Indian historian Nayanjot Lahiri will deliver an OP Jindal Distinguished Lecture titled "Are Archaeological Discoveries like Scientific Discoveries?" Lahiri will be joined by Brown faculty commentators Tamara Chin and Yannis Hamilakis, who will discuss the Indus civilization as a case for scientific discovery. Lahiri, recipient of the 2016 John F. Richards Prize, is currently a professor of history at Ashoka University. She is the author of several books including "Ashoka in Ancient India." Co-sponsored by the Center for Contemporary South Asia, the lecture is the first in a two-part lecture series. The event begins at 3 p.m. in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.