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News Feed: Students at SAI

Q+A: Basir Mahmood

Mahmood uses video, film, and photographs to build various forms of narratives. He will be at Harvard next week as SAI's second Visiting Artist.

Beyond the madrassa

Based on her research in the city of Lahore, Laila Bushra, SAI's Babar Ali Fellow, discussed the connection between the influence of Islamist groups in Pakistan and civin Islamist infrastructure in a seminar on November 5.

Call for applications: Program for Emerging Artists from South Asia

About: The Harvard University South Asia Institute’s Arts Program welcomes applications from emerging artists in South Asia to come to Harvard University to participate in discourse with students and faculty on critical issues. 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…

Unstable Constitutionalism: Law and Politics in South Asia

By Soujanya Ganig, Ed. M Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education; SAI Student Coordinator On November 16, SAI and Harvard Law School hosted a book talk on Unstable Constitutionalism: Law and Politics in South Asia, a book edited by Mark Tushnet and Madhav Khosla. The panelists for the event were Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Rohit De,…

Update from the field: Exploring the craft sector in Odisha

SAI’s Livelihood Creation project in underway on the ground in India. The research project, supported by the Tata Trusts, aims to build knowledge and capacity around three key areas: rural livelihood creation (emphasis on the handicrafts and handloom sectors); educational, social and economic empowerment of women; and science and technology-based interventions for poverty alleviation. By Shashank Shah, Project Director Last week our SAI…