Samip Mallick, President of the Board of Directors of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) and Director of the Ranganathan Center for Digital Information was recently interviewed on WBAI New York’s Asia Pacific Forum. SAADA is a resource that is free and available to the public. Mallick discussed the archive’s efforts to document and preserve the history of South Asian Americans, the vision behind the archive, and some stories behind the collections. An MP3 of the interview is available.
Indian Folk Art: Patua, Warli Gond, and Madhubani
Friday, October 8th at 3:00pm
South Asia Commons – Foster Hall 103
Please join the South Asia Language and Area Center for the first Friday Chai of the 2010/2011 school year on October 8th at 3:00 PM in Foster hall, room 103.
In addition to being the first Friday Chai, Friday marks the premier of “Indian Folk Art: Patua, Warli, Gond, and Madhubani”, an exhibition of Indian folk art in four styles originating in Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh. Dr. Poornima Paidipathy, Harper Schmidt Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor, will give a short introduction to the exhibit. Manvee Vaid, collector and curator of the works, will also be present to explain the origins of the artwork and well as answer questions.
Please join Dr. Paidipathy and Ms. Vaid for a discussion of Indian folk art following the presentations. Chai and samosas will be served.
The artwork will be on display in Foster 103 until the end of Fall Quarter. Open viewing hours are restricted to the times of public events in Foster 103. The exhibit will be viewable every Friday of the quarter, between 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. All of the artwork in the exhibit is available for purchase.