Centre of South Asian Studies

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Ali Khan - 'Nostalgic pasts, nostalgic futures: poetry, politics and North Indian Muslim identity, 1850-1950'

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Ali Khan, of the Faculty of History, investigates Muslim identity, society and politics through the Urdu-language poetry of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: Seminars

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Mon 12 May 2014


Behroze Gandhy - 'Artists as film-makers - three Indian artists'

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Behroze Gandhy, independent film-maker and critic, presents a discussion and screening of films by three Indian artists: M.F. Hussain, Tyeb Mehta and Akbar Padamsee. The sections...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: Seminars

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Mon 13 May 2013


Dr Anjali Bhardwaj-Datta: Rebuilding lives, redefining spaces: women in post colonial Delhi, 1947-1980

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Dr Bhardwaj-Datta (University of Cambridge) investigates Delhi's gendered spaces and how they were reordered by the aftermath of Partition, looking at how social space was...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: Seminars

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Wed 4 Feb 2015


Dr Harshan Kumarasingham, 'The "Tropical Dominions" - the appeal of Dominion status in the decolonisation of India,...

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Dr Kumarasingham presented a paper detailing the different discussions between the British government and the soon-to-be-independent South Asian colonies, and how practical...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: Seminars

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Thu 24 Oct 2013


Dr Humeira Iqtidar - Tolerance in Islamic thought: South Asian innovations

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Dr Iqtidar introduces her work into piety and liberalisation in Islamic thought among migrant populations from the Tribal Areas of Pakistan.

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: Seminars

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Thu 28 Apr 2016


Dr John Zavos: 'Translating cultures of service in the diaspora: devotion as social action in the BrAsian city'

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Dr Zavos, University of Manchester, explores the transformation of ideas of devotional service and charity in the context of diasporic identity formation amongst South Asian...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: Seminars

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Tue 28 Apr 2015


Dr Justin Jones - '"Houses of justice": Islamic courts and legal forum-shopping in twentieth-century India'

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Justin Jones discusses the role of Islamic courts in the 1920s and 1930s, examining the ways in which the courts maintained their relevance and influence in the face of the...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: Seminars

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Wed 6 Nov 2013


Dr Kriti Kapila - 'Unpopular justice: law and the inexpediency of culture in north India'

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Dr Kriti Kapila presented a paper detailing the often complex relationship between the legal system and popular culture in North India

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: Seminars

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Mon 2 Jun 2014


Dr Louise Tillin - Food for Votes? Comparing Welfare Politics in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh

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Louise Tillin, from King's College, London, examines the relationship between politics and the provision of welfare in two Indian states.

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: Seminars

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Mon 27 Jan 2014


Dr Mark Condos - Fear, violence, and the making of British power in India

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Dr Condos, of Queen Mary, University of London, investigates the representations of colonial British character. He argues that the commonly presented traits of stoicism and...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: Seminars

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Mon 23 Jan 2017


Dr Markus Daechsel -

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Dr Markus Daechsel of Royal Holloway, London, investigates urban development work in Pakistan in the 1950s and 1960s.

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: Seminars

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Tue 11 Mar 2014


Dr Michael Buehler - The politics of Shari'a law: Islamist activists and the state in democratising Indonesia

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Dr Buehler, of the School of Oriental and African Studies, introduces a legal and constitutional history of Indonesia before going on to examine the role of Islamist activists...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: Seminars

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Wed 12 Apr 2017


Dr Pippa Virdee: 'The most relaxing way to fly: women, PIA and the making of 'modern' Pakistan'

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Dr Pippa Virdee of De Montfort University, charts aspects of the recent history of Pakistan by examining the attitudes, culture and fortunes of the national airline.

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: Seminars

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Fri 14 Feb 2014


Dr Rochelle Almeida (New York University) - Britain's Anglo-Indians: the invisibility of assimilation

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Dr Almeida introduces the topic of her forthcoming book about Anglo-Indians in Britain and the ways in which the adjusted their identities to fit in with the country in which they...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: Seminars

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Fri 4 Nov 2016


Dr Rohit De: 'Husna Bai's profession: sex, work and freedom in the Indian constitution, 1950-1964'

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Rohit De of Cambridge University's Centre for History and Economics examines the constitutional contest between officials of the Indian state, welfare workers and prostitutes in...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: Seminars

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Sat 22 Feb 2014


Dr Sajjad Hassan - 'South Asia’s Minorities – Rough road to citizenship'

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Dr Hassan, of the Centre for Equity Studies - Missal, New Delhi, investigates the challenges facing minority groups in South Asia, particularly in the face of majoritarian...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: Seminars

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Fri 27 May 2016


Dr Simon Layton - 'Suppressing "the gift of Krishna": India, piracy and the littoral politics of Empire

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Simon Layton investigates the discourses of 'piracy' and their decline throughout the nineteenth century in India.

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: Seminars

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Mon 2 Jun 2014


Dr Sudeshna Guha - Looking into 'Indian' pasts: archeology, history and ways of seeing

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In this seminar, Dr Guha critiques the ‘archaeology of origins’, which is on the rise within South Asia, and considers the practices and visual documents of archaeology as...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: Seminars

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Thu 28 Apr 2016


Dr Sunil Amrith: 'Crossing the Bay of Bengal: the rise and decline of a South Asian region'

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Dr Amrith, of Birkbeck, University of London, details the various crossings of the Bay of Bengal, as world powers sought access to new resources in the East, and various waves of...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: Seminars

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Wed 22 Oct 2014


Dr Taylor Sherman - Was postcolonial India ever socialist? Ideas, policy and practice, 1947-64

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Dr Sherman, of the London School of Economics, examines one of the pillars of Nehruvian India: socialism. She demonstrates how India had, by 1960, developed its own distinctive...

Collection: Centre of South Asian Studies: Seminars

Institution: Centre of South Asian Studies

Created: Wed 12 Apr 2017


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