South Asian Studies

South Asia Anthropologists Group conference: 'Struggles for Autonomy'

Wednesday, 5 September, 2018 - 09:30 to Thursday, 6 September, 2018 - 17:00
New Seminar Room, Canterbury Quad, St John's College
Mustafa Ahmad Khan (SOAS)
Jon Galton (SOAS)
Munna Sannaki (HCU)
Mazhar Abbas (Shanghai)
Matjaz Pinter (Maynooth)
Salman Hussain (Max Planck)
Arun Rasiah (Holy Names)
Najeeb VR (JNU)
Chiara Arnavas (LSE)
Aditi Saraf (Munich)
Hosna Shewly (VU Amsterdam)
Megnaa Mehtta (LSE)
Thom Herzmark (LSE)
Mauve Letang (Sorbonne)
Arthur Cessou (EHESS)

Talk: Why I Am a Hindu

Wednesday, 6 June, 2018 -
17:00 to 19:00
The Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College

Shashi Tharoor served for twenty-nine years at the United Nations, rising to the post of Under-Secretary-General. He has also been Minister of State for External Affairs in India, is presently a Congress MP.

Shashi Tharoor
Shruti Kapila (respondent)

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?

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.

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


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