India Week features cultural, educational events

By Shannan Palma | March 23, 2016

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Holi, the festival of colors, is one of India’s most iconic festivals. Emory's Holi celebration is set for Sunday, April 3, from noon until 2 p.m. on McDonough Field.

Nagesh Singh, Consul General of India in Atlanta, will headline Emory University’s annual India Week, set for March 28 through April 4. Organized by a group of dedicated student leaders and sponsored by Emory’s Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning, the 2016 program also features a faculty panel on research opportunities in India, several cultural celebrations and a cricket match, among other events.

A career diplomat, Singh will discuss the reasons for India’s success despite its internal diversity and complexity. His talk will take place at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 1, in the Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall. A light reception will follow. Online registration is required for the consul general’s talk.

India Week also includes the following events:

Faculty Panel on Opportunities in India and Faculty Research
Monday, March 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Cox Hall Ballroom
Deepika Bahri, associate professor of English and Scott Kugle, associate professor of South Asian and Islamic Studies, will speak about their research projects in India. The panel will be followed by information about study abroad opportunities and a performance by the Emory North Indian Classical Music Ensemble led by Kakali Bandyopadhyay.

Samosas To-Go
Monday-Tuesday, March 28-29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., DUC
In collaboration with the Indian Cultural Exchange and the Hindu Student Association, students will deliver samosas all over campus. All proceeds will go to Akanksha, a non-profit that strives to provide education to the underprivileged in India.

Wonderful Wednesday: Flavors of India
Wednesday, March 30, 12-2 p.m., Asbury Circle
A journey through the diverse tastes and flavors of India’s rich culinary culture: Food samples from Northern and Southern India, as well as Chaat, will be served.

Chai House
Thursday, March 31, 6-8 p.m., Brooks Commons, Canon Chapel
A showcase of the diverse talents of Emory students, ranging from art to singing to dance. Indian finger foods and hot milk chai will be served.

Cricket Match
Saturday, April 2, 4-6 p.m., Lower Fields (Candler Fields)
Come play India’s national sport with the Emory Cricket Club.

Holi Celebration
Sunday, April 3, 12-2 p.m., McDonough Field
Holi, the festival of colors, is one of India’s most iconic festivals. This event is essentially a carnival of colors with participants playing with powdered color.

DooleyWood India Mela
Monday, April 4, 5-7 p.m., Asbury Circle
This is the opening event for Emory’s Dooley Week celebration. It includes a showcase of various Indian dance forms and an afternoon of popular Indian music

Established in 1997 with a gift from Claus M. Halle, the Halle Institute for Global Learning bring distinguished visitors from around the world into dialogue with Emory and the broader Atlanta community. The Institute collaborates with schools, centers and other partners to cultivate global perspectives and international understanding on campus and beyond.

Visit halleinstitute.emory.edu for full event details.