The Yale Hindi Debate


Born as a student’s idea in a Yale classroom, the Yale Hindi Debate has grown exponentially, from an ambitious venture to an intellectual, cultural, and social institution. 
The debate was established as a Yale-only event in 2008, and now sees participation from faculty and students from USA’s preeminent schools, including Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, NYU, Cornell, UCLA, Wesleyan, Rutgers, the University of Texas at Austin, and Wellesley College.

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...a pride for Yale, [the Yale Hindi Debate] was started in 2008 as an internal competition; it has since over the years grown to become a national event.
...has truly emerged as one of the most unique and significant efforts of the Yale India Initiative and the growth of South Asian Studies in the USA.
...not only bolsters the study of South Asian languages and cultures at the universities, but also transcends it, as the issues debated pertain to society as a whole, not only to members of the South Asian community.