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 23, 2019

October 23, 2019

Dr Saumya Saxena (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Cambridge)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

From the courtroom to the courtyard –  the public life of personal law in post-independence India

October 30, 2019

October 30, 2019

Professor Francesca Orsini (SOAS)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

The Gordon Johnson Seminar.  ‘Literary activism in Cold War India: the short story, the magazine and the world’

November 6, 2019

November 6, 2019

Dr Ruvani Ranasinha (King’s College London)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Contemporary Sri Lankan Anglophone writing

November 13, 2019

November 13, 2019

Dr Salma Siddique (Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

The case of Pakistan’s missing film archive

November 14, 2019

November 14, 2019

Vijayalakshmi Teelock, G.O.S.K. (University of Mauritius)

The Bateman Auditorium, Gonville and Caius College followed by a reception

The Centre of South Asian Studies Lecture on South Asian Public Affairs. Title: ‘The Mauritius Truth and Justice Commission: personal reflections with special attention to South Asian labour in Mauritius’

November 20, 2019

November 20, 2019

Dr Katherine Butler Schofield (King’s College London)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Mayalee Dancing Girl, the East India Company, and the Sambhar Salt Lake Affair 1835–42

November 27, 2019

November 27, 2019

Dr Ines Zupanov (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre d’études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud at the EHESS, Paris)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Christian missions in South India: hotspots of knowledge (17th-18th centuries)

December 4, 2019

December 4, 2019

Dr Farzana Haniffa (University of Colombo

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Badiuddeen Mahmud and The Islamic Socialist Front: “Minority Politics” in 1960s Ceylon