Centre of South Asian Studies


South and Southeast Asian-related seminars: Easter 2015

Below is a calendar of seminars and events for this term which might be of interest to students of South and Southeast Asian subjects. If you wish to add an event of your own, then please feel free to do so by clicking here.


DateSpeakerSeminar series TitleLocation
22Dr John Zavos, University of ManchesterSouth Asian SeminarTranslating cultures of service in the diaspora: devotion as social action in the BrAsian city Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building. 5.00pm

27Cleo Roberts, UKIERI PhD researcher.Visual Constructions of South Asia Death and sanitation: Imperial representations of The GangesS2 Seminar Room, Alison Richard Building, 4pm

29Dr Tahir Kamran, Allama Iqbal Fellow, Centre of South Asian StudiesSouth Asian SeminarUrdu migrant literati and Lahore’s cultureSeminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building. 5.00pm


DateSpeakerSeminar series TitleLocation
01Professor Sanjay Subrahmanyam, UCLASouth Asian SeminarModern Asian Studies Lecture - One Asia or many?: Views from connected history.
Please note: This lecture takes place on Friday at 4pm in Trinity College.
The Old Combination Room, Trinity College. 4.00pm

06Dr Aditya Sarkar, University of WarwickSouth Asian SeminarThe antinomies of industrial relations: Bombay's mills, 1884-1897Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building. 5.00pm

11Nicholas Evans, CRASSHVisual Constructions of South AsiaIndian plague maps and the colonial urban S2 Seminar Room, Alison Richard Building, 4pm

12Dr Anupama Rao, Columbia UniversitySouth Asian SeminarAmbedkar in his time and ours
Please note: This seminar is on Tuesday 12 May in Seminar Room S2
Seminar Room S2, Alison Richard Building, 5.00pm

13Dr Akhila Yechury, University of St AndrewsSouth Asian SeminarImagining India, decolonising l'Inde francaise,1947-1954Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building. 5.00pm

14Stuart M. McManus (Harvard University)CSNLS seminar "Quo validis armis capta Manila fuit: Inter-imperial rivalry in Bartolomé Saguinsín’s Epigrammata" In the wake of the failure of the British Occupation of Manila at the end of the Seven Years’ War, a local Tagalog priest, Bartolomé Saguinsín (c. 1694-1772), composed a set of epigrams dedicated to the Lieutenant Governor of the Philippines that celebrated the triumph of Catholic Spanish and Filipino forces over the Protestant British. These epigrams, which I am currently editing, prov5.30pm, Junior Parlour, T Blue Boar, Trinity College

20Dr Matthew Walton, University of OxfordSouth Asian SeminarNew Buddhist Nationalism in Sri Lanka and MyanmarSeminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building. 5.00pm

21Dr Ramnarayan Rawat, Smuts Visiting Fellow and University of DelawareSouth Asian SeminarSmuts Memorial Lecture
Parallel publics: an Indian history of democracy
Please note: this lecture is on THURSDAY 21 May
Old Combination Room, Trinity College. 5.00pm

25Teresa Segura-Garcia (Faculty of History, University of Cambridge)Visual Constructions of South AsiaThe lens and the maharaja: The photographic remaking of Indian kingship in the late colonial periodS2 Seminar Room, Alison Richard Building, 4:00 p.m.

29Professor Prasannan Parthasarathi, Boston CollegeSouth Asian SeminarThe inaugural Raj Chandavarkar Seminar
The natural wealth of nations: ecology and agriculture in nineteenth century Tamilnad
Please note that this seminar has been moved to Friday 29 May
Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building. 6.00pm


DateSpeakerSeminar series TitleLocation
03Professor Mrinalini Sinha, University of MichiganSouth Asian SeminarKingsley Martin Memorial Lecture
The political in question: abolitionism in India’s twentieth century
Winstanley Lecture Hall, Trinity College. 5.00pm

08Imma Ramos, CSASVisual Constructions of South AsiaReviving Sati’s corpse: the invocation of the Shakti Pithas in modern and contemporary politicsS2 Seminar Room, Alison Richard Building, 4:00 p.m.

10Dr John Slight, St John’s College, CambridgeSouth Asian SeminarThe colonial Hajj from India and MalayaSeminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building. 5.00pm