Events archive

South Asia Seminar
Nayanika Mathur (CSASP/ OSGA, Oxford) , Rosalind O'Hanlon (Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford)
13 October 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Online via Teams Live Events
Abstract In this opening session of the Modern South Asian Studies seminars, we put the disciplines of history and anthropology into conversation with one another to consider how the academic study... Read more
Sankar Muthu
13 May 2020 - 5:30pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
European eighteenth-century thinkers were fascinated by what they took to be the astonishing modern creation of the largest possible human community, a kind of global society. Many of them were also... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Sarah Ansari (Royal Holloway)
12 May 2020 - 2:00pm
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
Rohan Deb Roy
28 April 2020 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College
By focussing on the history of white ants in colonial South Asia, this talk argues that co-constitutive encounters between the worlds of insects and politics have been an intrinsic feature of British... Read more
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (Chief of Staff, US Department of State, 2002-2005)
12 March 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Lawrence Wilkerson's last positions in government were as Secretary of State Colin Powell's Chief of Staff (2002-05), Associate Director of the State Department's Policy Planning staff under the... Read more
Shivam Vij (Journalist)
9 March 2020 - 5:30pm
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a second term last May despite a 45-year high unemployment rate. Do Indian voters not care about their jobs and incomes? Do they care more about Hindu... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Salman Choudhry, Raja Ali Muhammad Saleem
3 March 2020 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room
The ZVM Rangoonwala Foundation sponsors three visiting fellowships for scholars or senior professionals from Pakistan to spend up to two months at the University of Oxford’s Contemporary South Asian... Read more
28 February 2020 - 2:00pm
Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
The India-Oxford Initiative (IndOx) is a cross-divisional platform at the University of Oxford aiming to promote multidisciplinary research and academic collaboration between the Indian subcontinent... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Edward Simpson (SOAS, University of London)
25 February 2020 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College
This talk suggests that road building in South Asia was naturalised in the twentieth century to the point of common sense. Consequently, road building is now part of a system of climate change denial... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Roy S. Fischel (SOAS, University of London)
18 February 2020 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College
The language of kingship in early modern India has often been discussed as an issue of power and spiritual authority with a millenarian flavour. Multiple origins were grouped to create a composite... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Uma Pradhan (Oxford)
11 February 2020 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College
Universal schooling has long been considered imperative in attaining better future; both for the state and its people, especially in the Global South. This presentation traces these narratives of ‘... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Jesus Chairez-Garza (University of Manchester)
4 February 2020 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College
This paper explores a largely unknown intellectual and political connection between India and Mexico in the early twentieth century. First, I look at the life of Pandurang Khankhoje, an India... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Vinita Damodaran (Sussex)
28 January 2020 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College
This seminar will discuss the impact of globalisation on the forested landscapes and indigenous or adivasi cultures of India will focus on the environmental and mining history of Eastern India and... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Barbara Harriss-White (Oxford)
21 January 2020 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College
Barbara Harriss-White drove from Cambridge to New Delhi in 1969 and has studied and taught about India ever since, working in the cracks between political economy and economic anthropology. She (co)... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Sanjay Suri (Europe Correspondent for CNN News 18 Media Group)
26 November 2019 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College
Gandhi cast an inescapable spell on the story path of the Bollywood hero from the days of Indian independence through to the seventies. Heroism is shown to lie in rejection of wealth and sexual... Read more

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