Events archive

South Asia Seminar
Tony K. Stewart (Vanderbilt)
31 January 2017 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Professor Stewart's talk is organised jointly with the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies as the Majewski Lecture for Hilary Term, 2017. In 1287 b.s. [=1879/80 c.e.] a short Bangla work was published in... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Rochelle Almeida (NYU)
24 January 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Despite the fact that India’s Anglo-Indians migrated en masse following Independence in 1947 and have spent almost 70 years as a settler-community, they remain relatively unknown in the United... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Tarunabh Khaitan (Wadham)
17 January 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fellows' Dining Room
This talk is jointly organised by the Public Law Discussion Group and the South Asia Seminar. This presentation will argue, using India as a case study, that constitutional directives can be a useful... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Mara Malagodi and Luke McDonagh (City, London)
29 November 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
In this seminar Dr Malagodi and Dr McDonagh examine the Dominion Constitutions of Pakistan and Ireland from a comparative perspective. While the two countries could be described as being dramatically... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Salma Siddique (Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin)
15 November 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Relocating to Bombay from Lahore after partition, the refugee filmmaker Roop Shorey made a series of romantic comedies in independent India starring his collaborator-wife Meena Shorey. In these films... Read more
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Harshan Kumarasingham (Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt; Institute of Commonwealth Studies)
8 November 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
All of the Asian States that emerged from British control in varying degrees took key substantial elements of the British Westminster system. This system was more commonly associated with the British... Read more
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Colin Tyler (Hull)
1 November 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Even though Bhikhu Parekh has written extensively on the theory and practice of multi-ethnic societies, he is yet to articulate the clear critical typography of contemporary forms of national unity... Read more
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A Panel Discussion with Aditya Das, Huw Bowen and Faisal Devji
25 October 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
The book launched at this event outlines the diplomatic and external policies of Gilbert Elliot, the first Earl of Minto, who held the office of Governor-General of Bengal from July 1807 to October... Read more
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Arie M. Dubnov (Haifa; George Washington)
18 October 2016 - 2:00pm
Did Jewish leaders and thinkers conceive Zionism as part of an “Eastern” – Asian and Semitic – cultural and national revival or as a Western importation and a colonial proxy? Why and when was it... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Avishek Ray (Silchar; Edinburgh)
11 October 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Avishek Ray will explore how the dichotomy between the 'good' wanderer and the 'bad' wanderer in the 'Indian tradition' was premised upon a highly contingent process of religio-political partisanship... Read more
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Pradip Dutta (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
14 June 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Vishwabharati, the university that Tagore founded, was an early experiment in producing a global habitation. While many of the ideas that motivated this institution hold out resonances for the... Read more
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Rosinka Chaudhuri (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta)
7 June 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
On December 15th , 1829, a large public meeting was held amidst much excitement at the Town Hall in Calcutta. The speakers, principally from the British mercantile community in Calcutta, but... Read more
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Sanghamitra Choudhury (Agatha Harrison Fellow, St Antony's College; University of Sikkim)
1 June 2016 - 4:00pm
Dahrendorf Room
The book launched at this talk analyses the impact that prolonged socio-political conflict in India has had on political and social spaces for women. Focusing in particular on Assam in the North East... Read more
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Sarmila Bose (DPIR, Oxford)
31 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Pavilion Room
Sarmila Bose is an academic and journalist with principal interests in the politics and public policies of South Asia. Her current work is on migration and identity formation of Bengal 'kayasthas',... Read more
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Uday Chandra (Georgetown Qatar)
26 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Two decades ago, the historical anthropologist K. Sivaramakrishnan noted with a sense of irony that “elites assuming the task of building a national culture and providing it with a liberatory/... Read more

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