What’s On

The South Asian Studies Seminar meets on Wednesdays at 5 pm in Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT. The seminar provides an opportunity to study South and Southeast Asia from a wide variety of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences.

Recordings of recent seminars are available on this website: click on this link for a list of available recordings.

Older seminars are available on iTunes U.

Events

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October 4, 2017

October 4, 2017

Professor Joya Chatterji (Director of the Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Alternatives to citizenship at the end of empire: princes, subjects and mass migration

October 9, 2017

October 9, 2017

Dr Yasser Arafath Pothukandiyil (Dr L.M. Singhvi Visiting Fellow at the Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge)

Seminar Room S1, First Floor, Alison Richard Building

Unknowable God and knowable women: Gender of piety in the Mala Poetics of Malabar

October 11, 2017

October 11, 2017

Professor Janaki Nair (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

An Inheritance of Loss: Private Debt to Public Charity in Princely Mysore        

October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017

Dr Sarah Hodges (University of Warwick)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

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

October 25, 2017

October 25, 2017

Professor Gurharpal Singh (SOAS)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Sikhs and the partition of India: rethinking the Sikh national question, 1940-47

November 1, 2017

November 1, 2017

Dr Partha Pratim Shil (University of Cambridge)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

How does a constable cognize? Notes for a social history of police power in colonial Bengal

November 8, 2017

November 8, 2017

Dr Debjani Bhattacharyya (Drexel University)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

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

November 10, 2017

November 10, 2017

Asma Jahangir, human rights lawyer and activist

Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, 5.30 pm

The Centre of South Asian Studies Lecture on South Asian Public Affairs:   The rule of law and democratic development in Pakistan.

November 15, 2017

November 15, 2017

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

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

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

November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017

Professor David Gellner (University of Oxford)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

The Dr B.H. Farmer Seminar:  Caste, class and culture in contemporary Nepal