Audio files

We are making available audio files of our seminars from May 2013 onwards. We will keep recent seminars on this page, older presentations will continue to be available on our iTunes U channel as podcasts (the seminars available here can also be downloaded from iTunes). The files on the iTunes U site are stored in the collection ‘Centre of South Asian Studies: seminars’ – if you want to receive all future files, then subscribe to the podcast and they will automatically download to your iTunes folder when they become available.

These files do not include the question and answer sessions at the end of the seminars, and in some cases (particularly where a film or piece of music is played) we will cut sections from the audio track for copyright reasons. On occasion it will not be possible for us to make a seminar available at all if the speaker does not give us permission to do so.


Professor Chris Baker (Chulalongkorn University)

Ayutthaya in Asian history from the 13th to 18th century.

Introduced by Dr David Washbrook
Duration: 41 minutes


Dr P. Sanal Mohan (Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala and Smuts Visiting Fellow, Centre of South Asian Studies)

Global Christianity and the transformation of the emotional world of Dalits: a critical reading of missionary writings.

Introduced by Professor Joya Chatterji
Duration: 43 minutes


Dr Arundhati Virmani and Dr Jean Boutier (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Social, Marseille)

Depicting the British abroad: discontinuities in Johan Zoffany’s Tuscan and Indian experience, 1772-1789.

Introduced by Dr Melissa Calaresu
Duration: 43 minutes


Asma Jahangir (Human rights lawyer and activist)

The rule of law and democratic development in Pakistan

Asma Jahangir delivers the annual CSAS Lecture on South Asian Public Affairs.
Introduced by Professor Joya Chatterji
Duration: 40 minutes


Professor Janaki Nair (Jawaharl Nehru University)

An inheritance of loss: private debt to public charity in princely Mysore

Introduced by Professor Joya Chatterji
Duration: 56 minutes


Dr Sarah Hodges (University of Warwick)

Plastic history, caste and the government of things in modern India

Introduced by Dr Norbert Peabody
Duration: 58 minutes


Dr Debjani Bhattacharyya (Drexel University)

‘A naturally forming harbor?’: silt, geological testimony and law in the Bengal Delta

Introduced by Dr David Washbrook
Duration: 42 minutes


Professor James Manor (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

As caste hierarchies wane: explaining inter-caste violence, accommodations and stalemates in rural India

Introduced by Dr David Washbrook
Duration: 32 minutes


Professor David Gellner (University of Oxford)

Caste, class and culture in contemporary Nepal

Professor Gellner delivered the B.H. Farmer Seminar
Introduced by Professor Joya Chatterji
Duration: 64 minutes


Professor David Gilmartin (NC State University)

Nature’s sovereignty: the Indus Basin and India’s Partition

Introduced by Professor Joya Chatterji
Duration: 66 minutes