Divya Rosaline David, who graduated from the MSc in Contemporary India in 2015, has been working with two friends to provide education to the children of gravediggers in Bengaluru.
On Monday, 7 March, students of the MSc in Contemporary India engaged in vibrant discussion with Colonel Zulfiqar Ali Bhatty, Army and Air Advisor to the Pakistan High Commission in London.
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.
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.