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AIIS Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Fund Innovative Hip Hop Jukeboxx Project in India

Chicago (September 27, 2016) The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) is pleased to announce the launch of its first crowdsource funding campaign for an innovative performing arts project called The Jukeboxx Movement in India: From Surviving to Thriving. The campaign seeks to raise at least $25,000 […]

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AIIS Director-General Purnima Mehta Receives Award from MAC-CAE

Professor Arlene Maclin, the Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Consortium-Center for Academic Excellence (MAC-CAE), presented AIIS Director-General Purnima Mehta with a special plaque for her extraordinary service to MAC-CAE during its five years of collaboration with AIIS to bring students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to […]

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AIIS 2016 Book Prize Awarded to Anand Taneja

The Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences” was awarded to Anand Taneja, an assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University, for Jinnealogy: Time, Islam, and Ecological Thought in the Medieval Ruins of Delhi. Jinnealogy: Time, Islam, and Ecological Thought in […]

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Bernard Bate Tamil Language Student Scholarship

AIIS and the friends and colleagues of the late Bernard Bate announce the establishment of the Bernard Bate Tamil Language Student Scholarship in partnership with the longstanding AIIS language program. Donations to the scholarship fund will go towards the support of students dedicated to the intensive study of Tamil […]

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AIIS 2016-2017 Fellowship Recipients

The American Institute of Indian Studies is pleased to announce that the following scholars and artists have been awarded fellowships to carry out their projects in India in 2016-2017: Tenzin Bhuchung, a graduate student in the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University, was awarded a junior […]

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AIIS Awarded Three-Year Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

AIIS Awarded Three-Year Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities Chicago (March 23, 2016) The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a three-year grant for $245,175 from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship Programs at Independent Research […]

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AIIS Performing Arts Fellowship Had Key Impact on This Musician’s Career

AIIS Performing Arts Fellowship Had Key Impact on This Musician’s Career

Aakash Mittal, a former AIIS fellow, talks about how much his fellowship meant to his career trajectory  

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AIIS Director General Purnima Mehta named one of The Economist’s 50 Diversity Figures in Public Life

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) is pleased to announce that its Director-General, Purnima Mehta, has been distinguished by inclusion in The Economist’s list of Top 50 Diversity Figures in Public Life (http://www.globaldiversitylist.com/top-50-diversity-figures-in-public-life.html). Other notables on the list include President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, […]

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AIIS 2015-2016 Fellowship Recipients

The American Institute of Indian Studies is pleased to announce that the following scholars and artists have been awarded fellowships to carry out their projects in India in 2015-2016: Catherine Adcock, an associate professor in the Department of History at Washington University, St. Louis, was awarded a […]

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AIIS 2015 Book Prizes Awarded to Walter Hakala and Bhrigupati Singh

The Edward Cameron Dimock, Jr. Prize in the Indian Humanities was awarded to Walter Hakala for Negotiating Terms: Urdu Dictionaries and the Definition of Modern South Asia “ The Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences” was awarded to Bhrigupati Singh for Poverty and the […]

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