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Indian Ambassador Recognizes American Institute of Indian Studies and Prominent Political Scientists Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph at Washington Reception

On May 23rd, India’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Nirupama Rao, graciously opened her Washington residence to host an event commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the American Institute of Indian Studies and honoring two distinguished scholars of India and former AIIS Research Fellows, Lloyd and

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AIIS 2013 Book Prize Awarded to Sunila Kale for Electrifying India

AIIS 2013 Book Prize Awarded to Sunila Kale for Electrifying India The American Institute of Indian Studies is pleased to announce that its 2013 Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences has been awarded to Sunila Kale of the University of Washington for her book

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Students from Mid-Atlantic Consortium-Center for Academic Excellence in Jaipur Summer 2012

A group of thirteen students from the Mid-Atlantic Consortium-Center for Academic Excellence led by Morgan State University, arrived in India in May 2012 for a seven-week program. The consortium consists of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. Most of the students—whose majors

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AIIS to Hold Three 50th Anniversary Affiliating Institutions Conferences

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the American Institute of Indian Studies will be hosting three two-day conferences that would provide an opportunity for U.S. based scholars to interact with scholars at the Indian institutions that provide research affiliations for AIIS fellows. These conferences will be funded by the U.S.

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AIIS Inaugurates New Building at D-31 Defence Colony

At the end of December 2011, AIIS inaugurated its brand new building on its property at D-31 Defence Colony. The new building is conveniently located right by a new Delhi Metro stop!         Click here to see more photos of the inauguration of the

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AIIS 2012 Junior Fellows Conference

On January 2nd and 3rd, 2012, twelve AIIS Junior Fellows (including a bumper crop of historians and anthropologists and a political scientist; see participant list below) left their research sites, ranging from sometimes-dusty archives in Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chennai, and Delhi, to sometimes-dusty villages in rural Jharkhand, Rajasthan,

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U.S. Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer visits AIIS in August 2010

AIIS staff was delighted and much honored to welcome the U.S. Ambassador to India, Honorable Mr. Timothy J. Roemer, to the AIIS center in Gurgaon on August 20, 2010.

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2011-2012 Fellowship Recipients

Click here to download a PDF of the 2011-2012 Fellowship Recipients.

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Former AIIS Hindi Student Elected First Indian-American Alderman in Chicago

Former AIIS Hindi Student Elected First Indian-American Alderman in Chicago Ameya Pawar, who participated in the AIIS Hindi Summer Language Program in Jaipur in 2009, will become Chicago’s very first Indian-American alderman. Mr. Pawar will assume his position as alderman of the 47thWard on the north side

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Former AIIS Fellow Ehud Halperin Receives Prestigious Award

Ehud Halperin, who was an AIIS junior fellow in 2009, was awarded the 2011 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences

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