Inequality and Agrarian Crisis in Rural India

Association for India’s Development – MIT, Boston & Metro west Chaptersand theAlliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia Inequality and Agrarian Crisis in Rural India A talk by P. Sainath Thursday, September 28th, 7:00pmMIT #6-120182 Memorial Drive,Cambridge MA 02139 (Walkable from Kendall and Central T-stops) P.Sainath, the winner of the 2007 Magsaysay Award andContinue reading “Inequality and Agrarian Crisis in Rural India”

Water Future of South Asia: Divided by borders, connected by rivers – May 9, 2017

Tuesday 7 pm, May 9, 2017 MITRoom 2-146 Speaker: Jayanta Bandyopadhyay Jayanta Bandyopadhya, environmental activist and professor, author of fourteen critically acclaimed books, is the former head of the Center for Development and Environment Policy at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. The Himalaya is the climate maker and water tower of Asia. Himalayan riversContinue reading “Water Future of South Asia: Divided by borders, connected by rivers – May 9, 2017”

Bangladesh and the Politics of Rights – Feb 19, 2017

Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia Presents Bangladesh and the Politics of Rights A talk by Sara Hossain Sunday 2 PM, February 19, 2017@ MIT77 Mass AveRoom 4-231 Bangladesh made significant strides in a number of areas since its emergence as a country in 1971, but its achievements have been marred by politicalContinue reading “Bangladesh and the Politics of Rights – Feb 19, 2017”

Book Presentation: Bil’in and The Nonviolent Resistance – Dec 1, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 20167:00 PM @ Friends Meeting House 5 LongFellow Park, Cambridge, MA Book Presentation: Bil’in and The Nonviolent Resistance Iyad Burnat is the coordinator for the Popular Committee in Bil’in, Palestine. For 10 years, Iyad and the Popular Committee of this small village have held weekly non-violent demonstrations against the confiscation of theirContinue reading “Book Presentation: Bil’in and The Nonviolent Resistance – Dec 1, 2016”

What the Fields Remember – Oct 8, 2016

The Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia Invites you to a screening of the film – What the Fields Remember Room 3-133MIT Saturday October 8, 3 PM, 2016 On 18th February 1983, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, more than 2000 Muslims were killed in the town of Nellie and its surrounding villagesContinue reading “What the Fields Remember – Oct 8, 2016”

Governance for Development: Political and Administrative Reforms for Bangladesh

Sponsored by CGIS/HarvardSupported by the Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia Governance for Development: Political and Administrative Reforms for Bangladesh by Dr. Nazrul Islam United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs4:00 pm, Friday, September 30CGIS South S354,1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA Governance problems are possibly the main constraint on the realization ofContinue reading “Governance for Development: Political and Administrative Reforms for Bangladesh”

Call by the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students’ Union for an international day of protest on March 2nd, 2016

Responding to the call by the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students’ Union for an international day of protest on March 2nd, the Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia invites you to join a vigil: Harvard Square “T” stop, Cambridge MAWednesday 7 PM – March 2, 2016 Please bring candles, signs, songs, chants…and pleaseContinue reading “Call by the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students’ Union for an international day of protest on March 2nd, 2016”

Development and Dispossession: The Indian Case

Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asiapresents“Development and Dispossession: The Indian Case”March 12th, 2PM, MIT 2-105Prof. Amit Bhaduri Amit Bhaduri is an economist and a consistent critic of mainstream neoclassical economic theory. He exposes its logically flawed foundations – including ‘corporate-led growth strategies’ and ‘developmental terrorism’, ideas that have emerged in India and otherContinue reading “Development and Dispossession: The Indian Case”