The Moneylender's Power: Monetary Debt and Social Obligation in Contemporary VidarbhaEvent 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...
'I Prick The Heart of God Like a Thorn': Manto's "Bu" and the Undermining of RomanceEvent 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...
"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....
Pakistani Hindus: Tracing the making of a minority in Post-Colonial South Asia 1947-1971Event 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...
Film Screening "Demons in Paradise" (2017) and Discussion with Filmmaker Jude RatnamEvent 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...
Love, Sex, and Transgression: The Feminist Writer and Issues of RepresentationEvent 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...
His Master’s Voice and Other Questions of FidelityEvent 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
Sexuality and the Science of Kinship in Colonial IndiaEvent Time: Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:00pm
Wednesday, December 7
Discussion of Durba Mitra's Sexuality and the Science of Kinship in Colonial India
Book Discussion on "Poverty and the Quest for Life: Somewhere between the Rural and the Urban in South Asia"Event Time: Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:00pm
Thursday, November 17
Book Discussion on Poverty and the Quest for Life: Somewhere between the Rural and the Urban in South Asia
Bhrigupati Singh, Brown University, Rhode Island
Book Discussion on "Unconditional Equality"Event Time: Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:00pm
Wednesday, November 2
Book Discussion on Unconditional Equality
Ajay Skaria, University of Minnesota
Recommended reading: http://permanent-black.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-religion-of-gandhi-...