Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Violence, Rents and Investment: Explaining Growth Divergence in South Asia

Tuesday, 30 January, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Why have growth rates have dramatically diverged between India and Pakistan since the 1990s, when their economic and political institutions have increasingly converged?

Speaker(s): 
Adnan A. Naseemullah (KCL)

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: The Rohingya Exodus: Orchestrated Violence and Strategies of Survival

Tuesday, 23 January, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

The Rohingyas violently expelled by Myanmar are not recognized as international refugees by Bangladesh. Despite lacking citizenship and the right to work, they have sought to survive through covert employment in labour markets and clientelist relations that provide protection for a price.

Speaker(s): 
Shapan Adnan

Panel discussion: Gandhi's Inspiration

Wednesday, 17 January, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

This event marks the UK-India Year of Culture, which will be celebrated in the Oxford Town Hall on 24 January with the award-winning Indian play, Yugpurush: Mahatma's Mahatma, on the relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his mentor, Shrimad Rajchandra. 

Speaker(s): 
Professor Ruth Harris
Shrimati Kajal Sheth
Professor Sir Richard Sorabji
Dr Faisal Devji (Chair)

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Subaltern Counter-Publics: Dalits and Missionary Christianity in Kerala

Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Missionary Christianity in Kerala, contrary to the received notions in social sciences, offered a new language of internal deliberations to Dalits and provided them agency different from their position in the traditional caste society.

Speaker(s): 
Sanal Mohan (Mahatma Gandhi)

Book Launch: Research for Action: A Conversation with Jean Drèze

Friday, 24 November, 2017 -
13:00 to 14:30
Seminar Room 3, Queen Elizabeth House, ODID, 3 Mansfield Road

Jean Drèze has a rare and distinctive understanding of the Indian economy and its relationship with the social life of ordinary people. He has travelled widely in rural India and done fieldwork of a kind that few economists have attempted.

Speaker(s): 
Professor Jean Dreze (Delhi School of Economics)
Professor Matthew McCartney (CSASP)
Professor Sabina Alkire
Dr Duncan Green (Oxfam)
Ms Soumya Mishra
Mr Amogh Sharma

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