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The Cambridge South Asia Seminar

The Centre of South Asian Studies Seminar will be partly online and partly in person during the Lent Term. We will be welcoming an exciting line up of scholars to debate some key themes in the field.

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. Seminars and events from the Michaelmas Term 2020 remain available on this podcast series.

Please note: For security reasons, we now require all those attending an online event to register in advance. After registration you will receive an email containing a link to the seminar and a passcode. DO NOT pass this email or its contents on to anyone, and do not share it on social media. If you know of someone who would like to attend, please direct them to this page so that they can register.

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

27 April

Ammu: food to nourish your soul, from a life of cooking
Asma Khan (Darjeeling Express)

Also available online: click here to register

4 May

Christian missions in South India: hotspots of knowledge (17th-18th centuries)
Ines Zupanov (Centre d’études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud, Paris)

Also available online: click here to register

11 May

In the shadow of the palms: more-than-human becomings on the West Papuan plantation frontier
Sophie Chao (University of Sydney)

Co-hosted with with The Global Lives of the Orangutan project (Department of Social Anthropology) and the Tunku/Malay World Studies research community (St Catharine’s College)

The seminar will take place in Arts School Room A at 5pm.

Also available online: click here to register

18 May

Unsettling utopia: the making and unmaking of French India
Jessica Namakkal (Duke University)


25 May

Confusion in the scholarly discourse on race and caste
Nate Roberts (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

Also available online: click here to register

1 June

From infrastructure to superstructure: a tale in three acts
Arvind Rajagopal (New York University)

Also available online: click here to register

8 June

The South Asian Public Policy Lecture:

Beyond racial binaries: Western fighters for India’s freedom
Ramachandra Guha

Also available online: click here to register



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