Harvard University: The Prince Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program and the South Asia Institute presents – Reflections: A Conversation with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant

Reflections: A Conversation with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant at Harvard UniversityThe Merchant brothers, Salim and Sulaiman, rank among the most dynamic and talented musicians and composers in South Asia today. The breadth and range of their musical ability attests to their intrinsic genius: from award winning musical scores and compositions in Indian and American cinema to collaborations with some of the most talented and ground-breaking musicians of our times. Salim and Suleiman will reflect on their musical careers and some of their widely acclaimed compositions inspired by Islam’s rich tradition of spirituality and artistic expression.

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Prince Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard UniversityAbout the Prince Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University

The Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University is dedicated to furthering the scholarly study of Islam and the Muslim world in a broadly interdisciplinary context and offers incomparable resources in its world-class faculty, extensive and multiple libraries, on-line resources, museums, area studies centers and research initiatives.

Central to its academic and scholarly objectives, the Alwaleed Program seeks to bridge gaps in understanding between the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds and ensure that Harvard’s capacity in Islamic Studies fully represents the depth of Islam’s rich historical and geographically diverse cultures.

The Alwaleed Program at Harvard was established with a generous donation from Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia

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Harvard University South Asia InstituteAbout the South Asia Institute

The Harvard University South Asia Institute (SAI) engages faculty and students through interdisciplinary programs to advance and deepen the teaching and research on global issues relevant to South Asia.

Founded in 2003 to further Harvard University’s engagement with South Asia, SAI is a university-wide research institute at Harvard that engages faculty members, students, and in region institutions through interdisciplinary programs to disseminate knowledge, build capacity, inform policy, and engage in advocacy on issues that are shaping South Asia today.

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