The South Asian Political Action Committee brings to Tufts for the FIRST TIME EVER -
SOUTH ASIA WEEK
A week full of events and lectures brought to you straight from the heart of the subcontinent
In association with HSC, TASA, APA & BUILD India
1. Holi & Basant by the Hindu Students Council & Association of Pakistani Allies on 21st April - 12.30PM, ResQuad
Basant is the festival of kite flying in Pakistan and is celebrated at the beginning of spring every year.
Every year, thousands of Hindus participate in the festival Holi. The festival has many purposes. First and foremost, it celebrates the beginning of the new season, spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring's abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. It also has a religious purpose, commemorating the salvage of a Vishnu devotee from a fire that killed the demoness Holika. https://www.facebook.com/events/205687876200905/
2. Embracing the Next “ism”: Exploring the New Possibilities of Human Advancement: A talk by Partha Ghosh organized by SAPAC on 24th April - 8PM, ASEAN Auditorium
The challenge facing most developing countries today is whether it is possible to pursue the same model of growth as the developed nations did. Is resource extraction even feasible, given the current global environment? Come and hear Professor Partha Ghosh talk about the next “ism,” a new model for economic development and human advancement. How can this paradigm can challenge the current status quo and provide us with a more sustainable and viable approach towards development?
3. The Psychology of Conflict: A Talk on Kashmir by Justine Hardy organized by SAPAC & The Oslo Scholars Program on April 25th - 6PM, Location TBD