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Fall 2014

Speaker Series

Thursday, September 25
Contemporary Debates on Caste in India
Gopal Guru, Jawaharlal Nehru University
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Noon

Thursday, October 9
Elite Parties, Poor Voters: How Social Services Win Votes in India
Tariq Thachil, Yale University
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Noon

Thursday, October 23
Positional Politics: Regulating the Voluntary Sector in India
Erica Bornstein, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Noon

Monday, November 3
Environmental Jurisprudence and Inequality in India
Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan, Yale University
3rd floor Atrium, Aaron Burr Hall
Noon

Thursday, November 6
“Translatio Studii” in South Asia: Two Case Studies from the ‘Vernacular Millennium’ (1300- )
Deven Patel, University of Pennsylvania
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Noon

Thursday, November 13
The Substance of Merit: Comparing Autonomy Across India’s Public Universities and Colleges
Dinsha Mistree, Princeton University
3rd fl. Atrium, Aaron Burr Hall
Noon

Thursday, November 20
Is Pakistan a Democracy?
S. Akbar Zaidi, Columbia University
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Noon

Other Events

Monday, October 20
Roundtable Discussion
Current Politics in India
Panelists:  Kanchan Chandra, NYU, PIIRS Visiting Scholar; Christophe Jaffrelot, CNRS & Sciences Po (France), Princeton Global Scholar; Atul Kohli, Princeton University
Chair: Isabelle Clark-Deces, Princeton University
219 Aaron Burr Hall
4:30 p.m.

Friday, November 7
Workshop
Urbanization in India: Dimensions and Implications
Adam Auerbach, American University; Sanjoy Chakravorty, Temple University; Leela Fernandes, University of Michigan; Patrick Heller, Brown University; Veena Oldenburg, Baruch College; Howard Spodek, Temple University
Organizer: Christophe Jaffrelot, CNRS & Sciences Po, France; Princeton Global Scholar
219 Aaron Burr Hall
9:30 a.m.

Friday, November 21
Workshop
Post-Independence Hindi-Urdu Poetry
219 Aaron Burr Hall
9:30 a.m.

Spring 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Permanent Coup D’etat:  Military Politics in Pakistan
Aqil Shah, Princeton University
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Noon

Thursday, March 6
Ciphering the Satyagrahi: Gandhi, the Principle, and the Vow
Ajay Skaria, University of Minnesota
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Noon

Wednesday, March 26
Unprecedentedly Modern: Some Recent Experiments with Democracy and Capitalism in India
Pankaj Mishra, essayist and novelist
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Noon

Monday, April 7
Historical Traditions in Early North India
Romila Thapar, Jawaharlal Nehru University (emeritus)
219 Aaron Burr Hall
4:30 p.m.
Cosponsored by the Center for Collaborative History

Thursday, April 10
The Intellectual History of Classical Indian Aesthetics
Sheldon Pollock, Columbia University
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Noon

Workshops

Sunday, March 2
The Modern Spirit of Asia: A PIIRS Symposium on Peter van der Veer’s The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India
219 Aaron Burr Hall
1:30-6 p.m.
Cosponsored by the Program South Asian Studies, the Program in East Asian Studies,the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studiies, and the Center for the Study of Religion

Friday and Saturday, April 11-12
South Asian Studies Early Career Workshop
Cultures – Past and Present
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
219 Aaron Burr Hall



FALL 2013

Please note: An RSVP is required for all SAS lunch lectures. Please contact Jayne Bialkowski. jayne@princeton.edu or 609.258.2635.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Caste and Sectarianism in India’s Heartland Politics: Constructive and Destructive Narratives
Sankarshan Thakur, Roving Editor, The Telegraph, New Delhi
4:30 p.m.
Robertson Hall, Bowl 1
Cosponsored with the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Narendra Modi and the 2014 India Elections
Sankarshan Thakur, Roving Editor, The Telegraph, New Delhi
Noon
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Cosponsored with the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance

September 30, 2013
Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India
Aseem Shrivastava, environmental economist and writer
Noon
Aaron Burr Hall, 3rd floor Atrium

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Chai Why? The Making of the Indian “National Drink”
Philip Lutgendorf, University of Iowa
Noon
219 Aaron Burr Hall

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Where the Sun Rises: Under the Shadow of the Assam-India Conflict
Aruni Kashyap, author and translator
Noon
3rd Floor Atrium, Aaron Burr Hall

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Figures of Speech: Picturing Poetry in 15th-Century Gujarat
Nachiket Chanchani, University of Michigan
Noon
219 Aaron Burr Hall

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Dominant Caste and Territory in South India: The Case of the Kamma Community of Andhra Pradesh
Dalel Benbabaali, London School of Economics
Noon
219 Aaron Burr Hall

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Panel Discussion
Development Work in Pakistan: A Dinner Conversation
Panelists:
Maria-Magdalena Fuchs, Religion
Zara Qureshi, WWS
Stephanie Speirs, WWS
7 - 9 p.m.
Rocky College Private Dining Room
FOR PRINCETON FACULTY AND STUDENTS ONLY

Thursday, November 21, 2013
The Politics of Narendra Modi in Gujarat – 2001-2013
Christophe Jaffrelot, CERI/CNRS, Sciences Po, and 2013-14 Princeton Global Scholar
Noon
219 Aaron Burr Hall

Friday, November 22, 2103
Muslims among Others: Islam's Pluralism in South Asia
Symposium
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Bowl 1 Robertson Hall

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Vernacular Homelands: Language and Region in 19th Century India
Pritipuspa Mishra, University of Southampton, UK, and 2013-14 Fung Global Fellow
Noon
219 Aaron Burr Hall

Friday and Saturday, December 6-7, 2013
Conference
Contemporary Hindi/Urdu Literature and Arts
9 a.m.
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Click here for conference program


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