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The Cambridge South Asia Seminar

The programme for the Centre of South Asian Studies Seminar for the Michaelmas 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).

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.


5 October

Cities, towns and villages: living in the diverse environments of the Indus Civilization

Professor Cameron Petrie (University of Cambridge)

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12 October

Bureaucratic documents and signs of state recognition for Indonesian warias

Dr Benjamin Hegarty (University of Melbourne)

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19 October

The Kingsley Martin Memorial Lecture

A Strange Kindness: Largesse and Learning in the Age of Colonial Capital

Professor Sumathi Ramaswamy (Duke University)

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26 October

Exceptional, pragmatic and provisional: Formation of British imperial governance in Asian frontier tracts

Professor Gunnel Cederlof (Linnaeus University)

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2 November (PLEASE NOTE – UK clock change: this time is 5pm GMT)

Title TBC

Dr. Rekha Bhangaonkar (University of Cambridge)

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9 November

Victims Exercise Agency: Rescuing “Lived” Spaces from Epistemic Subjugation

Professor Nihal Perera (Ball State University)

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16 November

Outsourcing the Polity: Non-State Welfare, Inequality and Resistance in Myanmar

Dr Gerard McCarthy (National University of Singapore)

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23 November

Overflow – History of Land Reclamation in Borneo

Dr Nurfadzilah Yahaya (Yale University)

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