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.

Speaker(s): 
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.

Speaker(s): 
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.

Speaker(s): 
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.

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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