South Asian Studies

South Asia Seminar: Feminine Abandon and the abducted Woman in post-Partition Shorey Comedies

Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's

Relocating to Bombay from Lahore after partition, the refugee filmmaker Roop Shorey made a series of romantic comedies in independent India starring his collaborator-wife Meena Shorey.

Speaker(s): 
Salma Siddique

South Asia Seminar: Re-building Democracy: Parekh on Indian nationalism and the common good

Tuesday, 1 November, 2016 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's

Even though Bhikhu Parekh has written extensively on the theory and practice of multi-ethnic societies, he is yet to articulate the clear critical typography of contemporary forms of national unity that some think necessary to complete his position.

Speaker(s): 
Colin Tyler

South Asia Seminar: Defending British India Against Napoleon: The Foreign Policy of Governor-General Lord Minto (1807-13)

Tuesday, 25 October, 2016 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's

The book launched at this event outlines the diplomatic and external policies of Gilbert Elliot, the first Earl of Minto, who held the office of Governor-General of Bengal from July 1807 to October 1813.

Speaker(s): 
Aditya Das
Huw Bowen
Faisal Devji

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