On Friday 4 March, students on the MSc in Contemporary India had the opportunity to attend a fascinating lecture given by Dr Mallica Kumbera Landrus, and to handle some of the objects held in the Ashmolean's South Asian collection.
This Conference brought together eminent scholars to present their thoughts on a focused theme centred around a seminal paper by Professor Akbar Zaidi, the key note speaker.
Another interview with Barbara Harriss-White to mark International Women's Day appears on page 2 of the New Indian Express (Mon 7 March) under the title "Oxford Prof's Tryst with Arni That Sparked a Lifelong Romance".
Sanjay Suri, interviews students from the LSE and Oxford's Contemporary South Asia Studies Programme about the Indian budget. Prof Matthew McCartney also makes an appearance.
Activities in the MSc. in Contemporary India programme often go beyond the classroom and in some cases, to the football pitch...
The Big Thinker's Lunch is another facet of the Contemporary India programme, where the major thinkers who helped shape the dominant theorizing in our field of the Social Sciences are discussed over lunch, with all the staff of the programme in attendance.
As part of World Environment Day, the University Press Limited (UPL) have chosen to honour the work of author Hugh Brammer.
We are pleased to announce the release of a short (15 minute) video documentary, titled 'Lifelines'. This film is based on research carried out by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford.
Kalyani Ramachandran (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology), Ratika Yumman and Angela de Francisco, (current students on the MSc in Contemporary India), recently represented the University of Oxford in the Visual Anthropology and Contemporary South Asian History Conference
The first ever cross-unit SIAS student party was held on Thursday May 8th at Bevington Road. Despite the torrential rain driving the whole event inside, it didn't manage to dampen spirits. We had an amazing turnout with great contributions from SIAS units.
Pradipti Jayaram (MSc Contemporary India 2011-12) has published an article in the Hindu's Business Line online newspaper concerning political parties in India.
The Oxford India Policy Blog is inviting articles on policy issues related to India, with a special focus on elections.
For more details and information on contributing to the blog, please visit their website.