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SSAI Seminar Programme

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The 'rare infliction': The Great War and the abolition of flogging in the Indian Army

Radhika Singha

29 October 2014, Faber Building, 23/24 Russell Square, FG01, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Battles Of The New Republic: A Contemporary History Of Nepal

Prashant Jha and Ian Martin

Book Launch and Panel Discussion

23 October 2014, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Birth 1871: History, The State and The Arts of Denotified Tribes of India

Dakxinkumar Bajrange (Director)

Film Screening and Q&A with director

15 October 2014, Faber Building, 23/24 Russell Square, FG01, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

An Indian Education for Indian Children: the family-school relationship and Indian modernity

Nita Kumar (California)

28 May 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Jaanta Nahin Mera Baap Kaun Hain?! Knowing “our” fathers, knowing “their” fathers

Ramesh Bairy Charles Wallace India Trust fellow 2013-2014)

21 May 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Literature of the Indian Subcontinent Book Talk Series: Jeet Thayil's "Narcopolis" (2012)

Kavita Ramdya

7 April 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 279, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Challenges of Democracy in India

Hon’ble External Affairs Minister of India Shri Salman Khurshid

12 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Reimagining Baloch relationships to the Pakistani nation state in contemporary art and English-language fiction

Madeline Clements

5 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Literature of the Indian Subcontinent Book Talk Series: Jhumpa Lahiri's "Unaccustomed Earth" (2008)

Kavita Ramdya

3 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 279, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Even the Crows: A Divided Gujarat

Sheena Sumaria / Sonum Sumaria (Directors)

26 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Voices of the Afro-Sri Lankans

Dr Shihan de Silva (Producer/Director)

This event has been cancelled.  

26 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Nepal’s Political Transition: challenges ahead

His Excellency Dr Suresh Chalise, the Nepali Ambassador to the UK and Ireland

5 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Literature of the Indian Subcontinent Book Talk Series: Aravind Adiga's "The White Tiger" (2008)

Kavita Ramdya

3 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 279, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Hobson-Jobson: the trading lexicon

Dr Kate Teltscher (University of Roehampton)

15 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Literature of the Indian Subcontinent Book Talk Series: Rishi Reddi's "Karma and Other Stories" (2007)

Kavita Ramdya

13 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 279, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Literature of the Indian Subcontinent Book Talk Series: Ed Husain's "The Islamist" (2007)

Kavita Ramdya

9 December 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 279, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Nepal Elections 2013 - What Next?

David Gellner (University of Oxford), CK Lal, Mara Malagodi (London School of Economics), Surya Subedi (University of Leeds)

6 December 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Magic Ring of Memory and Forgetfulness in South Asian Literature and Folklore

Wendy Doniger (O'Flaherty)

21 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

White Van Stories: Film Screening and Discussion with Director Leena Manimekalai

Leena Manimekalai (Director)

13 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Literature of the Indian Subcontinent Book Talk Series: Kiran Desai's "The Inheritance of Loss"

Kavita Ramdya

4 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 279, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Contours of Participatory Urban Governance in Indian Cities: Potentials and Challenges

Dr. Soumyadip Chattopadhyay

23 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Literature of the Indian Subcontinent Book Talk Series: Rohinton Mistry's "A Fine Balance" (1996)

Kavita Ramdya

7 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 279, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Structure and Content of Dalit Writing

Milind Awad (Charles Wallace India Trust Visiting Fellow 2012-2013)

27 June 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 445, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Translating Ramayana

Arshia Sattar (Independent Scholar)

24 May 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Nautanki

Dr Devendra Sharma (California State University)

11 May 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Claiming back indigenous theater: the Saangit, Bhagat and Nautanki traditions of North India

Dr Devendra Sharma (California State University)

8 May 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Imperial Indo-Persian Treatments of Sanskrit Stories and Knowledge Systems

Dr Audrey Truschke

26 April 2013, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Sanskrit Textual Production for the Mughal Elite

Dr Audrey Truschke

17 April 2013, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Anita Desai's "Fasting, Feasting" (2000)

Kavita Ramdya (SOAS)

8 April 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4421, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Political Economy of Research and Research Institutions in Nepali History

Pratyoush Onta (Martin Chautari, Kathmandu)

21 March 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:30 PM - 5:00 PM

'The Errant Eye' and Mughal Pastoral Poetry

Sunil Sharma

14 March 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Beyond the Politics of Representation: the Adivasi in Literature

Rashmi Varma

12 March 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Jhumpa Lahiri's "Interpreter of Maladies" (1999)

Kavita Ramdya (SOAS)

11 March 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4421, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Can Film be used as an instrument for Social Change?

Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi

In view of the horrific gangrape recently in Delhi concerns have been expressed about the role films. TV and advertisements play in commodifying women. Is self - regulation required or State Censorship? Does film have a larger role to play beyond that of entertainment?

6 March 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G2, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Creating a middle class audience and bourgeoise environmentalism

Somnath Batabyal (SOAS, University of London)

5 March 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Dis-Solving the Myth: The West in South Asian Muslims' Travel Narratives 1765-1857

Dr Najeeba Arif (Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust Visiting Fellow 2012-13)

28 February 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

“We’re Indian and African”: Sidis of India

Shihan de Silva (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)

22 February 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

'That Obscure Object of Desire': Desi Porn in the Age of World Wide Web

Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay (Goldsmiths College)

21 February 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Arundhati Roy's "The God of Small Things" (1997)

Kavita Ramdya (SOAS)

11 February 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4421, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Arun Kolatkar and modernism in India II: the ‘many cycles of give-and-take’ set in motion between languages

Laetitia Zecchini

5 February 2013, Faber Building, FG01, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Arun Kolatkar and modernism in India I: the ‘Bombay scene’ in the 60s

Laetitia Zecchini

4 February 2013, Faber Building, FG01, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

The Gurkha's Daughter: Stories

Prajwal Parajuly (Author)

Prajwal Parajuly’s debut book, The Gurkha's Daughter: Stories, published by Quercus, has received rave reviews and now hits the stands in the UK after being on bestseller lists in South Asia.

31 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Encounters, Cultural Flows and Hybridity in the Indian Ocean

Shihan de Silva (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)

21 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4421, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

India, a 'Rising Power' and Africa: Challenges

Dr Sumit Roy (School of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Jadavpur University,Kolkata,India)

16 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Hanif Kureishi's "The Black Album" (1995)

Kavita Ramdya (SOAS)

14 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4421, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Vikram Seth's "A Suitable Boy" (1993)

Kavita Ramdya (SOAS)

10 December 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4421, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Sufi factor in Pakistani Islamism

Dr Alix Philippon (Post-doctoral researcher, Institute of Political Studies CHERPA/IREMAM)

16 November 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Amitav Ghosh's "The Shadow Lines" (1988)

Kavita Ramdya (SOAS)

12 November 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4421, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Untold War / The Vanni

Frances Harrison (Author) and Benjamin Dix (Photographer)

15 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4421, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Rohinton Mistry's "Tales from Firozsha Baag"

Kavita Ramdya (SOAS)

8 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4421, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

National and Regional Impacts of Climate Change on the Indian Economy

Professor Partha Sen (Dean of the Faculty of Economics, South Asian University, New Delhi)

13 June 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Literature of the Indian Subcontinent: V.S. Naipaul's "The Mystic Masseur"

Kavita P. Ramdya (SOAS CSAS Research Associate)

10 May 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Literature of the Indian Subcontinent: Salman Rushdie's "Midnight's Children"

Kavita P. Ramdya (SOAS CSAS Research Associate )

23 April 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Saffron: Towards A History of Colours

Dr Sadan Jha (Charles Wallace India Fellow at SOAS, University of London and Assistant Professor, Centre for Social Studies, Surat, India)

18 April 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, L67, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Themes in Literature of the Indian Subcontinent

Kavita Ramdya (SOAS CSAS Research Associate )

21 March 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, L67, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

“We’re Indian and African”: Sidis of India

Dr Shihan de Silva (Senior Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Member of the Scientific Committee of the UNESCO Slave Route Project)

9 March 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Indian Idol, Prashant Tamang, and the politics of Nepali identity

Harsha Man Maharjan (Researcher in the Media Group at Martin Chautari in Kathmandu)

7 March 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Russell Room, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Shades of Islam ~ 21 Poems For A New Century

Professor Rafey Habib

6 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Constitution Drafting, State Restructuring And The Peace Process In Nepal: What Next?

The list of speakers is confirmed below

13 June 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

River of Smoke

Amitav Ghosh (author)

Please note that this event has been cancelled.

7 June 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G2, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Moth Smoke and Pakistan after Bin Laden

Mohsin Hamid (Author)

25 May 2011, Brunei Gallery, B102, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enforced Disappearances and State Accountability in Nepal

The list of speakers is confirmed below

11 May 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, L67, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Radio in Nepal: Contemporary Debates

The list of speakers is confirmed below

18 April 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G2, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Unique Specimens of Sikh Period Wall Paintings in Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Samadhi

Nadhra Shahbaz Naeem Khan (SOAS Charles Wallace Fellow 2011-12)

18 March 2011, Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mirza Waheed in conversation with Kamila Shamsie

Mirza Waheed (author of 'The Collaborator')

9 March 2011, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Blasphemy and the erosion of democracy and secular space in Pakistan: a blueprint for the future

Najam Sethi (Editor-in-chief of Friday Times, Award winning Pakistani journalist)

18 February 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Military Intervention in Pakistan and Transition to Democracy

Mrs Amna Mahmood (International Islamic University, Pakistan)

We apologise but this event has been cancelled.

4 February 2011, Brunei Gallery, B102, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Left Politics in South Asia: The Left and Tamil Self-Determination in Sri Lanka

Dr Vickramabahu Karunarathne (General Secretary of the New Sama Samaja Party (NSSP))

30 November 2010, Vernon Square, V111, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sharmila Tagore retrospective: Aradhana

Shakti Samanta (Director)

18 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4421, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sharmila Tagore retrospective: Devi (1960)

Satyajit Ray (Director)

17 November 2010, Brunei Gallery, B102, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sharmila Tagore retrospective: Apur Sansar (The World Of Apu)

Satyajit Ray (Director)

16 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Seminar: Reading sexuality in South Asia: wandering the quilted surface of a story

Geeta Patel (University of Virginia)

10 May 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, B102, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Seminar: Normativity, Power and Politics in Post/colonial India

Lakshmi Arya (Charles Wallace Indian Fellow 2009-10)

25 March 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: From Disaster To Catastrophe – A Memoir Of Life In The Kalash Valleys On The Pakistan-Afghanistan Border

Maureen Lines (author and Field Director of HKCA)

The talk is for those who are interested in small and endangered ethnic groups living in isolated and extreme environments, and the relationship of these endangered groups to global issues of war and peace.

24 March 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Film Screening: Sthaniya Sambaad (Spring in the colony)

Director: Arjun Gourisaria and Moinak Biswas (Jadavpur University)

18 March 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Pakistan Policy: Reducing Militancy

Ms Maha Aziz (Senior Teaching Fellow in South Asian Politics and Business Week's Asia Insight Columnist)

12 March 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4421, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Seminar: Bollywood Weddings

Kavita Ramdya (author)

10 March 2010, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Pakistan Policy: Building Democracy

Ms Maha Aziz (Senior Teaching Fellow in South Asian Politics and Business Week's Asia Insight Columnist)

5 February 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4421, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Seminar: Bimal Roy: The Man Who Spoke in Pictures

Professor Rachel Dwyer will chair a discussion of the book with Rinki Bhattacharya, Lord Meghnad Desai, and Bimal Roy’s editor Amit Bose

20 October 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, Room 116, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Book reading: NINE LIVES In Search of the Sacred in Modern India

William Dalrymple (Author)

7 October 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Session: Retelling the Ramayana in Persian: Masnavi-yi Ram wa Sita by Masih Panipati

Supriya Gandhi (Harvard University)

24 June 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Reading Session: Retelling the Ramayana in Persian: Masnavi-yi Ram wa Sita by Masih Panipati

Supriya Gandhi (Harvard University)

19 June 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Reading Session: Retelling the Ramayana in Persian: Masnavi-yi Ram wa Sita by Masih Panipati

Supriya Gandhi (Harvard University)

17 June 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Lecture: Hindi courtly poetry in Mughal India

Allison Busch (Columbia University)

21 May 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4421, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Reading Session: Hindi courtly poetry in Mughal India

Allison Busch (Columbia University)
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20 May 2009, Wolfson Room, The Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Dilli ki Umang: Images of Urban Women in Rekhti Poetry

Ruth Vanita

26 March 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Seminar: The Saffron Wave Meets the Silent Revolution: Poor People's Hindu Nationalism in India

Tariq Thachil (Cornell University)

19 March 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Disciplining the Malayalee Girl: Gendering through Convent School Education in Contemporary Kerala

K.C. Bindu (Charles Wallace Trust Indian Fellow 2008-09)

4 March 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Seminar: Jain Narratives in multilingual early modern North India: Apabhramsa texts from the 15th-18th centuries

Dr Eva de Clerq (Ghent & AHRC project)

5 December 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4421, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Seminar: Jain Narratives in multilingual early modern North India: Apabhramsa texts from the 15th-18th centuries

Dr Eva de Clerq (Ghent & AHRC project)

3 December 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Film: Jahaji Music: India in the Caribbean

Surabhi Sharma (Filmmaker)

28 November 2008, Faber Building, FG08, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Film Screening: Jari Mari: Of Cloth and Other Stories AND Aamakaar - The Turtle People

Surabhi Sharma (Filmmaker)

27 November 2008, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Seminar: Faith, Relief and Development: Reassembling the Shattered Mirror

Amjad Saleem (Muslim Aid Country Director for Sri Lanka)

14 November 2008, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Sri Lanka: Can Peace Be Won Through Military Victory?

Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu (Executive Director, Centre for Policy Alternatives, Colombo)

10 November 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, Room 116, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Seminar: Bahmani Sultan at the Feet of a Saint: Precolonial Deccan through

Dusan Deak (University of St. Cyril and St. Methodius, Trnava (Slovakia), British Academy Fellow)

29 October 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G2, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Semianr: Of Dalit Panthers and Civil Rights: Ideology and the Inscription of Identity

Dr Krishna Sen (Department of English, University of Calcutta and currently Leverhulme Visiting Professor School of English, University of Leeds)

24 April 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Gandhi, Literature and Literary Theory

Dr Sudhir Kumar (Reader in English, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India)

10 October 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Politics of Pakistan's Military Estabilishment

Dr Ayesha Siddiqa

20 June 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The "other" global city: Intimations of cosmopolitan being in Asia

Professor Shail Mayaram (Professor and Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies University of Delhi)

16 May 2007, Brunei Gallery, B111, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Seminar: Women, Communalism and the Assembly Elections in Uttar Pradesh

Subhasini Ali (President of the All-India Democratic Women's Association)

2 May 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Autonomy, Coercion and Constraint: Issues of gender and culture

Professor Anne Phillips (Professor of Political and Gender Theory LSE Gender Institute and Department of Government)

24 April 2007, Brunei Gallery, B203, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: No More Tears Sister: Anatomy of Hope and Betrayal

Helene Klodawsky (Director)

22 March 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Seminar: DOR (Thread)

Nagesh Kukunoor (Director)

22 March 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Seminar: Mad Tales from Bollywood

Dr Dinesh Bhugra (Institute of Psychiatry)

21 March 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Seminar: Recasting the Global Political Economy: Counting Women’s Unpaid Work

Shirin M Rai (Warwick University)

15 March 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Seminar: Cross Cultural Feminist Criticisms: Some reflections on veiling

Meena Dhanda (University of Wolverhampton)

8 March 2007, Vernon Square, VG01, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: AFPSA 1958 (Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958)

Haoban Paban Kumar (Director /Producer/Screen writer)

1 February 2007, , G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Bloodless Revolution: Radical Vegetarians and the Discovery of India

Tristram Stuart (author)

17 November 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Seminar: Violence in Search of Humanity

Faisal Devjji

1 November 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Political Terror, US Imperialism and South Asia

Professor Achin Vanaik

10 October 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: AFSPA, 1958

24 May 2006, Brunei Gallery, B202, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: At Home in London

Bithika Raha (Founder and Artistic Director Nrityakal; The Rhythm)

19 May 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, L67, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Ethnic politics and conflict in Balochistan

Senator Sanamullah Baloch (Member of Senate of Pakistan, Balochistan National Party)

26 April 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Aghaat (The Anguish)

Govind Nihalani (Director)

22 March 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Hazaar Chaurasi ki Ma (The Mother of Prisoner 1084)

Govind Nihalani (Director)

15 March 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Ganashatru (Enemy of the People)

Satyajit Ray (Director)

1 March 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Caught in the Peace Trap? A panel discussion on the Sri Lankan peace process

Jonathan Goodhand (SOAS), Suthaharan Nadarajah (SOAS), Dave Rampton (SOAS), Yuvaraj Thangarajah (Eastern University, Sri Lanka)

9 February 2006, Brunei Gallery, BG05, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Seminar: Pushpak

Tinnu Anand (Director)

1 February 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Impact of the Bollywood dance on Indian Classical dance forms and vice-versa

Dr Sunil Kothari (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)

25 January 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: 36 Chowringhee Lane

Aparan Sen (Director)

18 January 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Social Movements in India: Recent Trends

Smitu Khotari

1 November 2005, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Post-Tsunami Sri Lanka: The Rocky Road from Relief to Reconstruction

Professor Sisira Jayasuriya (University of Melbourne)

19 October 2005, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM