Events archive

South Asia Seminar
Dipti Khera (NYU)
11 May 2021 - 2:00pm
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As Mughal imperial authority weakened by the late 1600s and the British colonial economy became paramount by the 1830s, new patrons and mobile professionals reshaped urban cultures and artistic... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Noaman G Ali (LUMS)
4 May 2021 - 2:00pm
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This paper examines how the encounter of radical activism and peasant militancy reshaped economic and political relations—indeed, the forms and functions of informal and state institutions—in... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Himanshu Jha (Heidelberg)
27 April 2021 - 2:00pm
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In Capturing Institutional Change: The Case of the Right to Information Act in India, I examine the how and why of institutional change through the lenses of transformation in the ‘information regime... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Julie Vig (University of Toronto)
2 March 2021 - 2:00pm
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How can Sikh cultural production in the premodern and early modern period be placed within and understood through wider cultural and literary movements and forces such as the world of Brajbhasha... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Ali Raza (Lahore University of Management Sciences)
23 February 2021 - 2:00pm
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Ali Raza is a historian of South Asia. His research and teaching interests include the social and intellectual history of modern South Asia, comparative colonialisms, decolonization, and post-... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Linda Hess (Stanford)
16 February 2021 - 2:00pm
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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
South Asia Seminar
Nosheen Ali (NYU)
9 February 2021 - 2:00pm
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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
South Asia Seminar
Manan Ahmed (Columbia)
2 February 2021 - 2:00pm
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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
South Asia Seminar
Ed Simpson (SOAS)
26 January 2021 - 2:00pm
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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
South Asia Seminar
Robin Rinehart (Lafayette College)
19 January 2021 - 2:00pm
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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