South Asian Studies

Anthropology Departmental Seminar: A petition to kill: efficacious appeals against big cats in India

Friday, 4 May, 2018 -
15:15 to 16:15
Lecture Theatre, Pitt Rivers Museum

Abstract: This paper studies petitions that have been efficacious in their appeals to capture or kill big cats in Himalayan India. In the context of a political culture that experiences inordinately high levels of petitioning, this work asks what makes for a successful petition?

Speaker(s): 
Nayanika Mathur

Mobile citizens, portable rights: Social and political inclusion of internal migrants

Friday, 4 May, 2018 -
09:30 to 12:30
Seminar Room 2, Wolfson College

A growing number of people migrate from their localities of origin in search of employment, education and other opportunities. Yet, our understandings of rights and representation remain structured by sedentary notions of citizenship.

Speaker(s): 
Priyanka Jain (Ajeevika)
Ravi Raman (Kerala State Planning Board)
Harsh Mander (Centre for Equity Studies)

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Economic Mobility, Islamic Piety and Caste: Ashrafization in Pakistani Punjab

Tuesday, 1 May, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Despite the non-recognition of caste identity by the Pakistani state, caste relations are a pervasive feature of everyday life, particularly in small-town and rural Pakistan.

Speaker(s): 
Muhammad Ali Jan

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Globalisation, Public Policy and Labour

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Are political actors still relevant in shaping policy in the interest of domestic socio-economic concerns under conditions of globalization? This book draws attention to the continuing relevance of local politics in influencing public policy, through a study of labour market reforms.

Speaker(s): 
Zaad Mahmood

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Harem Histories and Princely Politics: Tipu Sultan, the Family and East India Company Rule

Tuesday, 24 April, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Professor Margot Finn is an historian of modern Britain (Britain since 1750), with a predominant focus on the period to 1914.

Speaker(s): 
Margot Finn (UCL)

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