October 2011 Archives

Screening: Harvest of Grief

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South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA)

Presents

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: "HARVEST OF GRIEF"
©harvestofgrief.org

Date: Tuesday November 8, 2011
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Place: Walter Mondale Hall Room 20

INDIAN SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED.

"Harvest of Grief chronicles the growing number of farmer suicides in the northern Indian State of Punjab. The story is told through the eyes of the women and children left behind by these farmers. The film touches upon the human and social cost of 'solutions' to hunger such as the Green Revolution. It explores the severe agricultural crisis caused by economic liberalization, globalization, and the myopic business strategies of profit-seeking multinational corporations." For more information visit: http://www.harvestofgrief.com


Talk: India - Recent Works

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India - Recent Works

by Snehal Shah, Architect

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 12 pm
Place: 445 Heller Hall
Series: Global Practices in Architecture Lecture Series

Snehal Shah is an Architect and Urban Designer based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. He received a BArch from The Center for Environmental Planning and Technology University and his Graduate Diploma from the Architectural Association in London, completing his final year's thesis under the guidance of Balkrishna Doshi. In 1981, Shah was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects Research Award. After working with Mario Botta in Lugano, Switzerland, Shah returned to Ahmedabad to teach at CEPT University and establish his own studio practice in 1987. He has written several articles which have been published in journals internationally and co-edited Marg Magazine's issue dedicated to the architecture of Ahmedabad.

South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA)

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The South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) is a volunteer-run
not-for-profit organization that documents, preserves and provides
access to the history of the South Asian American community through a
digital archive, available online at http://www.saadigitalarchive.org

The digital archive now includes over 225 unique items. Some
highlights from the last few months:

• A letter from A.W. Mangum to his mother describing the Bellingham Riot
http://www.saadigitalarchive.org/item/20110910-354

• Issues of "The Hindusthanee Student" from 1916-1918
http://www.saadigitalarchive.org/collection/hindusthan-association-of-america/items

• Ghadar Party collection, including issues of "The United States of India"
http://www.saadigitalarchive.org/collection/gadar-party/items

Ram Dayal Munda, 1939-2011

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Professor Ram Dayal Munda died on September 30 after a struggle with cancer. He was on the faculty here from 1970-1982 before returning to India, where he went on to become Vice Chancellor of Ranchi University and a political leader working to advance the cause of Tribal Peoples. He is remembered here as a scholar, musician, genuine colleague, and a great human being. Below are some links to obituaries

Outlook India


The Hindu


Frank Conlon

Yale South Asian Studies Post-Doc

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Applications are invited for Post Doctoral Fellowships in South Asian Studies (Humanities and Social Sciences) South Asian Studies Council of The MacMillan Center, Yale University: Yale South Asian Studies PostDoc

Selected New Titles in Ames Library - October 2011

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Below you can read a list of selected new titles added to the Ames Library of South Asia in September 2011. Or click here to download a copy.

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