South Asian Studies

Film Screening: With This Ring

With this Ring Poster
Tuesday, 17 May, 2016 -
19:00 to 21:00
Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College, Oxford

The film is about the Indian women's national boxing team – their lives, challenges and families. We followed three boxers over six years as they trained and competed around the world, including 5x world champion MC Mary Kom.

South Asia in 1966 (part of the Wolfson College 50th anniversary celebrations)

Saturday, 9 July, 2016 -
09:30 to 12:30
Wolfson College

Presentations will include:

Matthew McCartney: South Asia's early economic capabilities

Barbara Harriss-White: The Green Revolution

Kate Sullivan: Reforming the Indian Foreign Service (tbc)

Indrajit Roy: The rise and rise of Indira Gandhi

Matthew McCartney
Barbara Harriss-White
Kate Sullivan
Indrajit Roy
George Kunnath

Graduate-led Workshop: What is South Asia? Locating the region in social sciences

Tuesday, 24 May, 2016 -
09:00 to 16:30
The Haldane Room, Wolfson College

What does the focus on South Asia bring to social sciences? 

Professor David Washbrook (Keynote Speaker)
Matthew McCartney (Oxford)
Uma Pradhan (Oxford)
Faisal Devji (discussant)
Maung Zarni (Sleuk Rith Institute)
Nematullah Bizhan (BSG, Oxford)
William Maley (Australian National University)
Amogh Dhar Sharma (Oxford)
David Gellner (discussant)
Kate Sullivan (SIAS, Oxford)
Rosalind O'Hanlon (Oriental Institute, Oxford)
Mohammed Ali Jan (QEH, Oxford)
Maya Tudor (BSG, Oxford)
Nandini Gooptu (discussant)
Lipika Kamra (QEH, Oxford)
Feyzi Ismail (SOAS)
Indrajit Roy (QEH, Oxford)
Sneha Krishnan

Book talk: Indira Gandhi’s final years: the end of the Nehruvian era, or the beginning of today’s India?

Monday, 23 May, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
Seminar Room 3, Wolfson College

This book talk is based on the speaker's 2014 book 'The Autumn of the Matriarch', which covers Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's final years in office. 

Copies of the book will be available for sale.

Diego Maiorano (University of Nottingham)
Discussants: Amogh Sharma & Smriti Sawkar

Film Screening: The Monsoon Oracle

Wednesday, 27 April, 2016 -
19:30 to 21:00
The Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's

The Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme is delighted to invite you to a screening of Shrenik Rao's acclaimed documentary 'The Monsoon Oracle'. The film explores the religious traditions performed in anticipation of the monsoons in India, focusing on the Bonalu festival in Telangana.

Shrenik Rao


Subscribe to South Asian Studies