Events archive

South Asia Seminar
Margot Finn (UCL)
24 April 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
Professor Margot Finn is an historian of modern Britain (Britain since 1750), with a predominant focus on the period to 1914. Her previous work has ranged from the history of Victorian popular... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Sejuti Das Gupta (James Madison)
6 March 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
With cultural nationalism and symbolic politics holding the media attention, the significant transformation of India’s political economy and its contribution to victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Parul Bhandari (Cambridge; Centre of Social Sciences and Humanities, New Delhi)
27 February 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
Parul Bhandari is currently a Visiting Scholar at St Edmund’s College and the Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS), University of Cambridge, UK. She is also a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Centre of... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Avinash Paliwal (School of Oriental and African Studies, London)
20 February 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
The archetype of ‘my enemy’s enemy is my friend’, India’s political and economic presence in Afghanistan is often viewed as a Machiavellian ploy aimed against Pakistan. The first of its kind, this... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Raphael Susewind (King's College London)
13 February 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
How can we understand 'tension', the experience of rigidity that often underpins systemic structures of domination, epistemic violence as well as physical aggression in South Asia? Following Zygmunt... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Zoltán Biedermann (University College London) and Alan Strathern (Brasenose)
6 February 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
The presenters will reflect on their proposal to draw Sri Lanka into the paradigm of global history through the recently published edited collection Sri Lanka at the Crossroads of History (UCL, 2017... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Adnan Naseemullah (King's College London)
30 January 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
Why have growth rates have dramatically diverged between India and Pakistan since the 1990s, when their economic and political institutions have increasingly converged? This paper argues that... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Shapan Adnan
23 January 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
The Rohingyas violently expelled by Myanmar are not recognized as international refugees by Bangladesh. Despite lacking citizenship and the right to work, they have sought to survive through covert... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Sanal Mohan (Mahatma Gandhi University)
16 January 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
Missionary Christianity in Kerala, contrary to the received notions in social sciences, offered a new language of internal deliberations to Dalits and provided them agency different from their... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Kunal Sen (Manchester)
28 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
India has historically performed badly in the World Bank’s Doing Business Indicators and a key objective of the current Indian government is about improving de jure rules around investment decisions... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Ian Talbot (Southampton)
21 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
The paper examines the roles of three influential heads of the British High Commission in Pakistan’s early post-independence history, Sir Gilbert Laithwaite (1951-4), Sir Alexander Symon (1954-61)... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Johnathan Spencer (Edinburgh)
14 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
Jonathan Spencer is Regius Professor of South Asian Language, Culture and Society at the University of Edinburgh. He has carried out research in Sri Lanka since the early 1980s. His most recent book... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Alessandra Mezzadri (School of Oriental and African Studies, London)
7 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
Drawing from Marxian and feminist insights, this presentation, based on a recently completed book, theorizes the garment sweatshop in India as a complex 'regime' of exploitation and oppression,... Read more
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Rajesh Venugopal (London School of Economics)
31 October 2017 - 2:00pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
This paper (joint work with Shalaka Thakur) examines the parallel governance system that has emerged under the protracted ceasefire between the Indian government and the separatist National Socialist... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Natasha Eaton (University College London)
24 October 2017 - 2:00pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
Can the world be thought of in terms of sepia and light? This talk will explore the relationship between archaic labour and photography in colonial Ceylon with an emphasis on pearlescence and how... Read more

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