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 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 and other ORCs Sufi Shrines Workshop in Aurangabad

AIIS and other ORCs Sufi Shrines Workshop in Aurangabad

AIIS and Five Centers Join for “Sufi Shrines” Workshop On August 1-4 2014, fourteen scholars from eight countries met near Aurangabad, Maharashtra, in a workshop sponsored by six American Overseas Research Centers (AORCs), organized and hosted by AIIS. The theme of the workshop, “The Practice, Performance, and

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AIIS Announces its 2014-2015 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 2014-2015: David Atwill, an associate professor in the Department of History at Pennsylvania State University, was awarded a senior

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AIIS ANNOUNCES ITS 2013-2014 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 2013-2014:  Daud Ali, an associate professor in the Department of  South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, was

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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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