The deadline to enter the Harvard University Asia Center Faculty Grants competition has been extended to March 9, 2015. The competition awards conference grants and research and travel grants to Harvard junior and senior faculty, particularly to those proposals focused on Southeast Asia. See more details.
Broken Memory, Shining Dust, which was screened in December at an event co-sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center and the South Asia Institute, is a documentary directed by Nilosree Biswas that depicts the extraordinary journey of Kashmiri women experiencing loss, separation, pain, anger, helplessness, faith, grit and determination amidst societal tragedies and circumstances. SAI recently spoke to Biswas from her base in Mumbai about the “women in wait,” as well as Kashmir’s unique culture, the effects of political conflict on women, and a filmmaker’s role in depicting a conflict area. Read more.