South Asian Studies

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: India's Search for Prosperity: Is Modi on the right track?

Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College

Vijay Joshi is Emeritus Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. His main areas of interest are Macroeconomics, International Economics and Development Economics, and he has published widely in these fields in scholarly journals and elsewhere.

Speaker(s): 
Vijay Joshi (Emeritus Fellow, Merton College)

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: The Age of Fasad: Jihad, Piety and Liturical Islam in the Indian Ocean (1500-1750)

Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College

As the Portuguese’s entry opened up a turbulent time in the Indian Ocean, Muslim scribal elites across the region presented them within the image of idolatrous infidels.

Speaker(s): 
Yasser Arafath (University of Delhi)

Book launch: India's Economy at 70: A life and review (Y. V. Reddy)

Monday, 16 October, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:00
London School of Economics

As governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Dr YV Reddy presided over a period of high growth, low inflation, stable rupee and ample foreign exchange and is credited with saving the Indian banking system from the sub-prime and global liquidity crisis of 2008.

Speaker(s): 
Dr YV Reddy

Conference: The Art of Independence: Visions of the Past and Future in India and Pakistan

Friday, 13 October, 2017 -
12:30 to 19:00
The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

At Midnight on the 15th of August 1947 India and Pakistan achieved their freedom from British Rule. This Conference commemorates the 70th anniversary of that independence.

Speaker(s): 
Deborah Swallow
Srirupa Roy
Mariah Lookman
Jahnavi Phalkey
Abhay Sardesai (Chair)
Shruti Kapila
Sona Datta
Faisal Devji (Chair)
Shahzia Sikander
Amar Kanwar
Rattanamol Johal
Saleem Arif Quadri
Sarah Wilson
Sudarshan Shetty
Vyjayanthi Rao

Conference: The Art of Independence: Visions of the Past and Future in India and Pakistan

Thursday, 12 October, 2017 -
10:00 to 19:30
The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

At Midnight on the 15th of August 1947 India and Pakistan achieved their freedom from British Rule. This Conference commemorates the 70th anniversary of that independence.

Speaker(s): 
Alexander Sturgis
Faisal Devji
Meghnad Desai
Kishwar Desai
Nick Merriman
Hammad Nasar
Yasmin Khan (Chair)
Kajri Jain
Rachel Dwyer
Salma Siddique
Shailendra Bhandare (Chair)
Mallica Kumbera Landrus
Partha Mitter
Gulammohammed Sheikh
Nilima Sheikh
Sumathi Ramaswamy
Gautham Shiralagi
Zehra Jumabhoy
Maria Misra
Chris Pinney (delivering the Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Lecture)

Seminar Programme: Wolfson South Asia Research Cluster (SARC) Occasional Lecture: Book launch: India's Economic Growth: From Boom to Bust and Back Again?

Wednesday, 18 October, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:00
The Private Dining Room, Wolfson College

CSASP welcomes Dr Y V Reddy, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, to speak about his new book 'Advice and Dissent: A Life in Public Service' followed by a Q&A session. As governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Dr YV Reddy presided over a period of high growth, low inflation, stable r

Speaker(s): 
Dr Y V Reddy

Dr Dalel Benbabaali

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

I trained as a Geographer at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) and University of Paris Ouest-Nanterre where I completed a PhD on “caste dominance and territory in South India” in 2013. After a year of teaching at the Sorbonne, I joined the London School of Economics (LSE) for a three-year postdoctoral programme on “inequality and poverty in India” in the Department of Anthropology.

Barbara Harriss-White's latest article published in the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

Barbara Harriss-White’s fieldwork on the social relations of a small-town waste economy in South India is finally seeing the light of day: “Formality and informality in an Indian urban waste economy", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 37 Issue: 7/8, pp.417-434,2017

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