Events archive

South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Jyotirmaya Sharma (University of Hyderabad)
16 May 2022 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Hasyarnava or The Ocean of Mirth, a medieval Sanskrit political satire, delineates two compelling themes that require serious consideration. First, the Indic traditions underline the centrality of... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Anish Gawande (Oxford)
9 May 2022 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
In 2019, the Indian government unilaterally revoked the autonomy of the disputed region of Kashmir amidst one of the harshest and longest military blockades and communications blackouts in history of... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Abhishek Kaicker (UC Berkeley)
2 May 2022 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Abhishek Kaicker is an Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley and an editor of the Journal of South Asian Intellectual History. He has a PhD from Columbia University... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Humeira Iqtidar (King’s College London)
25 April 2022 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Dr Humeira Iqtidar is Reader in Politics at King's College London. Her research interests bring together postcolonial theory, critical theory and comparative political theory with a focus on modern... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Akeel Bilgrami (Columbia University)
7 March 2022 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Akeel Bilgrami got a B.A in English Literature from Elphinstone College, Bombay University and went to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He has a Ph.D. in... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
J. Daniel Elam (University of Hong Kong)
28 February 2022 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Professor J. Daniel Elam is Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong. He is the author of World Literature for the Wretched of the Earth:... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Nusrat S. Chowdhury (Amherst College)
21 February 2022 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
This talk is based on my current book project that contemplates the postcolonial trajectories of development and democracy. My focus is a river bridge in Bangladesh which is one of the largest and... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Nazmul Sultan (University of Cambridge)
14 February 2022 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Dr. Nazmul S. Sultan is George Kingsley Roth Research Fellow in Politics and International Studies at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge. Dr. Sultan is a political theorist with particular... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Mishka Sinha (University of Oxford)
7 February 2022 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Dr Mishka Sinha is a Research Associate at St. John’s College, Oxford, and co-director of the project on St. John’s and the Colonial Past with Professor William Whyte. She is a cultural and... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Manu Samnotra (University of South Florida)
31 January 2022 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Manu Samnotra is an Associate Professor in political theory at the University of South Florida. He is the author of Worldly Shame: Ethos in Action . Worldly Shame examines shame’s worldly... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Milinda Banerjee (University of St Andrews)
24 January 2022 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
The modern concept of ‘dynasty’ is a politically-motivated modern intellectual invention. For many advocates of a strong sovereign nation-state across the nineteenth and early twentieth century, in... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Ammar Ali Jan (Haqooq-e-Khalq Movement)
17 January 2022 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
This talk will discuss salient features of authoritarian rule in Pakistan. First, the permanent state of emergency that shapes political life in the country fuels arbitrary and whimsical forms of... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Humeira Iqtidar (King’s College London)
29 November 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Dr Humeira Iqtidar is Reader in Politics at King's College London. Her research interests bring together postcolonial theory, critical theory and comparative political theory with a focus on modern... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Ian Sanjay Patel (London School of Economics)
22 November 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Within British imperial thought, the transfer of sovereign power to India and subsequently other former colonies was not perceived as the final end of British imperialism, but simply its latest,... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Akshi Singh (Queen Mary University of London)
15 November 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
‘I have some Garos as my tenants. Though otherwise very obedient and docile, they refused to tell me their dreams.’ Tarun Chandra Sinha, ‘Dreams of the Garos’ ‘When you have cut down all the trees... Read more

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