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Past Events

Caste in South Asia and its Diasporas

Monday, 4 July, 2016 -
10:00 to 18:00
Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, 64 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PN

This one-day international conference explores the contemporary manifestations of caste in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh, and their diasporas in the UK. Caste, although a pan-South Asian phenomenon, manifests itself in divergent ways in these countries.

David Mosse (SOAS)
Tariq Rahman (BNU)
Annapurna Waughray (MMU)
Meena Dhanda (UW)
Shapan Adnan (Dhaka)
Thanges Paramsothy (UEL)
Barbara Harriss-White (Oxford)
Uma Pradhan (Oxford)
Matthew McCartney (Oxford)
Muhammad Jan (Oxford)
Clarinda Still (Oxford)
George Kunnath (Oxford)
Indrajit Roy (Oxford)
Nicholas Martin (Zurich)
Amarjit Singh (Anti-caste Activist, UK)
Sufyan Abid (Chester)
Lekh Pal (ACDA, UK)

South Asia Seminar Series: Tagore and the theology of the global

Tuesday, 14 June, 2016 - 14:00
The Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's

Vishwabharati, the university that Tagore founded, was an early experiment in producing a global habitation. While many of the ideas that motivated this institution hold out resonances for the contemporary debate on cosmopolitanism, Tagore worked in the field of modern Indian thought.

Pradip Dutta