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Department of History

South Asia History

The Faculty of Arts & Humanities, History Department, South Asia History Seminar Series.

Tuesday, 5pm, FG01 (Faber Building)

Open to the public - all welcome!

Convenors: Dr Roy Fischel and Dr Shabnum Tejani 

To be added to the South Asia History Seminar mailing list, email the seminar convenor.

Previous Events in this series

“He May Be of the Homosexual Type”: Jodh Singh and the Construction of Ghadar Deviance in the Anglo-American Imagination During the First World War

Gajendra Singh (Exeter)

9 December 2014, Faber Building, 23/24 Russell Square, FG01, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Town, Territory, Paper, Partitions: Material-Spatial Cultures of Provincial Governance in Colonial Bengal, c. 1830-1860

Tania Sengupta (UCL)

2 December 2014, Faber Building, 23/24 Russell Square, FG01, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Malba and Mandirs: The Politics of Divine Resurgence in Delhi, 1911-1939

Deborah Sutton (Lancaster)

25 November 2014, Faber Building, 23/24 Russell Square, FG01, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

History and Memory in the Making of Delhi’s Indo-Muslim Urban Identity, c. 1800-1900

Nishtha Singh (Bowdoin, SSAI) (http://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff95067.php)

18 November 2014, Faber Building, 23/24 Russell Square, FG01, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Making of Exile: An Overview of the Sindhi Hindu Experience of Partition

Nandita Bhavnani (Independent Scholar, Mumbai)

11 November 2014, Faber Building, 23/24 Russell Square, FG01, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The ‘Rare Infliction’: The Great War and the Abolition of Flogging in the Indian Army

Radhika Singha (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

NOTE: This week's seminar will take place on Wednesday in room B102 (Brunei Gallery)

29 October 2014, Faber Building, 23/24 Russell Square, FG01, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

From Community to Class? Counting and Cataloguing Language at the 1951 Census in Western India

Oliver Godsmark (Kent)

21 October 2014, Faber Building, 23/24 Russell Square, FG01, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Panchayats/Mels in Translation: Community Arbitration and Justice in Early Nineteenth-Century Assam

Amrita Shodhan (SOAS)

14 October 2014, Faber Building, 23/24 Russell Square, FG01, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

In Praise of Empire? Indian Testimonials in the Impeachment Trial of Warren Hastings

Prof Robert Travers (Cornell)

3 June 2014, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Gandhi and the Lessons of Chauri Chaura

Prof Karuna Mantena (Yale)

27 May 2014, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

‘Ora Et Labora’: Education and the Basel Mission in the 19th and 20th Century Malabar

Divya Kannan (JNU)

20 May 2014, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Between the Bedroom and the Courthouse: Domesticity, Economy, and Secularism in Colonial India

Dr Julia Stephens (Cambridge & Princeton)

13 May 2014, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

International Health and the Limits of its Global Influence: Bhutan and the Worldwide Smallpox Eradication Programme

Prof Sanjoy Bhattacharya (York)

18 March 2014, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Politics of Mental and Spiritual Health: India, 1920s to the Present Day

Dr Christopher Harding (Edinburgh)

11 March 2014, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Holding Modernity to Ransom: Protest, Traffic and Privies in Colonial Calcutta

Dr Anindita Ghosh (Manchester)

4 March 2014, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

CANCELLED: A Window That Closed: The Indian Strike Movement of 1946-47, Its Context and Repercussions

Prof Ravi Ahuja (Göttingen)

25 February 2014, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Rethinking Nawabi Decadence: Elite Musical Sensibilities in Colonial India

Richard Williams (KCL)

18 February 2014, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Regionalism and Narrative Choice in South Asian Historiography: the view from the Himalayas, c. 1800-1900

Dr Arik Moran (Haifa)

4 February 2014, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Mediating Modernity? The Y.M.C.A. in South Asia (1890-1950)

Prof Harald Fischer-Tiné (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich)

28 January 2014, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Land-Use in Theory and History: Agri-Pastoral Ecology in the Doabs of Greater Punjab, 1803-2013

Prof Minoti Chakravarty-Kaul (Sussex)

21 January 2014, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Semiotics of Rice, Food Campaign and the Popular Culture of Poverty: Bengal 1942-50

Dr Sanjukta Ghosh

14 January 2014, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Ordinary Litigation in India

Prof Marc Galanter (University of Wisconsin-Madison and LSE)

7 January 2014, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

A woman in science: E.K. Janakiammal and the history of science in twentieth century India

Dr Vinita Damodaran (Sussex)

10 December 2013, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Sikhs, Sex and the Colonial State: British Historical Imagination and the Family of Ranjit Singh, c. 1800-1850

Prof Margot Finn (UCL)

3 December 2013, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Memory, place, and British memorials in early Calcutta

Prof Peter Robb (SOAS)

26 November 2013, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Indo-Persian Readings of the Local: How Should Historians Understand Indianness in Persian Literary Texts?

Dr Arthur Dudney (Oxford)

19 November 2013, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

British Agents at the Court of the Nizam of Hyderabad, c. 1779-1804

Tanja Bührer (University of Bern and currently Visiting Fellow, Oxford Centre for Global History and the German Historical Institute London)

Re-scheduled to 29 October from 21 May 2013 - apologies for the late notice and any inconvenience.

29 October 2013, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Religion and Race: Eurasians in colonial India

Dr Valerie Anderson (SOAS)

15 October 2013, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Abolition of Indenture: Between Empire and Nation

Mrinalini Sinha (University of Michigan)

28 May 2013, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Between Bazaar and Bench: The Making of the Indian Drugs Market

Nandini Bhattacharya (University of Dundee)

14 May 2013, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Travelling objects, migrating ideas about design: India – London/New York – India (1851/1956)

Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan (School of Design, Ambedkar University, Delhi and Leverhulme Visiting Fellow at the Royal College of Art, London)

30 April 2013, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Building Nations, Breaking Communities: the Locality of Caste Violence in Colonial North India

Mridu Rai (Trinity College, Dublin)

23 April 2013, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Rewriting the Social History of the Multicultural Mughal Court

Audrey Truschke (Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge)

23 April 2013, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Illiterate Ustad and Other Mythical Beasts: Musicians Writing in the Mughal World

Katherine Schofield (KCL)

19 March 2013, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Andaman “Local Born”: a history of ex-convicts and their descendants in the Bay of Bengal

Clare Anderson (University of Leicester)

12 March 2013, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Sorting Boys and Men: Unlawful Intercourse, Boy Protection and the Child Marriage Restraint Act in Late Colonial India

Ishita Pande (Queen's University, Canada)

5 March 2013, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The New Dispensation: Keshab Chandra Sen and the Search for Universal Religion in Late Nineteenth-Century Bengal

John Stevens (SOAS)

26 February 2013, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Managing agencies and jute mill companies in Calcutta, 1870-1921; the transnational character of British business in India

Alexis Wearmouth (University of Dundee)

19 February 2013, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The 'continuity' problem in Indian environmental historiography

Subhir Sinha (SOAS)

29 January 2013, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Shari'at and Muslim community in colonial Punjab, 1865-85

Robert Ivermee (University of Kent)

15 January 2013, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Panchayat Debate in the Bengal Presidency, 1815-1830

James Jaffe (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)

8 January 2013, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Bayazid Ansari and the boundaries of Indo-Afghan History, 1550-2012

James Caron (SOAS)

4 December 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Locating the 'Exceptional': Land Question in Colonial Sylhet

Debarati Bagchi (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkatta)

20 November 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Husna Bai's Profession: Sex, Work and Freedom under the Indian Constitution (1950-1964)

Rohit De (Centre for History and Economics, University of Cambridge)

13 November 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Treading upon Fires': The 'Mutiny’-Motif' and Colonial Anxieties in British India

Kim Wagner (Queen Mary’s, University of London)

30 October 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Rethinking the East India Company's Conquest of India

Jon Wilson (KCL)

23 October 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Hoopoe and the Eagle: Rhetoric and Resistance in the Early Modern Deccan

Roy Fischel (SOAS)

16 October 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Genealogies of Garbage in Modern India

Sarah Hodges (University of Warwick)

9 October 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Untold Cochin: Dutch Colonialism in Malabar (1750-1830)

Anjana Singh (LSE)

29 May 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The slow partitioning of Sri Lanka and India

Sujit Sivasundaram (University of Cambridge)

22 May 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Railways and the re-conceiving of journeys in colonial India: guidebooks and travelogues

Aparajita Mukhopadhyay (SOAS)

1 May 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Ahmadiyya Defined: Colonial Constructions of ‘Sect’ and ‘Community’ in the Punjab, 1881 to 1924

Shazia Ahmad (SOAS)

24 April 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Alternative Politics and Dominant Narratives: Labour in the Movement of 1968 in Lahore

Anushay Malik (SOAS)

17 April 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Joint South and East Asia History Seminar

Jonathan Saha (University of Bristol) / Willem van Schendel (University of Amsterdam and International Institute of Social History)

Joint South/Southeast/East Asia History Seminar: Defragmenting Asian Studies - Views from Northeast India and Burma

Willem van Schendel (Amsterdam) and Jonathan Saha (Bristol)

20 March 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The importance of being nuclear: big science and state formation in mid-twentieth century India

Jahnavi Phalkey (King’s College London)

13 March 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

State power, military rule, and land reforms in West Pakistan, 1958-1969

Daniel Haines (Royal Holloway University, London)

6 March 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Grave investments: abstraction and sacral spaces in 20th Century Colonial Delhi

Anish Vinaik (University of Oxford)

28 February 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Looking Beyond Flags: The 1940s in India

Indivar Kamtekar (Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi & visiting professor, Centre for Modern Indian Studies at the University of Göttingen)

21 February 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Gandhi, Nehru and the binational Zionists: Palestine, religious pluralism and national identity

James Chiriyankandath (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)

31 January 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

On the origins of Indian nationalism

Norbert Peabody (University of Cambridge)

24 January 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Common-law arbitration and the British discovery of the panchayat

James Jaffe (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)

10 January 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The image of America in Indian political discourse, c. 1947-84: a study of transnational culture

Shalini Sharma (Keele University)

13 December 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Ariadne’s Sword: Interwar feminist responses to child sexual abuse in Britain and India

Daniel Grey (Wolfson College, University of Oxford)

6 December 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Religious Encounters between Bengali Travellers and Southeast Asians, c. 1916-1927

Swarupa Gupta, Makaias (Ministry of Culture, Government of India), and Presidency University, Calcutta

29 November 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Colonial disciplines and universal truths: Jaynarayan Ghoshal in Banaras, 1791-1821

David Curley (Western Washington University)

22 November 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Tindo-European Dress in Orientalist Portraiture : A New Perspective on Cultural Cross-Dressing

Tara Mayer, Affiliation: Research Associate, Le Centre d'Études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud (CEIAS) in Paris

15 November 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Caste, Class and Public Policy in India, a macro-level historical analysis

Pradipta Chaudhury (JNU)

25 October 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Amritsar Massacre: The Untold Story

Nick Lloyd (King’s College London)

18 October 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Situating Oral Histories of Biocutural Diversity Loss in the Satpura Hills of Madhya Pradesh

Ezra Rashkow (Montclair State University)

11 October 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Imperial Identities and Subaltern Subjects

Saurabh Dube (El Colegio de México and University of Warwick)

14 June 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Leaving India to anarchy: Gandhi on the virtue of civil war

Faisal Devji (University of Oxford)

7 June 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The small world of the Indian sewing machine: global goods and local usages, 1875-1952

David Arnold (University of Warwick)

31 May 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Institutionalising unity: Hindi, Urdu and the Hindustani Academy, 1927-47

David Lunn (Languages and Cultures of South Asia, SOAS)

24 May 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Relations of power, geographies of property: land-administration, political-economy, 'Cuttack' and 'India' in the early-nineteenth century

Upal Chakarabarti (History Department, SOAS)

17 May 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Appropriating the Public: urban groups, the state and the contest for space in colonial Delhi: 1863-1880

Raghav Kishore (History Department, SOAS)

10 May 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Rumour, panic and the Great Fear of Calcutta in 1857

Niladri Chatterjee (History Department, SOAS)

3 May 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Amritsar Massacre: The Untold Story

Nick Lloyd (King’s College, London)

22 March 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Marginalised voices in the history of ‘Hindi’

Aishwarj Kumar (University of Cambridge)

8 March 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Civilians and soldiers during India’s Second World War

Yasmin Khan (Royal Holloway, University of London)

1 March 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Medical societies, networks and the competition for medical authority: hybridity, exchange and formalisation in India, 1789-1856

Erica Wald (London School of Economics)

22 February 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Nation's two bodies: fantasies and phantoms of 'New' India

Ravinder Kaur (University of Copenhagen)

1 February 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Muslims of Tamilnad: politics and society 1930-1947

.B.P. More (Institute for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Tellicherry)

25 January 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Unleashing humanitarianism: Rammohun Roy and the transatlantic campaigns against slavery and sati

Lynn Zastoupil (Rhodes College)

18 January 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Amritsar massacre: the untold story

Nick Lloyd (King’s College, London)

11 January 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Making ayurveda modern: framing indigeneity and the biopolitical in interwar north India

Rachel Berger (Concordia University)

14 December 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G2, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

How to be an alien in early modern Lanka

Alan Strathern (University of Cambridge)

30 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G2, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Gandhi before Mahatma: the foundations of political truth

Shruti Kapila (University of Cambridge)

23 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G2, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

How imperative was Hindustani? Critiquing Cohn

Alison Safadi (Goldsmiths)

16 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G2, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Funding India’s secular democracy: economic citizenship in India’s transition to independence

Eleanor Newbigin (SOAS, University of London)

26 October 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G2, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Historical aspects of Zakat policy making in Pakistan

Arshi Khan (SOAS, University of London)

19 October 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G2, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Ambedkar: Reservations and Conversion in the quest for justice

Rudolf C Heredia (The Indian Social Institute, New Delhi)

12 October 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G2, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

How British was British India? Recovering the Cosmopolitan Dimension in the Indo-British Colonial Encounter

Claude Markovits (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)

15 June 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The View from the South: An Alternative Perspective on India’s History

David Washbrook (University of Cambridge)

8 June 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Three Poets in Search of History, Calcutta 1825-1858

Rosinka Chaudhuri, (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta)

1 June 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Control of Space and the Space of Control: the Regulation of Working Class Areas of Lahore, 1947-65

Anushay Malik (SOAS)

25 May 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Railways and the Differentiation of Space in Colonial North India

Aparajita Mukhopadhyay (SOAS)

11 May 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Dispersed Geographies of a Diagnostic Category: ‘Malaria’ in the Nineteenth Century

Rohan Deb Roy (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta)

4 May 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Hero, Celebrity and Icon: the Tendulkar Phenomenon and Indian Public Culture in Historical Perspective

Prashant Kidambi (Leicester University)

27 April 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Aesthetic Codes and Material Practices: the Ancient Monuments Protection Act of 1904 and Hindu Temples

Deborah Sutton (Lancaster University)

23 March 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Migration, Citizenship and the Making of South Asia

Joya Chatterji (University of Cambridge)

9 March 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Subordination of Sovereigns: Colonialism and its Gond Rajas in Central India, 1853-1948

Bhangya Bhukya (Osmania University)

2 March 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

From Sacred to Sacrilegious: the Journey of Bidyasundar in the World of Print

Tapti Roy (Oxford Brookes University)

23 February 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Sikh Discourses on Militancy in the Seventeenth Century

Hardip Singh Syan (SOAS)

9 February 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Building the Infrastructures of Empires: Labour, Labour Processes and Technology Transfer in Britain’s Asian and African Colonies

Ian Kerr (University of Manitoba/SOAS)

2 February 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The View from the South: An Alternative Perspective on India’s History

David Washbrook (University of Cambridge)

26 January 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Astronomy and Astrology in a History of Science in Nineteenth-Century India

Joydeep Sen (University of Warwick and the Science Museum)

15 December 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Sufis and Heretics: The Identity of Nur Turk aka Satgur Nur (13th century CE)

Zawahir Moir (Independent Scholar)

1 December 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Land, Language and Belonging in Postcolonial South India: Hyderabad, 1948-56

Taylor Sherman (Royal Holloway)

24 November 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The 'Moral Crisis' of the Educated Indian: Modern, Western Knowledge and its Indian Object

Sanjay Seth (Goldsmiths College)

17 November 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Kingdom of Kabul and the Conflict between Kamran and Humayun: Reflections on the Economic Background

Ali Anooshahr (University of California, Davis)

27 October 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Intellectual India: Reflections on Amartya Sen and The Argumentative Indian

Jonardon Ganeri (University of Sussex)

20 October 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Introduction and Welcome Drinks

SOAS students and staff

13 October 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

'The Most Rapidly Accumulating Evil': 'Half-Castes' in Nineteenth-Century Bengal

Valerie Anderson (SOAS)

'The Most Rapidly Accumulating Evil': 'Half-Castes' in Nineteenth-Century Bengal

17 March 2009, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Indian Merchants in the Indian Ocean Trade in the Early Modern Period: Some Issues

Om Prakash (Delhi School of Economics)

Indian Merchants in the Indian Ocean Trade in the Early Modern Period: Some Issues

10 March 2009, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Migration and Citizenship in South Asia, 1947-2007

Joya Chatterjee (Cambridge)

Migration and Citizenship in South Asia, 1947-2007

3 March 2009, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Real Life of the Post-National State. Bangladesh, 1971-5

Jon Wilson (King’s College)

The Real Life of the Post-National State. Bangladesh, 1971-5

24 February 2009, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Demystifying 'Refugee Power': Myth and Memory in the Refugee Colonies of Calcutta

Uditi Sen (Cambridge)

Demystifying 'Refugee Power': Myth and Memory in the Refugee Colonies of Calcutta

17 February 2009, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Clothing the Imperial Image: Dress, Identity and Authority in Late 18th to early 19th Century North India

Tara Mayer (SOAS)

Clothing the Imperial Image: Dress, Identity and Authority in Late 18th to early 19th Century North India

3 February 2009, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Gunards, Sovereignty and Colonialism: An Ethnographic History of the Foreshore in Western India

Ed Simpson (SOAS)

Gunards, Sovereignty and Colonialism: An Ethnographic History of the Foreshore in Western India

27 January 2009, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Wilderness and Social Power in Colonial Bengal

Iftekhar Iqbal (Dhaka University & Aga Khan University)

Wilderness and Social Power in Colonial Bengal

20 January 2009, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Water and the Economic History of India

Tirthankar Roy (London School of Economics)

Water and the Economic History of India

13 January 2009, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Woman in the Accounts (hisab) of Men: Sultan Raziyya and the Makings of Early Sultanate Society

Sunil Kumar (SOAS)

The Woman in the Accounts (hisab) of Men: Sultan Raziyya and the Makings of Early Sultanate Society

6 January 2009, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Missionaries and their Medicine: A Christian Modernity for Tribal India

David Hardiman (University of Warwick)

Missionaries and their Medicine: A Christian Modernity for Tribal India

9 December 2008, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The City of Swamps: The Changing Landscapes in Colonial and Postcolonial Calcutta

Ranjan Chakrabarti (Jadhavpur University)

The City of Swamps: The Changing Landscapes in Colonial and Postcolonial Calcutta

2 December 2008, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Interconnected Synchronicities: the Production of Bombay and Glasgow as Modern Global Ports c.1850-1880

Sandip Hazareesingh (Open University)

Interconnected Synchronicities: the Production of Bombay and Glasgow as Modern Global Ports c.1850-1880

25 November 2008, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Coining of the Term Hinduism in Debates on Religion in Colonial India

Geoff Oddie (University of Sydney)

The Coining of the Term Hinduism in Debates on Religion in Colonial India

18 November 2008, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Sayyid Ahmad Khan's Public Sphere: Print and Oratory in Nineteenth Century India

David Lelyveld (William Paterson University)

Sayyid Ahmad Khan's Public Sphere: Print and Oratory in Nineteenth Century India

11 November 2008, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Slum Clearance in Karachi in the 1950s

Markus Daechsel (Royal Holloway)

Slum Clearance in Karachi in the 1950s

28 October 2008, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land: Sir James Mackintosh's Encounter with Bombay's Colonial Society

Anna Gust (SOAS)

Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land: Sir James Mackintosh's Encounter with Bombay's Colonial Society

21 October 2008, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Discarded Goddess: Alakshmi and the Making of a Negative Divinity

Kunal Chakrabarti (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

The Discarded Goddess: Alakshmi and the Making of a Negative Divinity

14 October 2008, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Introduction

Introduction lecture for SOAS students only.

7 October 2008, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

‘Connecting British Hindus’: Religion and the Politics of Hindu Organization in Contemporary Britain

John Zavos (Manchester University)

‘Connecting British Hindus’: Religion and the Politics of Hindu Organization in Contemporary Britain.

10 June 2008, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Kalila wa Dimna in the Islamic Courts of India, 16th-18th centuries

Ann Leibowitz (SOAS)

The Kalila wa Dimna in the Islamic Courts of India, 16th-18th centuries

3 June 2008, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Front Lines and Status Lines: the Follower Ranks of the Indian Army in the Great War, 1916-1920

Radhika Singha (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Front Lines and Status Lines: the Follower Ranks of the Indian Army in the Great War, 1916-1920

27 May 2008, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Invented Traditions of Yayati Kesari and Sankaracharya

Hermann Kulke (Kiel University)

The Invented Traditions of Yayati Kesari and Sankaracharya.

20 May 2008, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Rise of Sikh Gurus in Mughal North India, c.1469-1708

Hardip Singh Syan (SOAS)

The Rise of Sikh Gurus in Mughal North India, c.1469-1708.

13 May 2008, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Astronomers as Poets and Poets as Scientists: the Cycle of Seasons in Early Modern Jyotish Texts

Christopher Minkowski (Oxford University)

Astronomers as Poets and Poets as Scientists: the Cycle of Seasons in Early Modern Jyotish Texts

Note: seminars are held in room B111 from this week onwards.

6 May 2008, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Jessie’s Dream at Lucknow: Popular Memorializations of Dissent, Ambiguity and Class in the Heart of Empire

Projit Mukharji (University of Newcastle upon Tyne)

Jessie’s Dream at Lucknow: Popular Memorializations of Dissent, Ambiguity and Class in the Heart of Empire.

29 April 2008, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Finding and Confining the 'Mad' in British Burma c.1860-1890

Jonathan Saha (SOAS)

Finding and Confining the 'Mad' in British Burma c.1860-1890.

22 April 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

From Jnati to Hindu in the 19th Century Bombay Presidency Law Courts

Amrita Shodhan

From Jnati to Hindu in the 19th Century Bombay Presidency Law Courts.

15 April 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Intellectuals and intermediaries in the seventeenth-century Maratha state

Polly O’Hanlon (Oxford University)

Intellectuals and intermediaries in the seventeenth-century Maratha state

11 March 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Performing power and troubling plays: public theatre in colonial Bengal

Tanika Sarkar (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

Performing power and troubling plays: public theatre in colonial Bengal

4 March 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

From ascetics to crafty priests: The genealogy of colonial discourse

Raf Gelders (Ghent University)

From ascetics to crafty priests: The genealogy of colonial discourse

26 February 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Beyond imperial connections: Indian circulations outside the British Empire

Claude Markovits (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris)

Beyond imperial connections: Indian circulations outside the British Empire

19 February 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Balban: His career and notions of authority in the Delhi Sultanate

Ayan Shome (SOAS, University of London)

Balban: His career and notions of authority in the Delhi Sultanate

5 February 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Hidden treasure: Emperor Shah Jahan’s lost Padshah namah

Saqib Baburi (SOAS, University of London)

Hidden treasure: Emperor Shah Jahan’s lost Padshah namah

29 January 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Better mad than bad? Colonial knowledge, indirect rule and the politics of princely ‘character’, 1880-1940

Fiona Groenhout (University of Western Australia)

Better mad than bad? Colonial knowledge, indirect rule and the politics of princely ‘character’, 1880-1940

22 January 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Working-class unrest in the plague years: Bombay, 1896-98

Aditya Sarkar (SOAS, University of London)

Working-class unrest in the plague years: Bombay, 1896-98

15 January 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Rajputs, intermediaries and territoriality in middle-period Gujarat

Aparna Kapadia (SOAS, University of London)

Rajputs, intermediaries and territoriality in middle-period Gujarat

8 January 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Black Waters and the ‘Wages of Whiteness’: The Racial Dividend and the Life of European Convicts on the Andamans

Harald Fischer-Tiné (Jacobs University, Bremen)

The Black Waters and the ‘Wages of Whiteness’: The Racial Dividend and the Life of European Convicts on the Andamans

11 December 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Labour, Markets, Regulation: Approaching a Key Problem of Transterritorial History

Ravi Ahuja (SOAS, University of London)

Labour, Markets, Regulation: Approaching a Key Problem of Transterritorial History

4 December 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Tamils and Others in the Bay of Bengal: From creolization to a plural society

Elizabeth Kolskey (Villanova University)

European violence and the ambiguous promise of 'British justice' in late 19th c. India

27 November 2007, , TBA, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Tamils and Others in the Bay of Bengal: From creolization to a plural society

Sunil Amrith (Birkbeck College)

Tamils and Others in the Bay of Bengal: From creolization to a plural society

20 November 2007, , TBA, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Maps, Mother Goddesses and Martyrdom in Modern India

Sumathi Ramaswamy (Duke University)

Maps, Mother Goddesses and Martyrdom in Modern India

6 November 2007, , TBA, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Crime and punishment in ancient South Asia: Marking the body in criminal law and social ideology

Patrick Olivelle (University of Texas at Austin)

Crime and punishment in ancient South Asia: Marking the body in criminal law and social ideology

30 October 2007, , TBA, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Shadow States: Languages of Corruption and Caste in the Bureaucracy in Uttar Pradesh, 1930s-1960s

William Gould (University of Leeds)

Shadow States: Languages of Corruption and Caste in the Bureaucracy in Uttar Pradesh, 1930s-1960s

23 October 2007, , TBA, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The City rendered visible: Panoramic imaginings and operative mappings of the Delhi territory, 1815-1858

Yuthika Sharma (Columbia University)

The City rendered visible: Panoramic imaginings and operative mappings of the Delhi territory, 1815-1858

16 October 2007, , TBA, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

In the Company’s shadow: Princes and officials on the Indian frontier, 1815-1846

Arik Moran (Oxford University)

In the Company’s shadow: Princes and officials on the Indian frontier, 1815-1846

9 October 2007, , TBA, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

South Asia History Seminar Introduction

An introduction to the seminar series for SOAS students only

2 October 2007, , TBA, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM