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
Music and poetry recital by
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
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:
Location: The Taj Mahal Hotel, Number One Mansingh Road, New Delhi, DL 110011
‘India – The Global Growth Engine’
A student-run conference held at Harvard Business School & Harvard Kennedy School.
Sat, Feb 11, 2017
Sun, Feb 12, 2017
100 Western Ave. Boston, MA 02163, 79 John F. Kennedy St. Cambridge, MA 02138
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.
SAI recently ran a 2-week course in Bangalore which introduced 25 Indian undergraduate and graduate students to the excitement of brain science.
A recent paper co-authored by SAI Steering Committee Member Jennifer Leaning explores the Myanmar government’s poor treatment of the group and suggest steps that can be taken to address the health and human rights crisis.
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.”
“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.
On Dec. 22, SAI hosted a workshop in New Delhi in collaboration with Tata Trusts on women’s rights, with Dr. Ela Bhatt, Founder of SEWA, delivering the keynote address.
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.
“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.
SAI has awarded grants to 15 students who will travel to India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and Pakistan for research and internships.
Komal Shahid Khan, from Islamabad, Pakistan, and Meenakshi Sengupta, from Kolkata, India, attended classes, met with students and faculty, and displayed their work on campus. They also collaborated on an interactive performance piece about the Partition of India.
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.
A recent working paper by Fauzia Ahmed, SAI Research Affiliate, explores the framework of gender, governance, and labor, at all levels of the global value chain: workers; factory owners; buyers; and consumers.
SAI and Harvard affiliates react to India’s decision to withdraw the legal status of certain cash notes.
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.
SAI is pleased to welcome Sanjay Kumar to the team as our India Country Director. He will lead all of SAI’s activities in India and will be based at our office in Delhi.