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SAI Fellows

The South Asia Institute at Harvard University offers four opportunities for scholars and practitioners to utilize Harvard University’s resources to contribute to self-driven independent research.

SAI Fellows Program

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2016-2017 Fellows


MusharrafMusharraf Ali Farooqi
Babar Ali Fellow, Spring 2017
Farooqi is a writer, translator, and publisher.



13268291_1101670079853143_9206509219995058815_oFahad Javed
Aman Fellow, Fall 2016
Research Focus: smart grids, specifically on anything to do with demand side management



shubhankita1Shubhankita Ojha
South Asian Studies Fellow, 2016-17
Research Focus: labour, maritime history and urban history


2015-2016 Fellows


Photograph-Laila BushraLaila Bushra
Babar Ali Fellow, Fall
Research focus: Investigation of the relationship between neoliberalism and the rise of religious fundamentalist movements by undertaking a comparative study of Pakistan and India.


Sana USA VisaSana Shahbaz
Aman Fellow, Spring
Research Focus: Assessing the quality of emergency care response after mass causality incidence (MCI) training in a low-income setting


chtraChitra Venkataramni
South Asian Studies Fellow, Fall/Spring
Research focus: The emergence of a visual economy organized around the production and circulation of cartographic images in the context of urban planning and ecological governance in India.


20150523_165437-1-1-1Javed Younas
Aman Fellow, Fall
Research focus: International economics, development economics, and the economics of terrorism.
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2014-2015 Fellows


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Aman Fellow, Fall


IMG_6557 - CopyAnand Vaidya
South Asian Studies Fellow, Fall/Spring


2013-2014 Fellows


Muhammad ZahirMuhammad Zahir
Aman Fellow, Spring


Shankar RamaswamiShankar Ramaswami
South Asian Studies Fellow, Fall/Spring