Events archive

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
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Rohit De (Yale University)
8 November 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Rohit De is an Associate Professor of History at Yale University and an Associate Research Scholar at Yale Law School. A lawyer and a historian of South Asia and the common law world, he is the... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Ritu Birla (University of Toronto)
1 November 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
This lecture returns to themes in the history of British imperial finance via approaches from the new interdisciplinary history of capitalism. Informed by attention to historical processes of... Read more