25 Years

ICGC South Asia Seminar Series

ICGC South Asia Seminar Series
Nov
14
2018

Naach Bhikhari Naach (2018) Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Shilpi Gulati

Event Time: Wed, 11/14/2018 - 3:00pm

Naach is a form of traditional folk theatre from Bihar, India. In this tradition, male artists often cross dress as women on stage and are referred to as ‘laundas’. The most legendary name in this tradition is Bhikhari Thakur’s...

ICGC South Asia Seminar Series
Oct
24
2018

Enduring Disasters in Sri Lanka

Event Time: Wed, 10/24/2018 - 3:00pm

Dr. Vivian Choi, Enduring Disasters in Sri Lanka

  Abstract:

This talk examines the intersections of two disasters in Sri Lanka: the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and the decades-long...

ICGC Alumni Lecture Series, ICGC South Asia Seminar Series
Oct
17
2018

Gender, Sovereignty and the Law: Postcolonial Feminist Reflections

Event Time: Wed, 10/17/2018 - 3:00pm

Papori Bora, Assistant Professor, Centre for Women’s Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Recent...

ICGC Alumni Lecture Series, ICGC South Asia Seminar Series
Oct
17
2018

Gender, Sovereignty and the Law: Postcolonial Feminist Reflections

Event Time: Wed, 10/17/2018 - 3:00pm

Papori Bora, Assistant Professor, Centre for Women’s Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Recent...

ICGC South Asia Seminar Series
Sep
26
2018

Movement, A Novel

Event Time: Wed, 09/26/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

V.V. Ganeshananthan, A Reading from "Movement, a novel", Department of English

Movement draws on more than a decade of research on the Sri Lankan civil war. The novel takes place primarily in northern Sri Lanka during the late...

ICGC South Asia Seminar Series
Sep
13
2018

Double Discrimination and the Rise of “New” Dalit (“Untouchable”) Women in Modern India

Event Time: Thu, 09/13/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

 

Abstract: What does education mean to Dalit women and why is

it so important to them? In the context of education, and in a

situation of...

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...

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