SAI’s Annual Symposium will bring together scholars and practitioners to highlight the study of South Asia from three perspectives: Humanities, Science, and Social Science.
The South Asia Institute and Department of South Asian Studies presents the 21st annual Harvard India poetry reading. It is also the ninth anniversary meeting of South Asian Poets of New England (SAPNE). The theme for this event is Truth. We encourage new poets and new expressions. All languages are welcome, with some annotations in English. Entries will be accepted until May 7 and we can accommodate up to 25 readers.
Registration is now open for the the 2017 SAI Symposium.
Artist, musician and Harvard PhD candidate Rajna Swaminathan reflects on the 2017 SAI Mahindra Lecture, delivered by the great Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna, and subsequent conversation with Professors Homi Bhabha and Vijay Iyer.
At the SAI, we have embarked on a major research project to understand the history, context and continuing impact of Partition, as its 70th anniversary approaches. Our Director, Tarun Khanna, looks ahead to new research.
In March 2017, we welcomed our Spring semester Visiting Artists: Madhu Das (Mumbai, India) and Rabindra Shrestha (Kathmandu, Nepal).
Dr Satchit Balsari received a prestigious Dr BC Roy National Award from Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, at a ceremony in New Delhi earlier this month. He was honored for outstanding services in the field of sociomedical relief.
Cresa Pugh, Doctoral Student in Sociology & Social Policy, spent her winter session conducting field research on the constructions of citizenship and belonging for the stateless Rohingya of Burma.
The Harvard Business School Creating Emerging Markets project (CEM), in collaboration with the HBS India Research Center (IRC), hosted a two-day conference titled, “Creating Emerging Markets: Lessons from History” on February 13-14 in Mumbai.
The first 2 episodes feature professors Sunil Amrith and Jennifer Leaning.
The two-day Harvard student event, hosted at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School, brought together business leaders, entertainment professionals, and many other leaders to engage in a conversation about India’s path to global leadership.
The new report is based on the ‘Exchanging Health Information’ seminar held at the Radcliffe Institute in 2016.
The SAI research project on Partition is creating an accessible archive to digitize the stories, records, and reflections of the 1947 Partition of British India in crowd proportions.
During winter session, Mei Yin Wu, Harvard College ’17, interned at Wildlife Conservation Trust in Mumbai, which currently works with over 110 national parks and sanctuaries in India, covering tiger reserves and nature preserves.
Congratulations to Harvard College students Bharath Venkatesh ’17 and Marisa Houlahan ’17, who were chosen by SAI as winners of the Office of International Education’s Annual International Photo Contest for their photos taken in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Professor Jinah Kim (History of Art & Architecture) is looking for a Research Assistant to help her with various research projects, which includes an exhibition on Nepalese Buddhist art, a visual database project, a bibliographic project on the history of Indian painting, and a symposium on South and Southeast Asian Art.
The Craftsmen is small forest enterprise facilitator that creates new value chains, provides year-round employment, and trains communities in sustainable harvesting practices.
Naren Tallapragada, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Francesco Wiedemann, MIT, were the inaugural winners of SAI’s 2016 Seed for Change Competition for their venture gomango, which provides low-cost refrigerated transport to food producers in India. They spent December in India.
The 18-month project with Tata Trusts focused on rural livelihood creation in the handicrafts sector, and science and technology-based social entrepreneurship.
We offer our full support to Harvard students, faculty, staff and affiliates, regardless of their country of origin or religious background, alongside the Harvard International Office and the university’s Global Support Services.