Punjab Research Group conference on Oct 29, 2016 was an excellent day of well researched presentations covering areas of economic history, agrarian conditions, Indian and Sikh nationalism, Christians in Pakistan, Sikh interpretations of the Mughal Shalamar Garden in Lahore and dalits in Punjabi
The MSc Contemporary India 2016-17 cohort had a fun filled evening on 24 October 2016 as Week 3 of Michaelmas term began with the watching of a thought provoking documentary at Somerville College.
The annual conference of the British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS) will be held at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University 19-21 April 2017.
Jai Bhatia graduated from the MSc in Contemporary India program in 2013 and is now pursuing her doctoral studies in international development at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
A number of students on the MSc in Contemporary India and other interested members of the University recently had the opportunity to join a study visit to the Ashmolean Museum.
The annual SIAS student and visitor welcome party was held last night at the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies.
It a great opportunity for staff and students to meet colleagues working in other Area Studies units, and the contemporary India students had a great time!
We are delighted to announce that Garima Jaju has been awarded this year's Malang South Asia Essay Prize.
ST CROSS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Graduate Admissions Open Day
3-5 pm, Wednesday 9th November 2016
The Centre for Modern Indian Studies at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is looking to fill the position of a Researcher (PhD or postdoctoral) working in the ‘Media and Public Spheres’ Research Cluster.
Students of Hindi today (10th February 2014) tried their hand at bargaining for silk saris, colourful kurtas and shimmering scarves in a make-shift ‘Indian clothing store’ as part of the Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme’s course “Hindi ‘in situ’”.
Congratulations to Liz Chatterjee on the publication of her book Delhi: Mostly Harmless: One woman's vision of the city.
Liz graduated from the MSc in Contemporary India in its very first cohort and, amongst other things, is now a teaching fellow on the course.
Congratulations to Ram Mashru on the publication of his book entitled Human InSecurity: Fear, Deprivation and Abuse in India. Ram studied for the MSc in Contemporary India, graduating in 2013.
What kinds of ethical dilemmas are faced by researchers engaging in fieldwork contexts marked by conflict?
Dr Kate Sullivan was recently rewarded for Excellence in Teaching at the annual University Teaching Awards ceremony which took place at Rhodes House.
The award will support her Hindi "in situ" language classes.
We are seeking five Hindi-speaking role-play actors to help teach Hindi through drama in five events across Michaelmas, Hilary and Trinity terms.
The Ashmolean Museum’s University Engagement Programme (UEP) was established in 2012 with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to further the partnership between the Ashmolean and the University’s faculties, and to enhance the impact of cross-disciplinary teaching and learning at Oxford.
The Teaching Excellence Awards scheme – run by the Teaching Audit Committee of the Social Sciences Divisional Board – has granted a project-funding award to Dr Kate Sullivan of the Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme.