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May 2018

Mon
May 7
8:00am-10:00am

Democracy, Caste and Hindu Nationalism | Talk by Gopal Guru

(Cosponsored event with India China Institute at The New School) Professor Gopal Guru's talk on Democracy, Caste and Hindu Nationalism will address issues of caste politics, capitalism and solidarity in India. The discussion will be moderated by David Ludden  (Department of History, NYU). Professor Gopal Guru is eminent political theorist and scholar and a highly regarded teacher based at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Earlier, he taught at the University of Delhi and the University of Pune. Later this year,…

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20 Cooper Square, Main Conference Room # 503, Fifth Floor, 20 Cooper Square
New York City, 10003
Tue
May 1
8:00am-10:00am

Reconfiguring Bombay: The Bombay Poets’ Archive | Talk by Anjali Nerlekar

(Co-sponsored event with NYU Elmer Holmes Bobst Library) The archive has been the subject of much scholarship, being variously defined as a collection of papers, personal or state-sponsored or some combination of the two, that forms the foundation of historical narratives. This presentation will explore one particular recent archive, an ongoing multilingual collection of papers of the Bombay poets which resides now at Cornell University. Crossing the divide between personal and the institutional, this archive contains a unique set of…

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NYU Bobst Library, Avery Fischer Center, Room #743 (7th Floor), Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012 United States

April 2018

Tue
Apr 24
2:00pm-4:00pm

Rana Plaza 5 Years Later: Amplifying Workers Voices Globally

        This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, which resulted in the tragic loss of over 1134 workers’ lives, with thousands more workers injured. The scale of the Rana Plaza disaster raised global awareness about the harsh conditions of global fast fashion. In this panel, we bring together Bangladeshi and US-based artists, activists and scholars to reflect on Rana Plaza 5 years later. In addition to marking the violence and tragedy of…

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Department of Social and Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor, 20 Cooper Square
Mon
Apr 23
1:00pm-3:00pm

Riding on a Sunbeam | Film Screening and Discussion with Mauktik Kulkarni and Samantha Jo Fitzsimons

        What do you do after getting a bachelors in engineering, a masters in biophysics and computational biology and yet another masters in neuroscience from one of the most prestigious universities in the world? You give up your job and go on a solo backpacking adventure around the world. Mauktik Kulkarni did one further. After biking solo through South America and backpacking across 36 countries around the world he went on an adventure trip through the place…

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8th Floor, 239 Greene Street, 239 Greene Street
New York City, NY United States
Fri
Apr 20
8:00am-10:00am

State, Policing and Violence in India: the Repressive and Pastoral | Talk by Jinee Lokaneeta

  In December 2017, when custodial deaths due to torture became a prominent issue in Maharashtra, the Director General of Police reportedly sent an internal circular requesting the use of forensic science methods mentioning lie detector, brain mapping and narcoanalysis tests. The Indian police began using the three techniques a couple of decades ago to gain information despite the lack of any scientific grounding for these forensic techniques. In a context where physical torture is the norm and custodial deaths…

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Gallatin, The Dean’s Conference Room, 1 Washington Place, 8th Floor, Gallatin, 1 Washington Place NY United States
Wed
Apr 11
2:00pm-4:00pm

South Asian American Masculinities and Popular Culture in the Age of Trump

A roundtable featuring D’Lo, Swati Khurana, Rajiv Menon, Mallika Rao, & Imran Siddiquee   (Co-sponsored event with the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU)   ** SEATING IS ON A FIRST-COME BASIS. DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM ** D’Lo, actor, writer, comedian Swati Khurana, artist, writer Rajiv Menon, Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, New York University Mallika Rao, essayist, critic, reporter Imran Siddiquee, filmmaker, speaker, writer, activist The last several years have seen a marked growth of…

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CSGS, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY United States
Fri
Apr 6
8:00am-10:00am

Graduate Student Workshop: South Asia Across Disciplines

  This workshop brings together graduate students and faculty who are working on South Asia across different social science disciplines and fields. The meetings will offer students a chance to develop their scholarship and projects through discussions with students and faculty. Each meeting will involve the presentation of a graduate student's current work-in-progress and will include a lunch. About the talk: The Foreigners' Registration Office (FRO) in India has complex rules for Pakistani citizens, making it difficult for Pakistani Hindu…

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Room 222, 20 Cooper Square, 20 Cooper Square
New York, NY United States
Mon
Apr 2
2:15pm-4:00pm

Literature of Criticism: Colonial Histories and Critical Methods

Talk by Baidik Bhattacharya, University of Delhi   (Joint event with Postcolonial Colloquium)  Are we really into a “postcritical” phase of literary studies, as Rita Felski’s controversial book claims? Have we been able to successfully dismantle what she calls, following Paul Ricoeur, “the hermeneutics of suspicion”? Since her argument is firmly anchored in “literature” and practices of “reading,” I argue in this paper, we need to revisit the foundational moment of the very modern concept of “literature” in the final…

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Department of English, 244 Greene Street

March 2018

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

Technologies of Queer Living, Loving, and Respectability in Kolkata, India

    Talk by Srila Roy (University of Witwatersrand), chaired by Dina Siddiqi (BRAC University, Anthropology)   This talk provides a glimpse into queerness as a way of life in contemporary Kolkata, India. It looks at the manner in which young metropolitan self-identified queer individuals are transforming their selves and modes of living: through somatic practices (like sex change) to the invention of alternative modes of kinship and belonging, both within and outside of the heteropatriarchal family. No longer hidden…

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Fri
Mar 23
8:00am-10:00am

Guli's Children | Film Screening by Joe Thomas Karackattu

Guli's Children: Film Screening and Discussion (Cosponsored event with Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies)   Film discussion will be moderated by Ritty Lukose (NYU Gallatin) About the film: Calicut (also known as GULI in Chinese) was an important node in the overall links between China and Kerala (south of India). The film brings out the cultural-historical ties, the physical artefacts and, most importantly, traces of human genealogy that survive between Kerala and China to this day.  Spanning over two years of…

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Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, R. Baily Winder Auditorium, Room LL2 (basement), 50 Washington Square S
New York, NY 10012 United States

February 2018

Fri
Feb 23
4:00am-2:00pm

2018 Tenth Annual Global South Asia NYU Conference: Justice on the Move

    Our tenth annual NYU Global South Asia conference theme is “Justice on the Move."  The conference will be held at the Institute for Public Knowledge (20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor), on 23-24 February, 2018.  We will be focusing from a range of perspectives on interactions of justice and movement in South Asia, where the term “movement” evokes both mobility and mobilization, at many levels of scale, from the local to global. Justice struggles are ever present in South…

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20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor, 20 Cooper Square
New York City, NY 10003 United States
Fri
Feb 9
7:30am-9:00am

Our Time Has Come: Cosponsored book event with The Review and Debates NYU

  The Review and Debates will be hosting Alyssa Ayres and Tunku Varadarajan for a conversation on Ayres' new book, the wider South Asian dynamic, and the US-India relationship.   About the Guests     Alyssa Ayres is senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). At CFR her work focuses on India’s role in the world and on U.S. relations with South Asia. In 2015, she served as the project director for the CFR-sponsored Independent…

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NYU Kimmel 369
Tue
Feb 6
4:30pm-6:30pm

A Book of Conquest: Book Discussion with David Ludden

  A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia Author: Manan Ahmed Asif About the Book The question of how Islam arrived in India remains markedly contentious in South Asian politics. Standard accounts center on the Umayyad Caliphate’s incursions into Sind and littoral western India in the eighth century CE. In this telling, Muslims were a foreign presence among native Hindus, sowing the seeds of a mutual animosity that presaged the subcontinent’s partition into Pakistan and…

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20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor, 20 Cooper Square
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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