry and the Arts
Misaq-e-Ishq: The Covenant of Love

Featuring

Music and poetry recital by
Ali Sethi

With Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim Religion and Cultures at Harvard University

And an introduction to the inaugural Lahore Biennale by Artistic Director Rashid Rana
Location: Ali Institute of Education, Main Auditorium, Ferozepur Road

A music-and-poetry recital around the Sufi ideal of Love. Spanning many regions, languages and eras, the ensemble touches upon the works of regional masters and Sufi visionaries Amir Khusraw, Shams Sabzwari, Bulleh Shah, and Shah Abdul Latif.
Donations will be used to promote the arts and education.

This event is supported by
Institute for Policy Reforms

For Event Passes, contact 0321-948-6822

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Mon, January 23, 2017 from 06:00pm - 09:00pm  /  New Delhi

Livelihood Creation in India

Special Event

Please join the Harvard University South Asia Institute (SAI) for the final event of the collaborative project with the Tata Trusts on ‘Livelihood Creation in India’.

High tea reception will be followed by a presentation on the impact of the project by Harvard faculty, including Professor Tarun Khanna and two panel discussions. Three publications compiled by Harvard faculty, fellows and eminent experts in the area will be released on this occasion. These include:

  • Innovation in Tradition: Rural Livelihood Creation in the Indian Crafts Sector
  • Science for Society: Science and Technology Based Social Entrepreneurship
  • Task-shifting in Healthcare: Reframing the AYUSH Debate

Location: The Taj Mahal Hotel, Number One Mansingh Road, New Delhi, DL 110011

Click here to register.

 

 

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News


Spring 2017 South Asia courses at Harvard

Harvard will offer many courses in the upcoming semester with content related to South Asia, covering topics such as Himalayan art, Asian diasporas, capitalism and cosmology, Ismaili history and culture, and much more.

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Faculty Voices: Where India and China Meet

Jinah Kim, SAI faculty grant recipient, recently visited an exhibition in Beijing featuring Indian art. “The exhibition reminds us of the age old connections between the two countries, notably activated and solidified through the transmission of Buddhism.”

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Student voices: The Politics of Knowledge

“It takes a greater-than-normal effort of the imagination to travel from a manor house library on a Scottish island to a desert outpost in the Deccan,” writes Joshua Ehrlich, PhD candidate in history, who conducted archival research over the summer in the UK for his dissertation on the East India Company.

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SAI launches Nepal Studies Program

The 3-year program will focus on a different faculty-led topic of interest each year, and engage with scholars and practitioners both on the ground in Nepal and in Cambridge.

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Student voices: Jousting over Jurisdiction

“Nothing can quite match the thrill of stumbling across a century-old document filled with often-juicy details of a disputed claim of a princely state,” writes Priyasha Saksena, SJD Candidate, Harvard Law School, who spent the summer conducting research for her doctoral dissertation on the relationship between international law and empire.

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What Next? Trump and Asia

On Dec. 5, Harvard’s Asia related centers hosted an event in which experts discussed what’s next for Asia in a Trump administration. It is the first in a series of public talks at Harvard on U.S.-Asia relations during Trump’s presidency.

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Student voices: Underground banking in Myanmar

Jasmine Chia, Harvard College ’18, started her summer in Myanmar intending to study Vipassana Buddhism, but became fascinated with a different topic: a banking phenomenon that explains the links between capitalist religion and political engagement.

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