South Asia

  • Founded
    1964
  • Seminar Number
    477

The University Seminar on South Asia seeks to broaden and deepen understanding about the region of South Asia by providing a forum to discuss ongoing research as well as special topics related to the complex and multiple societies of South Asia both past and present. Drawing together scholars from many different disciplines, the seminar fosters cross-disciplinary discussion and perspectives on a broad range of questions and concerns. In recent years, the seminar has deliberated on such issues as: religion and politics, the political function of violence in South Asia, national integration, language and community, South Asian identities in pre-colonial times, religious iconography, and many other topics. The University Seminar on South Asia is a merger of the University Seminar on Tradition and Change in South and Southeast Asia (founded in 1964) and the University Seminar on Indology (founded in 1993).


Chair
Professor Carla Bellamy
carla.bellamy@baruch.cuny.edu

Rapporteur
Anvi Mridul
am4584@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

10/23/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
The Taste of Longing: Is there a Tibetan Buddhist Rasa of Separation from the Guru?
Annabella Pitkin, Lehigh University
Abstract




11/27/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Thus Born a New Muslim Woman: Gendered Narratives & the State Violence of 1948 Police Action in South India
Afsar Mohammad, University of Pennsylvania
Abstract




01/22/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
The New Vrindavan
John Stratton Hawley, Barnard College, Columbia University
Abstract




02/12/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Politics of resentment: Hindu public engagement and minority politics in contemporary Pakistan
Jürgen Schaflechner, University of Heidelberg and Princeton University
Abstract




02/26/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Feel of a Place: Making Pictures, Memorializing Moods in India’s 18th Century
Dipti Khera, New York University
Abstract




03/19/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
From Subject to Citizen: the "divine kingdoms" of the Western Himalaya in the 21st century
William (Bo) Sax, University of Heidelberg
Abstract




04/09/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
A Political Theory of Yoga: work in progress for Yoga as a Political Idea
Sunila Kale, University of Washington

Christian Novetzke, University of Washington

Abstract


04/30/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Difference that Mattered: Defining the Ghurid threat in North India circa 1192 CE
Audrey Truschke, Rutgers University
Abstract