Events archive

South Asia Seminar
Ali Usman Qasmi (LUMS)
24 November 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fellows' Dining Room
This paper will look at the role played by Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi (1903-81) – Cambridge-trained historian of medieval India – in developing a master narrative for the history of Pakistan. The... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Simon Fuchs (Cambridge)
17 November 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fellows' Dining Room
The talk investigates the transformation of sectarian discourses in Pakistan since the 1970s. I contend that anti-Shiʿi religious scholars considered the Iranian Revolution as a threatening attempt... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Chris Moffat (Queen Mary)
10 November 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fellows' Dining Room
This paper interrogates the continuing political potential of the martyred revolutionary Bhagat Singh (1907-1931) in twenty-first century India. Rather than the wilful conjuring of the dead for... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Yasmin Khan (Oxford)
3 November 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fellows' Dining Room
This seminar will stress India's extensive and diverse involvement in the Second World War through the perspectives of British and Indian life-histories. It will also reflect on writing narrative... Read more