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Past Events

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Subaltern Counter-Publics: Dalits and Missionary Christianity in Kerala

Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Missionary Christianity in Kerala, contrary to the received notions in social sciences, offered a new language of internal deliberations to Dalits and provided them agency different from their position in the traditional caste society.

Sanal Mohan (Mahatma Gandhi)

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: The Political Economy of Business-State Deals in Indian States

Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

India has historically performed badly in the World Bank’s Doing Business Indicators and a key objective of the current Indian government is about improving de jure rules around investment decisions so as to facilitate economic growth.

Kunal Sen (Manchester University)

Book Launch: Research for Action: A Conversation with Jean Drèze

Friday, 24 November, 2017 -
13:00 to 14:30
Seminar Room 3, Queen Elizabeth House, ODID, 3 Mansfield Road

Jean Drèze has a rare and distinctive understanding of the Indian economy and its relationship with the social life of ordinary people. He has travelled widely in rural India and done fieldwork of a kind that few economists have attempted.

Professor Jean Dreze (Delhi School of Economics)
Professor Matthew McCartney (CSASP)
Professor Sabina Alkire
Dr Duncan Green (Oxfam)
Ms Soumya Mishra
Mr Amogh Sharma

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: The British High Commission in Pakistan 1947-65

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

The paper examines the roles of three influential heads of the British High Commission in Pakistan’s early post-independence history, Sir Gilbert Laithwaite (1951-4), Sir Alexander Symon (1954-61) and Sir Morrice James (1961-5).

Ian Talbot (Southampton University)