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DAK 32 fall 2018

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Past print newsletters:

DAK 31 winter 2018

DAK 30 spring 2017

DAK 29 fall 2016

DAK 28, Spring 2016

DAK 27, Summer 2015

Dak 26, Fall 2014

Dak 25, Spring 2014

DAK 24, Summer 2013

DAK 23, Winter 2012/2013

DAK 22, Spring 2012

Dak 21, Spring 2011

Dak 20, Fall 2010

DAK 19, Spring 2010

DAK 18, Fall 2009

DAK 17, Winter 2008/2009

DAK 16, Spring 2008

AIIS 2017-2018 Fellowship Recipients

The American Institute of Indian Studies is Pleased to Announce that the Following Scholars have been Awarded Fellowships to Carry Out their Projects in India in 2017-2018: Adam Auerbach, an assistant professor in the School of International Service at American University, was awarded a senior short-term fellowship

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AIIS 2017 Book Prizes Awarded to Radhika Govindrajan and to Diane Coffey and Dean Spears

The Edward Cameron Dimock, Jr. Prize in the Indian Humanities was awarded to Radhika Govindrajan for Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relations in India’s Central Himalayas The Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences was awarded to Diane Coffey and Dean Spears, joint authors of Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted

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AIIS is Co-sponsoring International Conference on the Life and Legacy of Mountstuart Elphinstone in Mumbai in April 2017

The conference called Mountstuart Elphinstone: Between Local and Global Forces will be held at Elphinstone College in Mumbai in April 2017. The conference is being organized by Professor Shah Mahmoud Hanifi of James Madison University and is also co-sponsored by the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies, American

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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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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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