Events archive

Graduate Students
1 March 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Join us at this seminar, where MSt and first-year DPhil students will be presenting on their dissertation projects. More information to follow. 4.00 – 4.20pm Jason Kelly - Afghan Shi’a Hazara... Read more
Sanjay Srivatstava (Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi / University College London)
26 February 2021 - 10:00am
Sanjay Srivastava is Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, and British Academy Global Professor at the Department of Geography, UCL. His publications include Constructing... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Ali Raza (Lahore University of Management Sciences)
23 February 2021 - 2:00pm
Teams Online
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
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