Events archive

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
South Asia Seminar
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
South Asia Seminar
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
South Asia Seminar
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
South Asia Seminar
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
South Asia Seminar
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
South Asia Seminar
Gita Piramal (Business Historian, Mumbai; Saïd Business School)
17 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Can a company be both a commercial success and a social enterprise? Kamalnayan Bajaj (1915-1972) proved it is possible. Between 1942 and 1972, the group grew from a debt-riddled position to become... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Richard Williams (Oriental Studies; Trinity College, Oxford)
10 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
When the ruler of a small eighteenth-century kingdom was being assaulted and pillaged by multiple armies - Rajputs, Marathas, Mughals, and Afghans - why would he invest his resources in ensuring that... Read more
South Asia Seminar
David Lunn (SOAS)
3 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Pandey Bechan Sharma (1900–67), known by his pen-name “Ugra” (“fierce”, or “extreme”) has an ambiguous place in the Hindi literary canon. Popular, populist, and unapologetically controversial, he is... Read more
South Asia Seminar
John Slight (St. John's College, Cambridge)
26 April 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
During the colonial period, the British Empire ruled over more Muslims than any other European or Muslim power. The majority of Britain's Muslim subjects lived in India. The British Empire engaged... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Katherine Butler Schofield (King's College London)
8 March 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
How do we write histories of the ephemeral: of affective and sensory experience, of devotional states and journeys, of the live performance of music and dance—of the tangible yet transient texture of... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Sam McNeil (St Antony's), Émile Rolland (St Antony's), Niroshini Sundaresan (Balliol)
23 February 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Hyderabad and sub-imperial Sovereignty in independent India 1946-1948 Sam McNeil, St Antony's College India’s 1948 police action in Hyderabad is generally understood to have been a resolution to the... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Dag Erik Berg (Göttingen)
16 February 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
There has been a tendency in caste studies to explain the origins and existence of caste, relying on structural approaches to explain how it is produced and by whom. This paper seeks to step aside... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Conor Meleady (St Antony's), Anwesha Sengupta (St Catherine's), Smriti Sawkar (St Cross), Gautham Shiralagi (Keble)
9 February 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Understanding Islamic Revivalism in the British Caliphate: Processes and Consequences Conor Meleady, St Antony's College, will seek to present the processes and consequences of British forms of... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Daniel Hunt, Ria Kapoor (Lady Margaret Hall), Amar Sohal (Merton)
2 February 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Indian Activism in the Metropole 1880-1900 Daniel Hunt, St Antony's College An examination of Indian parliamentary activism during the emergence of popular democracy, looking in particular at the... Read more

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