South Asia Political Thought Discussion Group: Revisiting the origins of Public Interest Litigation in Post-Emergency India

Monday, 30 January, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
Seminar Room F, Manor Road Building

Abstract from the Author: The Indian higher judiciary has acquired an increasingly important role in India’s public discourse in the last few decades. The Supreme Court and the state High Courts have emerged as enormously powerful judicial institutions in the aftermath of the Internal Emergency o

Anuj Bhuwania (South Asian University)

South Asia Seminar: Postgraduate Student Presentations on South Asian History

Tuesday, 7 February, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's

Partition refugees and resettlement in West Punjab
Aalene Aneeq, St Catherine’s College

Cuisine and the Middle Class Household: The Emergence of "Professional" Cookery in Early Post-Colonial India
Tanvi Bhatia, Linacre College

Weinrebe Lecture Series: Writing World Lives: 'How to Write a World Life'

Tuesday, 24 January, 2017 - 17:30
Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College, Oxford

Patrick French is the author of 'India', 'The World is What it is: The Authorised Biography of VS Naipaul', 'Tibet, Tibet' and 'Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer'.

This event is free of charge and open to all.

Patrick French

South Asia Seminar: Hindu Militarism, P.D. Tandon and the Politics of Scale in 1940s Uttar Pradesh

Tuesday, 21 February, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's

There are two broad trends in historical scholarship on partition: On the one hand, older work traced high politics, and the ‘end-game’ of Empire. On the other, more recent and extensive histories recover partition experiences, refugee politics and everyday violence.

William Gould

South Asia Seminar: A Dreadful Scourge: Comprehending Cholera in Early Nineteenth Century India

Tuesday, 28 February, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's

In 1817-21, cholera spread out of its supposed 'home' in deltaic Bengal to much of the rest of India, marking the beginning of several pandemic waves which engulfed much of the world.

Mark Harrison

South Asia Seminar: The Unmaking of an Imperial Army: The Indian Army in World War II

Tuesday, 7 March, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

How are soldiers made? Why do they fight? Military sociology and history consider these questions Eurocentrically, with the armies of Western nation-states. Soldiers of Empire rethinks relations between armed forces and society with Indian, British and African troops in World War II.

Tarak Barkawi


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