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April 2017

Fri
Apr 14
8:30am-10:00am

Kanishk Tharoor | Swimmer Among the Stars

Swimmer Among the Stars Kanishk Tharoor will be in conversation with Rajesh Parameswaran (author of I Am An Executioner) about Swimmer Among the Stars, Tharoor's debut collection of short stories. The book won the Tata First Book prize for fiction in India and has just been published in the United States. Rajeswari Sunder Rajan will chair the session. Books will be sold at this event with a 20% discount. *** About Swimmer Among the Stars: “A writer who is gifted…

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States

March 2017

Fri
Mar 31
8:30am-10:00am

Bangladesh and Islam: Locating Difference

This round-table discussion critically examines the troubled and shifting relationship between the two unstable but productive terms, "Bangladesh" and "Islam."  Each panelist Neilesh Bose, University of Victoria), Elora Shehabuddin (Rice University), Satadru Sen (Queens College, CUNY) and Saadia Toor (Staten Island, CUNY) will offer initial thoughts and questions for discussion, after a brief introduction by the facilitator Dina M Siddiqi (BRAC Univerisity).   

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Fri
Mar 24
8:30am-10:00am

Bangladeshi Women Organizing for Social Change

Bangladeshi Women Organizing for Social Change is a collective of women organizers supporting women's professional development as organizers to cultivate their leadership in community organizing in the Bangladeshi diasporic community. We invite you to a panel with core organizers of our collective, to learn the stories of Bangladeshi Women's Resistance through arts, activism, and history. Speakers: Chaumtoli Huq, Gulnahar Alam, Sharmin Hossain, Kazi Fouzia Cosponsored by: Bengali Student Association

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Fri
Mar 10
7:30am-9:00am

Colonial Knowledge and the Construction of Historical Memory

Talk by Shah Mahmoud Hanifi (James Madison Universisty), Ben Hopkins (George Washington University), Robert Nichols (Stockton University) Friday, March 10, 12:30-2pm 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Fri
Mar 3
7:30am-9:00am

Daud Ali | Courtly Rituals And Material Culture In Medieval South India: "The Bearer Of The Betel Bag"

The chewing of betel as a mouth-freshener and masticate is near ubiquitous in South Asia today. While today the practice has little overt significance, usually considered a personal and public vice, the material and textual record from late precolonial times right down to the early nineteenth century tells a very different story. It is clear that betel-chewing was far more than matter of personal enjoyment and hygiene, but a highly aestheticized and ritualized practice, that formed part of a wider…

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States

February 2017

Fri
Feb 24
4:00am-2:00pm

2017 South Asia Conference: Inequality in South Asia

February 24-25 2017 Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor All events are free and open to the public   FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24 2017 12.00 Noon: Welcome And Opening Remarks Kanchan Chandra (NYU Politics) and Paula Chakravartty (NYU, Media, Communications and Culture and the Gallatin School) 12.30 – 2.00: INAUGURAL KEYNOTE: CAN CLIENTELISM IMPROVE WELFARE?  AN ASSESSMENT OF PRO-POOR POLICIES IN INDIA Dilip Mookerjee (Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute for Economic Development, Boston University)…

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Fri
Feb 10
7:30am-9:00am

Naisargi Dave | Life is Queerer Than a Chessboard: On Cows, Violence, and Love in Contemporary India

A talk by Naisargi Dave, Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto Friday, February 10, 12:30-2pm 20 Cooper Square, 2nd Floor

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Fri
Feb 3
7:30am-9:00am

Michael Levien | The Future of India's Land Wars

A talk by Michael Levien, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University Discussant: Aaron Jakes, Assistant Professor of Historical Studies, New School Friday, February 3, 12:30-2pm 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Fri
Feb 3
3:00am-1:00pm

Spring 2017 Events

The Future of India's Land Wars A talk by Michael Levien, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University Discussant: Aaron Jakes, Assistant Professor of Historical Studies, New School Friday, February 3, 12:30-2pm 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor Life is Queerer Than a Chessboard: On Cows, Violence, and Love in Contemporary India A talk by Naisargi Dave, Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto Friday, February 10, 12:30-2pm 20 Cooper Square, 2nd Floor 2017 South Asia Conference: Inequality in South Asia Friday, February…

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NYU – Various, 1 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003 United States
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