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SAI Event Faculty : Diana Eck


Mon, January 18, 2016 from 06:00pm - 08:30pm  /  CSMVS Museum, Mumbai

Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity

Special Event

Welcome by Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Director, CSMVS Museum

Introductory remarks by Vikram Gandhi, Harvard South Asia Institute Advisory Council Member; Founder, Asha Impact

Diana Eck, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Harvard Divinity School

Devesh Chaturvedi, Divisional Commissioner, Allahabad, at the 2013 Kumbh Mela

Satchit Balsari, Weill Cornell Global Emergency Medicine Division; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Alok Sharma, Inspector General of Police, Allahabad, at the 2013 Kumbh Mela

Facilitated by Rahul Mehrotra, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Since its inception early in the first millennium CE, the Kumbh Mela has become the largest public gathering in the world. Today it draws tens of millions of pilgrims over the course of a few weeks. Among the pilgrims at the 2013 Kumbh Mela was a team of some 50 people – faculty, students, and researchers from Harvard University. The team was making an in-depth study of a gathering that is not only a remarkable religious experience, but also a remarkable exercise in urban planning, public health, government administration, security, and commerce.

Launched in 2015, the Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity book and exhibition consolidate research findings and serve as an example of interdisciplinary research conducted at Harvard. The faculty leaders and Kumbh administrators will discuss their experience studying the world’s largest festival, and lessons learned for future research.

Please register here.

 

Cosponsored with the Asia Society India Centre and the Harvard Club of Mumbai

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Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 06:00pm

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CSMVS Museum, Mumbai

ADDRESS
159-161 Mahatma Gandhi Road
Fort, Mumbai - 400023, Maharashtra, India

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Thu, April 16, 2015 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  Loeb House

Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity Book Launch and Exhibition

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.

Welcome: Tarun Khanna, Director, Harvard South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Remarks: Drew Faust, President and Lincoln Professor of History, Harvard University

Panel Discussion: One Harvard: Working Across Disciplines

Diana EckProfessor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, FAS; Member of the Faculty of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School

Tarun KhannaDirector, Harvard South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Jennifer LeaningFrançois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights

Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Planning and Design and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Reception and book sale to follow.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Meghan Smith, meghansmith@fas.harvard.edu.

 

Background on the Kumbh Mela project.

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Loeb House

ADDRESS
Loeb House, 17 Quincy Street in Cambridge, MA 02138

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Fri, April 18, 2014  /  San Francisco, California

Sacred Geographies: India and the United States

A conversation with Diana Eck

Diana EckFredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society at Harvard University, invites Harvard alumni and friends to join her in a conversation about India: A Sacred Geography. Eck’s book explores the sacred places of India, taking the reader on an extraordinary trip through the beliefs and history of this rich and profound place, as well as providing a basic introduction to Hindu religious ideas and how those ideas influence our understanding of the modern sense of “India” as a nation. Additionally, she will address the Pluralism Project, which explores and interprets the religious dimensions of America’s new immigration; the growth of Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, and Zoroastrian communities in the United States.

By invitation only. 

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Thu, January 2, 2014  /  Kolkata, India

Sacred Geographies: India and the US

Harvard alumni and friends will gather in Kolkata for a conversation with Diana Eck about her most recent book, India: A Sacred Geography.

Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies and Fredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Member of the Faculty of Divinity, Harvard University

Read more about the event.

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Thu, Jan 2, 2014

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Thu, Jan 2, 2014

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Kolkata, India

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Kolkata, India

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Thu, November 14, 2013

Sacred Geographies: India and the US

Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University.

Eck invites Harvard alumni and friends to join her in New York City for a conversation about her most recent book, India: A Sacred Geography, which is a culmination of more than a decade’s work.  Eck will address spiritual pilgrimages in India, such as the Kumbh Mela, which was the focus of a multidisciplinary project undertaken by the Harvard South Asia Institute along with five other professional schools at the University. Additionally, she will address the Pluralism Project, which explores and interprets the religious dimensions of America’s new immigration; the growth of Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, and Zoroastrian communities in the US.

This event is by invitation only. 

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Thu, April 25, 2013 at 01:00 pm to
Fri, April 26, 2013 at 03:15 pm  /  Inn at Harvard

South Asia Institute Annual Symposium

Visit the Conference website for more details

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Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 01:00 pm

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Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 03:15 pm

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Inn at Harvard

ADDRESS
1201 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA

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Mon, April 1, 2013 from 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm  /  Piper Auditorium, Graduate School of Design

Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral City

Diana Eck (HDS), Tarun Khanna (HBS), Sachit Balsari (HSPH), Gregg Greenough (HSPH), and Rahul Mehrotra (GSD)

Urban India Project (GSD): Oscar Malaspina, Felipe Vera, James Whitten, Vineet Diwadkar, Alykhan Mohamed

Reception to follow

Video the event:

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Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 06:00 pm

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Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 07:30 pm

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Piper Auditorium
Graduate School of Design
Harvard University

ADDRESS
48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

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Fri, April 27, 2012 from 09:00 am - 03:00 pm  /  Harvard University

Holy India: Religion in the Modern Subcontinent

Keynote Speaker: Diana EckProfessor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies and Frederic Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society, Harvard University

Co-sponsored event with Educators for Teaching India (EFTI)

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Fri, April 13, 2012 from 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm  /  Lowell House

India: A Sacred Geography

Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Member of Faculty of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School
Chair: Hitesh Hathi, Producer, Here and Now, WBUR

Co-sponsored by Lowell House and the Department of South Asian Studies

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