Modern South Asian Studies seminar programme for Trinity term 2021

We are delighted to announce that the Modern South Asian Studies seminar series will continue online via Teams Event Live in weeks 1-4 of Trinity term, running on Tuesdays 2.00-2.45pm (i.e.27 April-18 May inclusive).

In order to attend, please pre-register for a ticket via Eventbrite ( You will then be sent a link to join the seminar by email ahead of each week's session.

Due to technical and other restrictions, unfortunately it will not be possible to hold a question and answer session with the speakers, and so each seminar is limited to a 45-minute presentation by the speaker(s).

We are delighted that we can continue to offer these events to a worldwide audience and are pleased to confirm the coming term's programme as:

Week 1 (Tuesday 27 April, 2.00-2.45pm)
Himanshu Jha (Heidelberg University)
Capturing Institutional Change: the Case of the Right to Information Act in India


Week 2 (Tuesday 4 May, 2.00-2.45pm)
Noaman G. Ali (LUMS)
Maoists, Peasant Rebellion and State Formation in Post-colonial Northwest Pakistan


Week 3 (Tuesday 11 May, 2.00-2.45pm)
Dipti Khera (NYU)
The Place of Many Moods: Udaipur’s Painted Lands and India’s Eighteenth Century


Week 4 (Tuesday 18 May, 2.00-2.45pm)
Megan Eaton Robb (University of Pennsylvania)
Printing the Urdu Public: Madinah Newspaper and Lithography as a Muslim Technology


We look forward to seeing you (virtually) at one or more of these events!

The Modern South Asian Studies seminar is supported by the Ashmolean Museum, the Asian Studies Centre of St Antony’s College, the Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), the Department of International Development, the Faculty of History and the Faculty of Oriental Studies. For enquiries please contact: