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.

Speaker(s): 
Tarak Barkawi

South Asia Seminar: The Colloquy between Muhammad and Saytān: The Eighteenth-Century Bangla Iblichnāmā of Garībullā

Tuesday, 31 January, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's

In 1287 b.s. [=1879/80 c.e.] a short Bangla work was published in Calcutta under the title of Iblichnāmār punthi by the highly productive scholar Garībullā, who had composed the text about a century earlier.

Speaker(s): 
Tony K. Stewart

South Asia Seminar: Britain's Anglo-Indians:The Invisibility of Assimilation

Tuesday, 24 January, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's

Despite the fact that India’s Anglo-Indians migrated en masse following Independence in 1947 and have spent almost 70 years as a settler-community, they remain relatively unknown in the United Kingdom and rarely counted among South Asia’s diaspora.

Speaker(s): 
Rochelle Almeida

South Asia Seminar: Directive Principles and the Expressive Accommodation of Ideological Dissenters in the Indian Constitution

Tuesday, 17 January, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's

This presentation will argue, using India as a case study, that constitutional directives can be a useful tool for the expressive accommodation of ideological dissenters who would otherwise lose out in constitutio

Speaker(s): 
Tarunabh Khaitan

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