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Past Events

‘Punjab: Past, Present, Future’ : Punjab Research Group Conference, 2016

Saturday, 29 October, 2016 -
09:00 to 17:00
The Haldane Room, Wolfson College

The Punjab Research Group has been hosting conferences at least twice a year since 1984, and was established as an inclusive and all- embracing forum for discussion and debate on issues pertaining to the East and West Punjab as well as the Punjabi diaspora.

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.

Aditya Das
Huw Bowen
Faisal Devji

South Asia in 1966 (part of the Wolfson College 50th anniversary celebrations)

Saturday, 9 July, 2016 -
09:30 to 12:30
Wolfson College

Presentations will include:

Matthew McCartney: South Asia's early economic capabilities

Barbara Harriss-White: The Green Revolution

Kate Sullivan: Reforming the Indian Foreign Service (tbc)

Indrajit Roy: The rise and rise of Indira Gandhi

Matthew McCartney
Barbara Harriss-White
Kate Sullivan
Indrajit Roy
George Kunnath

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