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 3, 2018

October 3, 2018

Dr Ornit Shani, University of Haifa

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

The people and the making of the Indian Constitution

October 10, 2018

October 10, 2018

Dr Moin Nizami, University of Oxford

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Connecting Ottoman Hijaz and British India: intellectual networks and legacy of Imdadullah Makki (d. 1899 AD)  

October 17, 2018

October 17, 2018

Professor Justin Jones, University of Oxford

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

The Gordon Johnson Seminar:   Eve’s mistakes?  Islamic feminism and the pursuit of female religious authority in contemporary India

October 31, 2018

October 31, 2018

Dr Anindita Ghosh, University of Manchester

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Battle for the streets: privies, gods, traffic and protest in colonial Calcutta

October 31, 2018

October 31, 2018

Dr Aparajita Mukhopadhyay, Goldsmiths, University of London

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

From Grand Tour to Deshbhraman: railways and changing attitudes to travel in colonial India

November 7, 2018

November 7, 2018

Dr Natalya Naqvi, LSE

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

To liberalise or not to liberalise: an analysis of Pakistan’s financial sector’s role in the economy

November 14, 2018

November 14, 2018

Dr Matthew Nelson, SOAS

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Religious freedom and public order: fundamental-rights lawfare and the construction of majoritarian national identities in Pakistan and Malaysia  

November 28, 2018

November 28, 2018

Dr Ali Mi’an, Seattle University

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Contesting Courts: Islamic Law in Colonial and Post-Colonial South Asia