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Celebrating India

 

India's schoolchildren inspired by Cambridge's 'magical science'

31 August 2017

Early career scientists at the University of Cambridge are inspiring a generation of young Indians to pursue opportunities in STEM subjects.

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Cambridge-led collaborations aim to tackle global food security and public health challenges

21 July 2017

Two major research collaborations led by the University of Cambridge have been awarded almost £15 million in funding, the Minister of State for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson MP, announced today during a visit to Cambridge’s Sainsbury Laboratory.

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Tracking inequality in India: the story of a pioneer

4 July 2017

India’s booming business centres and gleaming shopping malls mask a grimmer reality. While one section of the population gets richer, another section gets poorer. In the countryside, farmers and others ‘left behind’ by the economic surge find themselves in increasingly desperate circumstances. In many cases their plight, exacerbated by crippling debt, has led to suicide.

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World’s oldest, illustrated Sanskrit manuscript launches India Unboxed film series

12 June 2017

What connects a head-hunter’s trophy, a meteorite, Hercules, a painting of a Hindu temple, an ornate desk, a brass instrument, a tin of tea (unopened), an exotic orchid, a gharial, stacks of home movies and 8,000 lines of Sanskrit manuscript?

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Seventy years of Indian independence celebrated with summer exhibitions at the Fitzwilliam Museum

6 June 2017

Two exhibitions and a new book have launched the Fitzwilliam Museum's celebration of the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence. The displays celebrate Cambridge’s past and present links with Indian culture with examples from the Museum’s world-class holdings of coins and its rarely-seen collection of Indian miniature painting.

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Opinion: How ‘frugal innovation’ can fight off inequality

19 April 2017

With inequalities set to get worse, it’s time to take radical action, says Jaideep Prabhu, Director of Centre for India & Global Business, Cambridge Judge Business School, writing for The Conversation. Could the answer lie in the ‘frugal revolution’ that is already under way? 

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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.

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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.

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Opinion: India’s militant rhino protectors are challenging traditional views of how conservation works

13 February 2017

There is a dilemma in contemporary conservation: how to balance modernisation, people’s rights and environmentalism. Nowhere is this visible that in Kaziranga, India, writes Dr Bhaskar Vira, Director of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute for The Conversation.

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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

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