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"The SAP celebrates 60th Anniversary: The Early Years"

SAP PeacockPost-WWII South Asian studies at Cornell was somewhat different in its aims than the multidisciplinary campus-wide Cornell area programs that we know today. It was imagined as a training ground and leadership program in anthropology and closely related disciplines for graduate students (Gerald D. Berreman, Bernard S. Cohn, Edward B Harper, Louise G. Harper, John T Hitchcock, Mildred S. Luschinsky, J. Michael Mahar, Jack M. Planalp, William L. Rowe and others) and even for post-graduate scholars from Cornell and elsewhere (John Gumperz, Pauline Kolenda, Leigh Minturn). They focused their research on the new issues facing the post-colonial world. In the India project, they took up residence in village communities that were seen as the fundamental unit of study through which national change and development could be understood and introduced. They studied under mentors concerned with these issues including Professors Allan Holmberg, Lauriston Sharp and Opler.

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SAP 60th Anniversary Weekend!


Mysore Brothers in Concert

Mysore Brothers in Concert
Location: 
8 p.m. on Saturday, September 20th, in Barnes Hall Auditorium
Sponsors: 
Presented in collaboration with SPCMACAY

Violin duet featuring Dr. Mysore Manjunath and Mysore Nagarajon the Indian carnatic violinaccompanied by Srimushnam Rajarao on mridangam and Giridhar Udupa on ghatam.  Part of the South Asia Program 60th Anniversary Celebration.

"A Place for India: Approaches to Collecting Indian Art in America, 1907-1917," by Brinda Kumar, Cornell University

"A Place for India: Approaches to Collecting Indian Art in America, 1907-1917," by Brinda Kumar, Cornell University
Date: 
09/22/2014 - 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Location: 
Uris Hall G-08
Sponsors: 
South Asia Program

Abstract: It is a little-studied fact that Indian objects were collected in the United States as "fine art" from as early as the first decade of the 20th century. Indeed, they occupied a vaunted place in art museums, well before equivalent inclusions took place in India or Britain.

Tamil Classes Available at Cornell Fall'14-Beginning and Intermediate

Tamil Classes Available at Cornell Fall'14-Beginning and Intermediate

 

 

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