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Past Events

A Discussion with Dipesh Chakrabarty

Wednesday, 18 November, 2015 - 17:30
Pavilion Room, Fourth Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College

Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, University of Chicago

A panel discussion of The Calling of History: Sir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of Truth with Rosalind O’Hanlon (Oxford), Shruti Kapila (Cambridge) and Sanjay Seth (Goldsmiths).

Longing For the State: the Dialectics of the Local and the Transnational in Pakistan's Sunni-Shi'i Sectarianism

Tuesday, 17 November, 2015 - 14:00
Fellow's Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St. Antony's College

The talk investigates the transformation of sectarian discourses in Pakistan since the 1970s. I contend that anti-Shiʿi religious scholars considered the Iranian Revolution as a threatening attempt at world domination and subversion of the fundamentals of Islamic politics.

Simon Fuchs (Cambridge)

Book Launch: The Farthest Field

Tuesday, 23 June, 2015 - 19:00
Norrington Room, Blackwells Bookshop, Broad Street

Oxford’s MSc in Contemporary India’s alumnus, Raghu Karnad (MSc CI 2008-2009), will launch his book The Farthest Field: An Indian story of the Second World War (his essay on this theme was runner up for the Bodley Head/Financial Times non-fiction prize in 2012).

Raghu Karnad