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Past Events

South Asia Seminar: The Colloquy between Muhammad and Saytān: The Eighteenth-Century Bangla Iblichnāmā of Garībullā

Tuesday, 31 January, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's

In 1287 b.s. [=1879/80 c.e.] a short Bangla work was published in Calcutta under the title of Iblichnāmār punthi by the highly productive scholar Garībullā, who had composed the text about a century earlier.

Tony K. Stewart

South Asia Political Thought Discussion Group: Revisiting the origins of Public Interest Litigation in Post-Emergency India

Monday, 30 January, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
Seminar Room F, Manor Road Building

Abstract from the Author: The Indian higher judiciary has acquired an increasingly important role in India’s public discourse in the last few decades. The Supreme Court and the state High Courts have emerged as enormously powerful judicial institutions in the aftermath of the Internal Emergency o

Anuj Bhuwania (South Asian University)

Weinrebe Lecture Series: Writing World Lives: 'How to Write a World Life'

Tuesday, 24 January, 2017 - 17:30
Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College, Oxford

Patrick French is the author of 'India', 'The World is What it is: The Authorised Biography of VS Naipaul', 'Tibet, Tibet' and 'Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer'.

This event is free of charge and open to all.

Patrick French

South Asia Seminar: Britain's Anglo-Indians:The Invisibility of Assimilation

Tuesday, 24 January, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's

Despite the fact that India’s Anglo-Indians migrated en masse following Independence in 1947 and have spent almost 70 years as a settler-community, they remain relatively unknown in the United Kingdom and rarely counted among South Asia’s diaspora.

Rochelle Almeida

South Asia Seminar: Directive Principles and the Expressive Accommodation of Ideological Dissenters in the Indian Constitution

Tuesday, 17 January, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's

This presentation will argue, using India as a case study, that constitutional directives can be a useful tool for the expressive accommodation of ideological dissenters who would otherwise lose out in constitutio

Tarunabh Khaitan

India’s Rise at 70 – Foreign Policy under Modi

Thursday, 12 January, 2017 -
13:00 to 14:30
Seminar Room A, DPIR, Manor Road Building

As India approaches its 70th anniversary of independence, the rise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has presented cause for reflection on what his leadership means for India’s foreign policy and for the world.

Professor Manjari Chatterjee Miller (Boston University)
Professor Ian Hall (Director, Griffith University)
Dr Kate Sullivan de Estrada (Area Studies, Oxford)
Chair: Professor Andrew Hurrell (DPIR, Oxford)
Discussant: Dr Indrajit Roy (ODID, Oxford)