Events archive

South Asia Seminar
Radha Kapuria (Durham University)
31 January 2023 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room
This presentation will examine the role of music festival organisers as “postcolonial custodians” fostering communal amity through classical music in newly created India and Pakistan. Focused on... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Saif Mahmood (Oxford)
24 January 2023 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room
Freedom of speech and expression is a critical indicator of the health of any society and guarantee of such freedom is integral to democracy. Yet, does a legal or constitutional guarantee necessarily... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Ankita Pandey (Oxford)
17 January 2023 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room
The talk analyses civil rights activism in Indian politics. It traces the path taken by voluntary and independent citizen groups to secure civil rights. In that backdrop the talk proposes some... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Laura Trajber Waisbich (Oxford)
22 November 2022 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room
.In the past decades, India and other emerging developing economies have been playing a growing role in global development, mostly through what is known as South-South Cooperation (SSC). This... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Yasser Kureshi (Oxford)
15 November 2022 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room & Zoom
Book Launch - Seeking Supremacy: The Pursuit of Judicial Power in Pakistan In this talk, Kureshi will launch his recently-published book that maps out the evolution of the relationship between the... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Zoha Waseem (University of Warwick)
8 November 2022 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room
The Pakistani police forces are notorious for corruption and coercion. In both colonial and postcolonial contexts, directives to confront security threats have empowered law enforcement agents, while... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Sajid Nizami (Institute of Urdu Language and Literature, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan as Assistant Professor)
1 November 2022 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room
In the beginning of colonial period in India, many efforts, at both individual and collective level, were made to describe the scientific knowledge in Urdu language. In continuation of this tradition... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Vasudha Chhotray (University of East Anglia)
25 October 2022 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room
Ersama block in coastal Odisha, India, was devastated in the supercyclone of October 1999, an event that marked a turning point in the disaster mitigation and management approach for the state.... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Kate Sullivan de Estrada (Oxford)
18 October 2022 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room
The condition of rising powers’ simultaneous reproduction of, and resistance to, dominant modes of global leadership in world politics poses a puzzle. Scholarly work both anticipates that the... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Imre Bangha (Oxford)
11 October 2022 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room
The talk will scrutinise theories on the emergence of a vernacular literary tradition in the “Hindi Belt” (Madhyadeśa) and examine the earliest extant works coming from the region. While both Hindi... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Kira Huju (Oxford)
17 May 2022 - 2:00pm
Pavilion Room
This talk asks what it takes to belong among the “cosmopolitan elite” in international society. With a reflexive sociological sensibility, it examines the ways in which the career diplomats of the... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Amogh Sharma (Oxford)
10 May 2022 - 2:00pm
Pavilion Room
During the 1980s, the Indian electorate was characterized by a rise in partisan de-alignment and an increased volatility in its voting intensions. How did India’s political elites respond to the... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Anwesha Roy (Oxford)
3 May 2022 - 2:00pm
Pavilion Room
This talk will look at the years 1940–42 in Bengal with a view to analyse the social fuel that made the Quit India Movement possible in the province. War-time colonial policies created multiple... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Thiruni Kelegama (Oxford)
26 April 2022 - 2:00pm
Pavilion Room
The imagination of the frontier as "empty" (of civilization) but "full" (of resources) not only allows for the making of a particular landscape, it also helps create and make a certain kind of... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Rui Verde and Rafael Marques (Oxford and Maka Angola), , Malini Ranganathan (American University)
8 March 2022 - 2:00pm
Dahrendorf Room, St. Antony’s College and online
This special set of joint events run by Oxford’s African Studies and South Asian Studies Centres focuses on activism and researching activism. In celebrating the global South’s rich experience of... Read more

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