25 Years

ICGC South Asia Seminar Series

ICGC South Asia Seminar Series
May
02
2018

Role of Animal Metaphors in Indian Advertisements

Event Time: Wed, 05/02/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Dr. Meraj Ahmed, who received his PhD from Aligarh Muslim University, teaches Hindi-Urdu language and literature in the Dept. of Asian Languages and Literatures at UMN.

  Abstract:

Metaphors are concerned with making a connection...

ICGC South Asia Seminar Series
Apr
18
2018

Film Screening of Bidesia in Bambai

Event Time: Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Synopsis:

Bidesia is Bhojpuri for ‘the one who leaves home’. One in four migrants in Mumbai is Bhojpuri, a people from the north Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Bambai is their name for Mumbai/Bombay.

The...

ICGC South Asia Seminar Series
Apr
13
2018

The Moneylender's Power: Monetary Debt and Social Obligation in Contemporary Vidarbha

Event Time: Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:30pm AARTI SETHI, Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University     A quarter of a million Indian farmers have committed suicide since 1995, a majority of deaths concentrated in the central Indian cotton belt of Vidarbha. The post-liberalization...
ICGC South Asia Seminar Series
Mar
21
2018

'I Prick The Heart of God Like a Thorn': Manto's "Bu" and the Undermining of Romance

Event Time: Wed, 03/21/2018 - 3:30pm

Emily Durham, PhD candidate in the Dept. of Asian Languages and Literatures

Saadat Hasan Manto's commitment to political causes has been doubted by critics and admirers alike, in part because of his consistent refusal to romanticize...

ICGC South Asia Seminar Series
Mar
05
2018

"Nature's present: Ecology, society, and politics in contemporary India."

Event Time: Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:00pm

Presented by: Manesh Rangarajan, Professor of History and Dean of Academic Affairs, Ashoka University

Abstract:  A quarter century since economic reform began, the issues of the environment loom large in Indian public life....

ICGC South Asia Seminar Series
Feb
21
2018

Pakistani Hindus: Tracing the making of a minority in Post-Colonial South Asia 1947-1971

Event Time: Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:00pm

Dr. Sadia Mahmood, Fulbright Scholar at Chaplain College

Sadia is currently working on her first monograph, tentatively called: Pakistani Hindus, The Making of a Minority (1947-1971). Since the founding of the post-colonial state, there...

ICGC South Asia Seminar Series
Feb
14
2018

Film Screening "Demons in Paradise" (2017) and Discussion with Filmmaker Jude Ratnam

Event Time: Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:00pm

Screening of the film "Demons in Paradise" (2017) and discussion with filmmaker, Jude Ratnam

Facilitated by: Professor V.V. Ganeshananthan, Department of English 

For the first time, a Tamil filmmaker living in Sri...

ICGC South Asia Seminar Series
Nov
15
2017

Love, Sex, and Transgression: The Feminist Writer and Issues of Representation

Event Time: Wed, 11/15/2017 - 3:00pm

Abstract:  My play ‘Ismat’s Love Stories’ (2017) originated from my fascination with Ismat Chughtai’s negotiations with her iconic story ‘Lihaf’ (The Quilt) (1941). Celebrated as one of the earliest...

ICGC South Asia Seminar Series
Feb
15
2017

His Master’s Voice and Other Questions of Fidelity

Event Time: Wed, 02/15/2017 - 4:00pm

Presented by Christi A Merrill Associate Professor of South Asian Literature and Postcolonial Theory Department of Comparative Literature Department of Asian Languages and Culture University of Michigan 

 

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ICGC South Asia Seminar Series
Dec
07
2016

Sexuality and the Science of Kinship in Colonial India

Event Time: Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:00pm

Wednesday, December 7

Discussion of Durba Mitra's Sexuality and the Science of Kinship in Colonial India

3-4:30 pm

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