Graduate students may be interested in the following two notices. Click for details.
October 2010 Archives
The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2011 and academic year 2011-2012 language programs. Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Chandigarh), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Vizag), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram) and Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune). We will offer other Indian languages upon request.
All academic year applicants should have the equivalent of two years of prior language study. For regular summer Sanskrit, we require the equivalent of two years of prior study; for summer Bengali, Hindi and Tamil we require the equivalent of one year of prior study. For summer Urdu, we require the equivalent of one year of either Hindi or Urdu. We can offer courses at all levels, including beginning, in other Indian languages for the summer.
Summer students should apply for FLAS (graduate students) if available for funding to cover the costs of the program. Funding for Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi and Urdu may be available through the U.S. State Department's CLS program (see www.clscholarship.org). Academic year students are eligible to apply for an AIIS fellowship which would cover all expenses for the program. AIIS is also offering a fall semester program. We offer Hindi and Urdu at all levels for the fall; we require two years of prior language study for other languages for the fall. The application deadline is January 31, 2011. Applications can be downloaded from the AIIS web site at www.indiastudies.org.
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Journeys with Ram and Kabir
A film by Shabnam Virmani
When: 1:30 - 3:30 pm, October 30 (Sat.)
Where: St. Anthony Main Theater; 115 SE Main St., Mpls, MN
Donation: $10.00 (Larger donations welcome)
All donations will be sent to Mehergarh Foundation, Pakistan (www.mgf-usa.org)
Had-Anhad, by Shabnam Virmani, is a lively, dramatic film that will move you to faith, hope, and tenderness in this time of crisis and emergency. The film is focused on Kabir, the 15th century mystic poet of north India who defied the boundaries between Hindu and Muslim. He had a Muslim name and upbringing, but his poetry repeatedly invokes the widely revered Hindu name for God - Ram.
Who is Kabir's Ram? Kabir renders a different Ram from contemporary invocations of the Hindu God Ram, and a South Asia different from that portrayed in contemporary politics. This film journeys through song and poem into the politics of religion, and finds a myriad answers on both sides of the hostile border between India and Pakistan. Join us on a journey through Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Karachi as we listen to folk musicians give us mesmerizing renditions of Kabir bhajans and dohas. (In Hindi & Urdu with English Subtitles: 103 min.)
Sponsored by: Independent voices concerned about South Asia, Pangea World Theater, Minnesota Cuba committee. For more info, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below you can read a list of selected new titles added to the Ames Library of South Asia in September 2010. Or click here to download a copy.