CarolIndia was a series of programming organized across the campus and spanning the entire 2013-2014 academic year designed to raise awareness of the growing importance of India.
"Beyond Bollywood" Film Series
Cosponsor: Nickelodeon Theatre, Film and Media Studies
This film series will bring to the Columbia community exciting and innovative narrative and documentary films that explore contemporary Indian society.
"From Green Revolution to Biotech Seeds : Social Opposition in the Land of Mohandas K. Gandhi "
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, 1 - 2:30 pm
Location: Gambrell 431
Speaker: Prakash Kumar
Cosponsor: The History Department and College of Arts & Sciences
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:30pm
Speaker: Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee
Topic: “Writing A Biography of Cancer”
Cosponsor: College of Arts &
Location: Campus Room of Capstone House
Lecture-Demonstration in MU555 World of Music Survey Class by INFLAME
October 29th, 2013
10:05 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.
Music Building Room 232
Musical Performance Concert by Kumar Das and INFLAME
October 30, 2013
Music Building Recital Hall (2nd Floor, next to the Music Library)
Co-Sponsors: Walker Institute, African American Studies Latin American Studies and School of Music
Discover more about the perfomers here
"Federalism, Governance, and the Challenge of Electrifying India"
November 8, 2013, 3:30 PM
Speaker: Sunila Kale
Cosponsor: Department of Political Science
Dr. Kale will be presenting on Public Issues in India. More information about Dr. Kale can be found by clicking here.
Film Screening & Discussion with Filmmaker Mira Nair
Screening: Monsoon Wedding at 6:30 pm in Gambrell 153
Breakfast Talk: Maxcy at 9 am
Film Studies Talk: Nickelodeon Theatre at 10:30 am
This is a joint initiative with the US Departments of Education and State to celebrate and encourage students to become globally engaged. This event will feature a movie and a discussion with Mira Nair, a prominent filmmaker. Discover more about her by clicking HERE . View the flyer HERE.
See photos from the luncheon HERE
"Jashn - Indian Festival of Lights"
Cosponsor: Indian Student Organization
Jashn is a traditional Hindu Festival. It is celebrated by light lamps that represent the triumph of good over evil.
View the flyer HERE
See photos HERE
"15 Day Study Abroad to India"
Cosponsor: International Student Services
This two week study abroad program will be part of a 3-credit graduate course HSPM 791F, which focuses on Public Health in a developing country context. It will be a residential program that will accommodate 15 students. To view the schedule for this trip, click HERE. View the event flyer here.
Museum Exhibition: "Indian Sculpture from the Shepps Collection"
Location: Second floor lobby, McKissick Museum on the historic Horseshoe
Co-sponsor: McKissick Museum
Museum hours: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday; 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Saturdays; closed Sundays
Cost: Free; open to the public
International Conference on Women and Millennium Development Goals
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India
View more information HERE
"Visiting Scholar on India's Democracy and foreign policy"
Speaker: Sumit Ganguly
Cosponsor: Anthropology, Geography, Economics, International Business, Political Science
Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Sumit Ganguly will be discussing issues in India.
View Lecture event HERE
View breakfast event HERE
Additional projects will be sponsored by departments and programs across the USC campus.
To see the Advisory Committee for The Year of India, click here.
The Holi festival
The colorful festival of Holi is celebrated on Phalgun Purnima which comes in February end or early March. Holi festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of 'good' over 'bad'. The colorful festival bridges the social gap and renew sweet relationships. On this day, people hug and wish each other 'Happy Holi'.
View a video on this celebration by clicking HERE
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~India ranks as 7th largest destination of US exports through South Carolina.
~India ranks 9th in terms of US imports from different countries through South Carolina.
~There are approximately 22 different languages spoken in India, Hindi being the most popularly spoken, as well as 2000 dialects.
~The main religions are Hindu (80.5%), Muslim (13.4%), Christianity (2.3%), Sikhism (1.9%), and Jainism and Buddhism.
~India’s population consists of 1,220,800,359 people, which is approximately 17% of the world’s population.
~India is the largest democracy in the world.
~The main exports in India are agricultural products, textile goods, gems and jewelry, software services and technology, engineering goods, chemicals, and leather products.
~India is the seventh largest country in the world and is the second most populous.
~India gained its independence from Britain on August 15, 1947.
~India has one of the largest number of software engineers in the world.
~Bollywood produces the most films worldwide every year.
~The decimal system was developed in India in 100 B.C.
~Chess was invented in India
~Ayurveda of India was the earliest school of medicine known to the world
~The world’s first university was established in Takshila in India in 700 B.C.
~The literacy rate is approximately 61%.
To see more fun facts on India, click here.