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The Mauritius Truth and Justice Commission: personal reflections with special attention to South Asian labour in Mauritius

The CSAS Lecture on South Asian Public Affairs with a reception afterwards

UserVijayalakshmi Teelock, G.O.S.K. (University of Mauritius).

HouseThe Bateman Auditorium, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 14 November 2019, 17:00-19:00

Recognising the Other: religion and society in pre-modern North India

UserProfessor Romila Thapar (Professor Emerita at Jawaharlal Nehru University).

HouseSeminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building.

ClockFriday 08 November 2019, 17:00-19:00

Populism and/as Nationalism: ideas, sentiment and the nation

Roundtable followed by a screening of 'Achhe Din Blues' (cr. Aamir Aziz, 6 mins) All welcome

UserNitasha Kaul (Westminster); Edward Anderson (Cambridge); Pragya Dhital (SOAS); Dhiren Borisa (Leicester); Chair - Sandhya Devesan (Cambridge).

HouseThe Riley Auditorium, Clare College Memorial Court, Queens' Road, CB3 9AJ.

ClockTuesday 09 July 2019, 15:00-17:00

Communist women in Bengal: patterns of self-representations

South Asia Gender History Workshop at the Centre of South Asian Studies

UserProfessor Tanika Sarkar (Jawaharlal Nehru University).

HouseThe Riley Auditorium, Clare College Memorial Court, Queens' Road, CB3 9AJ.

ClockThursday 04 July 2019, 17:00-19:00

Discourses of caste over the long duree: re-framing Brahman identity in modern India

The Kingsley Martin Memorial Lecture, 2018-19 followed by a reception in the Bowring Room, Clare College

UserProfessor Polly O’Hanlon (University of Oxford).

HouseThe Riley Auditorium, Clare College Memorial Court, Queens' Road, CB3 9AJ.

ClockWednesday 15 May 2019, 17:00-18:30

gloknos Annual Lecture Series in conjunction with the CSAS Seminar Series: In the Bay of Bengal: modelling empire, globe and self

Email: sjp229@cam.ac.uk to reserve your seat. Attendance is free but spaces are limited

UserDr Sujit Sivasundaram (Director of the Centre of South Asian Studies).

HouseSeminar Rooms SG1 & 2, Alison Richard Building.

ClockWednesday 23 January 2019, 17:00-18:30

Koh-i-Noor: violence, law, and the moral politics of colonialism

The Kingsley Martin Memorial Lecture

UserProfessor Neeladri Bhattacharya .

HouseThe Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 30 May 2018, 17:00-18:00

Global Christianity and the transformation of Dalits in Colonial and Postcolonial Kerala

The Smuts Memorial Lecture

UserDr P. Sanal Mohan (Smuts Visiting Fellow and Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam).

HouseThe Beves Room, King's College, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 16 May 2018, 17:30-18:30

Sameer: film screening

UserDakxin Chhara.

HouseSeminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building.

ClockThursday 16 November 2017, 19:00-21:00

The Centre of South Asian Studies Lecture on South Asian Public Affairs: The rule of law and democratic development in Pakistan

There will be a reception after the lecture in the Blue Boar Common Room, Trinity College

UserAsma Jahangir, human rights lawyer and activist.

HouseThe Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge.

ClockFriday 10 November 2017, 17:30-18:30

The CSAS Lecture on South Asian Public Affairs: The rule of law and democratic development in Pakistan

The Lecture will be followed by a reception in the Blue Boar Common Room, Trinity College

UserAsma Jahangir, human rights lawyer and activist.

HouseThe Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 18 September 2017, 17:30-18:30

Thinking religion today with Gandhi

To be followed by a reception in the Blue Boar Common Room, Trinity College, all are welcome

UserProfessor Ajay Skaria, University of Minnesota.

HouseThe Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 24 May 2017, 17:00-18:00

The Inaugural CSAS Lecture on South Asian Public Affairs - Looking away: inequality, prejudice and indifference in new India

A reception in the Blue Boar Common Room, Trinity College, will follow the Lecture

UserHarsh Mander, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

HouseThe Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 14 November 2016, 17:00-18:00

Kingsley Martin Memorial Lecture, 2015-16: Three scenes from rural life: Cambridge to Colombo and back again, 1954 to 2016

With a reception to follow in the Blue Board Common Room, Trinity College

UserProfessor Jonathan Spencer, University of Edinburgh.

HouseThe Winstanley Lecture Hall, Trinity College, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 27 April 2016, 17:00-18:00

The Kingsley Martin Memorial Lecture - Three scenes from rural life: Cambridge to Colombo and back again, 1954 to 2016

With a reception to follow in the Blue Board Common Room, Trinity College

UserProfessor Jonathan Spencer, University of Edinburgh.

HouseThe Winstanley Lecture Hall, Trinity College, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 27 April 2016, 17:00-18:00

Hidden Citizens: Space, place and rights in India and Pakistan, 1947-1952

This is the British Association of South Asian Studies Annual Conference 2016 Public Lecture

UserProfessor William Gould, University of Leeds.

HouseThe Auditorium, Fitzwilliam College.

ClockThursday 07 April 2016, 18:00-19:00

Film screenting - Quarter 4/11

Film 69 mins, to be folllowed by Q & A with Director

UserDirector: Ranu Ghosh. Chaired by Cleo Roberts.

HouseSeminar Room SG1 Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT.

ClockFriday 04 March 2016, 18:00-20:00

The political in question: abolitionism in India's twentieth century

The Kingsley Martin Memorial Lecture

UserProfessor Mrinalini Sinha, University of Michigan.

HouseThe Winstanley Lecture Hall, Trinity College, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 03 June 2015, 17:00-20:00

Parallel publics: an Indian history of democracy

The Smuts Memorial Lecture

UserDr Ramnarayan Rawat, Smuts Visiting Fellow and University of Delaware.

HouseThe Old Combination Room, Trinity College, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 21 May 2015, 17:00-20:00

The fragile Himalayas

UserProfessor Shekhar Pathak, Founder of People's Association for Himalay Area Research, former Professor of History at Kumaun University, Nainital, Nehru Fellow at the Centre Contemporary Studies at Teen Murti in New Delhi.

HouseSeminar Room S2 Alison Richard Building.

ClockThursday 30 April 2015, 18:30-19:30

The 2015 Delhi Elections: what do they tell us about Indian democracy?

UserDr Ramnarayan Rawat, University of Cambridge and University of Delaware.

HouseRichard Eden Suite - West Court, Clare Hall.

ClockThursday 26 February 2015, 17:00-20:00

Blood Earth Project; screening of award-winning short film followed by spoken word and discussion with Taru Dalmia

UserTaru Dalmia, Delhi Sultanate, song-writer, vocalist and co-founder of Word Sound Power.

HouseSeminar Room SG1 Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT.

ClockMonday 04 August 2014, 18:00-19:00

'Eastminster' - State-building in Asia in the aftermath of Empire

Smuts Memorial Lecture

UserDr Harshan Kumarasingham, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munic.

HouseThe Old Combination Room, Trinity College, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 29 May 2014, 17:00-19:00

Pakistan's unpredictable political scene: an informative talk

UserProfessor Dr. Yasmin Rashid, Professor Dr. Yasmin Rashid is a Pakistani politician and a prominent Gynecologist who is serving as the Punjab Secretary General of Imran Khan led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). She is currently working as the Professor and .

HouseSeminar Room SG1 Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT.

ClockThursday 03 April 2014, 18:00-20:00

Unmanned: America's Drone Wars

Ticketed event

UserJemima Khan et al.

HouseRoom 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms , Cambridge, CB2 1RW.

ClockMonday 10 February 2014, 18:00-20:00

A conversation with Shabana Azmi (actor, activist and parliamentarian) and Javed Akhtar (screenwriter, lyricist, activist and parliamentarian)

Entry is by ticket only. For details go to http://s-asian.eventbrite.co.uk

UserShabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Chair: Professor C.A. Bayly.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA.

ClockMonday 04 March 2013, 17:00-19:00

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