“Caste – out of the shadows” – Conference: Make a statement!

By Sana Shah|August 5, 2015|Caste, Development, Gender, General, India, SSAI|0 comments

The SOAS South Asia Institute in cooperation with a group of NGOs is hosting a conference on the theme of caste to be held at SOAS on the 5th September 2015. Make a statement! The ‘Out of the Shadows’ conference aims to engage people from a range of development organisations in a debate on the significance of caste to poverty and development in the contemporary world. 

“In Conversation with Vidhu Vinod Chopra” by Priyamvada Sinha and Koninika Roy

By Heewon Kim|April 9, 2015|Culture, General, India, Media, SSAI|0 comments

The NISU and SOAS South Asia Institute had organized an intimate gathering to glean the process of making a first-of-its-kind Hollywood film by Bollywood director Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The evening was made interesting with dance and song from Chopra’s films and an exclusive look at the theatrical trailer of Broken Horses. The trailer comes with Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron’s comment on the film: “Broken Horses is an artistic triumph. Beautifully

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“Introducing the South Asia Institute in India” by Michael Hutt

By Heewon Kim|March 3, 2015|Education, General, India, SSAI|0 comments

During the first two weeks of February, Michael Hutt (Director of the  SOAS South Asia Institute) and Matthew Gorman (Director of Development and Alumni Relations) visited Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai to introduce the new South Asia Institute to alumni, offer holders, business leaders, philanthropists and friends of SOAS, and to both longstanding and potential new partners. In each city, friends of SOAS hosted alumni gatherings at which Michael Hutt gave

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“Debating Higher Education in South Asia” by Michael Hutt

By Heewon Kim|February 16, 2015|Education, General, SSAI|0 comments

A one-day roundtable meeting on higher education in South Asia (‘Revolution and Realities in the New Economic Order’) was held at the British Academy on 22 January 2015. The new South Asia Institute at SOAS, of which I am Director, partnered with the British Academy and the British Council in the organisation of this event, which was the first of a series of five ‘Global Education Dialogues’ on higher education

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‘Momentous point’ for South Asian sectors, British Council event hears

By Heewon Kim|February 12, 2015|Education, General, SSAI|0 comments

As a part of British Council’s ‘Global Education Dialogues’ series on higher education in South Asia, on 22nd January 2015 the SOAS South Asia Institute co-organised an event in collaboration with British Council to debate the future of higher education in South Asia. The roundtable brought together distinguished experts, education ministers and delegates from the South Asian region, and policy-makers working in education sector from South Asia and UK to reflect on issues

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