Events archive

Shruti Kapila (University of Cambridge)
22 February 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Shruti Kapila is University Lecturer in History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College. She is the editor of An Intellectual History for India (CUP, Cambridge 2010) and... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Linda Hess (Stanford)
16 February 2021 - 2:00pm
Teams Online
I don’t use ink or paper, this hand never touched a pen. The great truths of four ages Kabir tells with his mouth alone. If Kabir, the great 15th-century Hindi poet of Banaras, didn’t write anything... Read more
Prashant Keshavmurthy (McGill University)
15 February 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
If it were possible for poetry to remain difficult to the point of obscurity and yet also the topic of literary debate across a vast geography, the poetry of ‘Abd al-Qādir “Bedil” (1644-1720) of... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Nosheen Ali (NYU)
9 February 2021 - 2:00pm
Teams Online
This talk will examine the emotional and intimate logics of occupation, citizenship, and state-making in Gilgit-Baltistan, a contested borderland between India and Pakistan that forms part of the... Read more
Prathama Banerjee (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies)
8 February 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Thinking across time often stumbles upon the disciplinary division between the metaphysical and the sociological. How does a historian trained in the modern discipline of history engage ideas from... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Manan Ahmed (Columbia)
2 February 2021 - 2:00pm
Teams Online
I present a short overview of my recent book, I closely examine the most complete idea of Hindustan, elaborated by the early seventeenth century Deccan historian Firishta, in his *Tarikh*. The talk... Read more
Vinayak Chaturvedi (University of California, Irvine)
1 February 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar This paper examines the conceptualization of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar as “Veer Savarkar” in the early decades of the twentieth century. It argues that... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Ed Simpson (SOAS)
26 January 2021 - 2:00pm
Teams Online
This talk follows the route of State Highway 31 through western Madhya Pradesh, central India. It is both jaunty road-trip and abject lesson in how to read the global order. This journey takes us... Read more
Karuna Mantena (Columbia University)
25 January 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Karuna Mantena, Professor of Political Science at Columbia, specialises in political theory with research interests in the theory and history of empire, South Asian intellectual history, and... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Robin Rinehart (Lafayette College)
19 January 2021 - 2:00pm
Teams Online
The Dasam Granth , a text attributed to the tenth guru of Sikhism, Guru Gobind Singh, includes a composition with accounts of twenty-four avatars of the god Vishnu. The concluding story narrates the... Read more
Ali Usman Qasmi (Lahore University of Management Sciences)
18 January 2021 - 4:00pm
Online with Zoom
Ali Usman Qasmi will be presenting a chapter written for an upcoming edited volume, for discussion and debate. Ali Usman Qasmi is Associate Professor (History) at the School of Humanities and Social... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Sarah Ansari (Royal Holloway)
24 November 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Online via Teams Live Events
This talk explores connections between ‘development’ and the politics of agrarian reform in Sindh (Pakistan) during the period of transition straddling Independence. On the one hand, it highlights... Read more
South Asia Seminar
John E Cort (Denison)
17 November 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Online via Teams Live Event
In his presentation, Cort starts with the observation that there are ten carved wooden Jain domestic shrines (ghar derāsar) in American museum collections. This raises a question: how and why did... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Cynthia Talbot (Texas at Austin)
10 November 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Online via Teams Live Event
ABSTRACT What did loyalty mean to warriors in the rapidly changing political landscape of early modern North India? I look at three case studies from the late sixteenth century in which elite... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Happymon Jacob (JNU)
3 November 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Online via Teams Live Events
Abstract Unlike ever before in India’s history, domestic political calculations and audience costs dictate the shaping of the country’s foreign and security policy. Under the Bharatiya Janata Party... Read more

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