Events archive

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
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

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