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Another India exhibition gives voice to India’s most marginalised communities

8 March 2017

Hundreds of objects which tell the story of 100 million of India’s most marginalised citizens – its Indigenous and Adivasi people – are to go on display for the first time in a ground-breaking exhibition at Cambridge University’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) from today.

Cambridge celebrates ‘long-standing and deep-rooted’ relationship with India

22 February 2017

Today, as part of UK-India Year of Culture 2017, the University of Cambridge launches a year-long celebration of its ties with India, which stretch back 150 years.

Young Indian politicians get a taste of Cambridge life

5 December 2016

A delegation of 12 Indian student politicians affiliated to various political parties visited Cambridge on 1 December to gain a greater understanding of links between the University of Cambridge and India

Rice farming in India much older than thought, used as 'summer crop' by Indus civilisation

21 November 2016

Thought to have arrived from China in 2000 BC, latest research shows domesticated rice agriculture in India and Pakistan existed centuries earlier, and suggests systems of seasonal crop variation that would have provided a rich and diverse diet for the Bronze Age residents of the Indus valley.

Opinion: How the UK and India can lead the development of ecologically smart cities

8 November 2016

Bhaskar Vira and Eszter Kovacs (Department of Geography and University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute) discuss how lessons learned about water management in Nepal and India can guide how cities can be made "ecologically smart".

Cambridge and India

"For over 150 years, the University of Cambridge has had a close relationship with India based on academic partnership and lasting friendships. India matters to Cambridge. And there has never been a better time to engage with its culture, its knowledge, science and technology, its world-view and, above all, the talents of its people.”

Prof Sir Leszek Borysiewicz,
Vice-Chancellor