10/19/09: A prestigious award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build a doctoral program focused on the causes and consequences of inequality in developing countries will advance the study of India at Brown.The program will focus on four countries in the midst of rapid change – Brazil, China, India, and South Africa – with the view that inequality is a major obstacle to sustaining economic development and democratic governance in these societies. Continue reading NSF Grant for Doctoral Program on Inequality Will Enhance the Study of India at Brown
12/14/09: Brown faculty examined South Asia’s might and fractures–from thriving Bollywood to ethnic strife in Sri Lanka–during a panel on Nov. 18, as part of South Asian Identity Week.
Continue reading Faculty Discuss South Asia’s Might and Fractures
9/1/09: A new year-long seminar series is being launched by faculty at Brown, Harvard University, and MIT. It aims at filling a long perceived gap in the intellectual discussions of contemporary South Asian politics in the larger Boston-Providence area.
Continue reading Brown, Harvard, MIT Launch South Asia Seminar Series
6/8/10: The University’s Year of India, now concluded, has left an imprint at Brown and beyond. The program has served as a catalyst for the future by deepening India’s enduring presence at Brown – and Brown’s in India – through expanded scholarship and collaboration. In years to come, new partnerships and programs will augment the University’s India-related research and teaching capacities. Several developments have been announced, and more planning is underway.
Continue reading The Year of India: Neither the Beginning nor the End of Brown’s Engagement with India
6/8/10: Young scholars from the developing world, including several scholars from India, arrived at Brown this week to take part in Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI). Now in its second year, BIARI provides a platform for promising young faculty from the Global South and emerging economies to engage in intellectual and policy dialogue with leading scholars in their fields and each other. Continue reading Advanced Research Institutes Bring International Faculty to Brown
6/8/10: This summer, Brown undergraduate fellowship recipients will work in India on projects ranging from community health to information technology services. Six Brown undergraduates will participate in the fifth year of the CV Starr Program in Commerce, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship’s (COE) internship in India program. They will have the opportunity to develop their own workplace skills and to learn more about the industry, business, and culture of their host companies.
Continue reading Undergraduate Fellowships in India: Community Health, IT, and More
12/8/09: Students at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design are partnering with the Mahatma Gandhi University School of Environmental Science to provide clean water to families in the Kuttanand region of Kerala, India, where 80% of citizens lack such access. They envision rainwater harvesting as a part of a larger mission to improve community health and empower women in the region. Continue reading Rainwater for Humanity Initiative Inaugurates First Tank
2/16/10: Brown Badmaash, Brown University’s South Asian fusion dance team, was one of twelve teams featured in Phillyfest, which is regarded as the largest and most prestigious South Asian dance show in the country. Continue reading Brown Badmaash Competes in Major Dance Competition
6/8/10: One of the important achievements of President Ruth Simmons’ visit to India in March was expanding Brown’s existing agreement with St. Stephen’s College in Delhi. The partnership between Brown and St. Stephen’s college dates back to 1991, and has included both student and faculty exchanges. Continue reading Brown and St. Stephen’s Partnership Provides Students with Opportunity to Develop New Perspectives on India
6/8/10: Lina Fruzzetti, professor of anthropology and chair of the Year of India Subcommittee on Culture and the Arts, has been named Royce Family Professor in Teaching Excellence.
Professor Fruzzetti is a social anthropologist who specializes in kinship, rituals, marriage, and the construction of gender India. She has been teaching at Brown since 1975, and has advised numerous undergraduate and graduate students.