Past Events


The historical development of Hindi metrical rhythm

5:30–7:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Feb.
19

Hindi, one of the major New Indo-Aryan Languages, has a tradition of verse literature for at least five centuries. The science of meter goes back to the late Vedic period, and Hindi metrics, which started in the 16th century, follows the framework and terminology of Sanskrit metrics. While the meter is defined mainly in terms of the syllable in Sanskrit metrics, new meter defined by the mora became prevalent during the Prakrit-Apabhramsa period. While any metrical form can be applied to Hindi whether it is derived from Sanskrit, Prakrit or Apabhramsa, mora-based metrical forms are much more common in Hindi. One of the possible reasons is that the rhythmic and phonotactic restriction of Hindi are more compatible with the moraic meter. Kings and Mughal emperors patronized poets to compile books of metre especially for Hindi poetry. The metrical rhythm of Hindi is not the same as that of Prakrit-Apabhramsa, but early authors of Hindi metrics ignore that fact. As a result, some of the metrical forms they define are taken over from Prakrit metrics even though those metrical forms actually do not align well with the word boundaries of Hindi. The science of Hindi metre has not been studied well, and we still need to edit manuscripts of early Hindi metre.


Feb.
17

This event sets out to challenge the assumption that disability in India should be understood and responded to as a rights-based category. As a (post) development state with transnational political and economic ties, India provides an ideal location to explore how global discourses are taken up, adapted, or rejected as disabled people seek to create worlds for themselves.


Workshop on Disentangling Disability and Human Rights

Time TBA
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Feb. 15

This workshop and conference sets out to challenge the assumption that disability in India should be understood and responded to as a rights-based category. As a (post) development state with transnational political and economic ties, India provides an ideal location to explore how global discourses are taken up, adapted, or rejected as disabled people seek to create worlds for themselves.


Disability-inclusive Compassionate Care

10:00 am–5:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Feb.
9

Taking into consideration the recommendations of the World Report and UNConvention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), an Indo-US collaboration - between Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, University of Chicago and the Medical Humanities Group of University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi -collaborated with Doctors with Disabilities, Disability Rights Activists, and Health Professions Educators in India to develop a consensus on the disability competencies that should be acquired by health professionals during training so that they can provide quality and equitable care to patients with disabilities.


I-House Alumni Meet

4:00–6:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Jan.
31

Interntational Houses Worldwide cordially invites I-House alumni and friends to join in the 10th stop on Alice Lewthwaite's Grains of Sand Tour. 


Information Session: Graduate Studies in the Humanities

5:00–6:30 pm
American Center, Kolkata

Jan.
24

Join Professor Tyler Williams, Assistant Professor, South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago, for an informational session about the wide range of graduate programs in the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago.


TATA Steel Kolkata Literary Meet 2019

Through January 27, 2019
Kolkata

Begins
Jan. 22

UChicago Faculty Members: Professors Jason Grunebaum, Vu Tran, and Tyler Williams will be speaking at TATA Steel Kolkata Literary Meet at various sessions between January 22-27, 2019. 


International Innovation Corps Information Session

5:00–7:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Jan.
17

The International Innovation Corps identifies scalable, sustainable interventions that impact some of the most pressing social and economic challenges. IIC send teams of Project Associates from top universities from India and around the world to implement projects with the government in India. 


This roundtable, hosted by the Tata Centre for Development at UChicago in collaboration with International Innovation Corps, will deliberate on a wide range of issues related to water quality monitoring. Researchers, policy advocates, and on-the-ground practitioners will come together to discuss how to create actionable data on water pollution, influence policy, and boost India’s potential to fight pollution in its rivers. At a time when there is an enormous need for monitoring and mapping water quality at high spatial and temporal resolution, this roundtable gives a platform to discuss the future of gathering and disseminating water quality data. The roundtable will also explore opportunities to collaborate on creating a common platform to address water quality challenges.
 


This panel discussion will examine the bilateral relationship between India and The United States both from an historical perspective and with a look ahead to the future. The panel will discuss and debate what the past seventy years has meant for the India - US partnership and will look ahead to prospects and challenges for the future. This event will be held in association with International House at the University of Chicago, Indo - American Friendship Association, UChicago Delhi Center and India Habitat Centre.


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