Events archive

South Asia Seminar
Teena Purohit (Boston)
30 May 2017 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
This talk examines the writings of Jamal al-din al-Afghani (1838-1897) with particular attention to his polemical piece against Syed Ahmad Khan (1817-1898), entitled “The Refutation of the... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Hayden J. Bellenoit (US Naval Academy)
23 May 2017 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
The transition to colonialism in South Asian history has been a vibrant and hotly contested part of India’s history. The role of scribes as historical actors of change in India’s history has only... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Jon Wilson (King’s College London)
16 May 2017 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Histories of the British empire in India often present it as a stable and effective form of state power and a coherent ideology. Drawing on the argument of his recent book, India Conquered. Britain’s... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Nayanika Mookherjee (Durham)
9 May 2017 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Following the 1971 Bangladesh War, the Bangladesh government publicly designated the thousands of women raped by the then West Pakistani (later Pakistani) military and their local East Pakistani (... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Tim Harper (Cambridge)
2 May 2017 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Tim Harper 's research interests centre on the history of modern Southeast Asia and the region's global connections. His first book, The End of Empire and the Making of Malaya (1999), was a study of... Read more