Events archive

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
South Asia Seminar
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
South Asia Seminar
Vijay Joshi (Merton)
17 October 2017 - 2:00pm
Nissan Lecture Theatre
Vijay Joshi is Emeritus Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. His main areas of interest are Macroeconomics, International Economics and Development Economics, and he has published widely in these fields... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Yasser Arafath (Delhi)
10 October 2017 - 2:00pm
Nissan Lecture Theatre
As the Portuguese’s entry opened up a turbulent time in the Indian Ocean, Muslim scribal elites across the region presented them within the image of idolatrous infidels. Writing in Arabic, the... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Jason Keith Fernandes (Lisbon)
6 June 2017 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Exploring the emotional terrain of the citizenship experiences of groups in Goa this paper will argue that through the linguistic choices made by the government of Goa it is not merely caste that is... Read more
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
South Asia Seminar
Dilip M. Menon (Witwatersrand)
25 April 2017 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Gandhi’s lauded text Hind Swaraj is born of and located within the 19th century crisis of liberal democracy and its resolutions of an intimate animosity towards the masses. Gandhi shares considerable... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Tarak Barkawi (LSE, London)
7 March 2017 - 2:00pm
Pavilion Room
The shock of repeated defeats, massive expansion, and the pressures of operations on multiple fronts transformed the Indian Army in World War II. It had to commission ever greater numbers of Indians... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Sanjay Kak (Independent Film-Maker and Photographer)
3 March 2017 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room
Photography in Kashmir has emerged as a powerful witness to its troubled present. Rooted in the everyday of photojournalism, and stretching away from those limits when they can, a remarkable new... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Mark Harrison (Green Templeton)
28 February 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fellows' Dining Room
In 1817-21, cholera spread out of its supposed 'home' in deltaic Bengal to much of the rest of India, marking the beginning of several pandemic waves which engulfed much of the world. Despite its... Read more

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