Dr Karuna Dietrich Wielenga

Newton Fellow

I completed my Ph.D in history from the University of Delhi and am currently Newton International Fellow at SIAS. I'm an economic and social historian working on south Asia. My work examines the history of labour outside large factories in what is now called the informal sector. My doctoral dissertation explored the changing world of handloom weavers in south India – and the economic restructuring of the industry – from the early nineteenth to the mid twentieth century.

Dr Tara van Dijk

Marie Curie Research Fellow

Born in the United States, she received her bachelors degree in Sociology, with minors in Women’s Studies and American Literature, from Southern Oregon University.  She then worked abroad (South Korea, China, and Palestine) before settling in Holland and obtaining both her Master’s and Doctorate (2014) in Human Geography, from the University of Amsterdam.

Civil Resistance: The Originality of Gandhi

Monday, 16 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
The Pavilion Room, St Antony’s College

An event held under the auspices of St Antony’s College and the Oxford University Research Project on Civil Resistance and Power Politics, to mark 70 years of Indian independence.

Romila Thapar (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Faisal Devji (St Antony’s)
Gautham Shiralagi (St Antony’s)
Adam Roberts (Balliol)
Timothy Garton-Ash (Chair)

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: The Political Economy of Business-State Deals in Indian States

Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

India has historically performed badly in the World Bank’s Doing Business Indicators and a key objective of the current Indian government is about improving de jure rules around investment decisions so as to facilitate economic growth.

Kunal Sen (Manchester University)

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: The British High Commission in Pakistan 1947-65

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

The paper examines the roles of three influential heads of the British High Commission in Pakistan’s early post-independence history, Sir Gilbert Laithwaite (1951-4), Sir Alexander Symon (1954-61) and Sir Morrice James (1961-5).

Ian Talbot (Southampton University)


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