South Asian Studies
Steel magnate Lakshmi N. Mittal and his family donated $25 million to establish an endowment at Harvard’s South Asia Institute, retitling the institute in his namesake.
The universe of higher education often bemoans a "crisis" in the humanities, with supposedly dwindling numbers and few job prospects. At Harvard, humanities concentrators face a crisis of choice, attempting to balance their passions with factors like stability and employment. For Harvard graduates, the question is not so much whether you’ll get a job with a humanities degree—it’s where.
While last year’s “I, Too, Am Harvard” focused on identity and belongingness on a multiracial campus, Harvard’s AAPI students will also examine these concepts within the context of their own community.
Anthropology professor emeritus Stanley J. Tambiah, described by colleagues as one of the giants of 20th century anthropology, was known for his studies of Buddhism and South Asia.
Recently, national news outlets have declared a crisis of the humanities. But at Harvard, the plot gets more complicated. The challenges facing Harvard's humanities necessitate changes to course offerings far more than the core of the humanistic enterprise.
Dr. Bijroy Misra announces the beginning of the 17th Annual India Poetry Reading and encourages audience members to present their poems in the Tsai Auditorium on Saturday evening. In light of recent events, the theme of this year's reading was "healing" and several speakers from the community presented related works of poetry.