Events archive

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
South Asia Seminar
William Gould (Leeds)
21 February 2017 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
There are two broad trends in historical scholarship on partition: On the one hand, older work traced high politics, and the ‘end-game’ of Empire. On the other, more recent and extensive histories... Read more
South Asia Seminar
14 February 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Saffron, Students, Sangh: Hindu Nationalist Bases in New Delhi Debasmita Boral, St Antony’s College Liberal Democracy and Hindu Nationalism: Two Sides of the Same Coin? Saarang Narayan, St Antony’s... Read more
South Asia Seminar
7 February 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Partition refugees and resettlement in West Punjab Aalene Aneeq, St Catherine’s College Cuisine and the Middle Class Household: The Emergence of "Professional" Cookery in Early Post-Colonial India... Read more
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
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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
South Asia Seminar
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
South Asia Seminar
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
South Asia Seminar
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
South Asia Seminar
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

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