The Cambridge South Asia Seminar

The programme for the Centre of South Asian Studies Seminar for the Lent Term is given below. We will be welcoming an exciting line up of scholars to debate some key themes in the field.

All seminars will take place in Room SG1, Alison Richard Building at 5pm (UK) unless stated otherwise.

Where possible, the content of the presentations will be made available on this page shortly after the seminar, as well as on the Centre’s podcast series ‘South Asia Conversations’, to which you can subscribe at your regular podcast supplier.

24 January

James Tod’s Annals and Antiquities of Rajast’han

Norbert Peabody (University of Cambridge)

31 January

A city of men? Youth masculinities and everyday gendered violences in urban India

Shannon Philip (University of East Anglia)

7 February

The value of difference: Hindu Muslim encounters in Karachi, Pakistan

Ammara Maqsood (University College London)

14 February

Screening of ‘No City for Women’ (Co-organised with the Department of Sociology)

Dr Rangan Chakravarty, Director

21 February

Activism and Care intertwined: Becoming ‘mother-activists’ in Shaheen Bagh

Deepta Chopra (University of Sussex)

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28 February

India’s stalled path of structural transformation: what went wrong?

Kunal Sen, Director, WIDER

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6 March

Past Continuous: Folk, Visual Prototyping and Representation in Bengali Cinema (1949-80)

Priyanka Basu (King’s College, London)

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13 March


Aliya Khalid (University of Oxford)

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