South Asian Studies

South Asia Day: Political Thought in South Asia

Friday, 20 May, 2016 -
09:00 to 17:30
Seminar Room 2, QEH, 3 Mansfield Road

Session I: Labour Class and Democracy (9.00-10.30am)

Session II: Citizenship and Democractic Institutions (11.00am-12.30pm)

Session III: Theorizing Political Concepts and Categories (1.30-3.00pm)

Session IV: Roundtable Discussion (3.15-5.30pm)

Speaker(s): 
Tejas Parasher (Chicago)
Indrajit Roy (Oxford)
Nandini Gooptu (Oxford)
Rochana Bajpai (SOAS)
Udit Bhatia (Oxford)
Sumit Baudh (UCLA)
Madurika Rasaratnam (Kent)
Sumi Madhok (LSE)
Humeira Iqtidar (KCL)
Faisal Devji (Oxford)
Tariq Jazeel (UCL)

Myanmar’s Democratic Transition: What does that mean for the Persecuted Rohingya?

Wednesday, 11 May, 2016 -
08:30 to 16:30
Auditorium, Wolfson College

Objectives:

To bring together researchers and practitioners in international law, history, public health, sociology, politics and economics as well as Rohingya human rights defenders:

Speaker(s): 
Emeritus Professor Barbara Harriss-White
Dr Maung Zarni
Emeritus Professor Barbara Harrell-Bond
Daw Khin Hla
Professor Michael Charney
Maung Bo Bo
Professor Shapan Adnan
Dr S Saad Mahmood
Dr Ambia Perveen
Matthew Smith
Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Professor Daniel Feierstein
Professor Maya Tudor
Professor Penny Green
Thomas McManus
Amartya Sen (videotaped at Harvard in 2014)
Tomas Ojea Quintana
Dr Azeem Ibrahim
Azril Mohd Amin
Mark Farmaner
Tun Khin
Nurul Islam
Dr Hla Kyaw

Trip to the Ashmolean

On Friday 4 March, students on the MSc in Contemporary India had the opportunity to attend a fascinating lecture given by Dr Mallica Kumbera Landrus, and to handle some of the objects held in the Ashmolean's South Asian collection.

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