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
Shauna Rodrigues
sr3328@columbia.edu


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

Welcome

Meetings

09/17/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Making Pictures, Memorializing Moods in India’s Eighteenth Century
Dipti Khera, New York University
Abstract




10/15/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Islam, Ritual and Transcendence in the Politics of Nationhood in Pakistan
Arsalan Khan, Union College
Abstract




11/12/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Sovereignty's End: Domesticating the Emperor in Mughal India
Supriya Gandhi, Yale University
Abstract




03/04/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
The Other Asad: Ghalib and the Ethical Work of Poetry in Contemporary India
Anand Taneja,




03/25/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Life and Labor in Dalit Bombay: Memoir of a Dalit Communist
Anupama Rao,




04/08/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
“English is so precise and Hindi can be so heavy!": Language Ideologies and Audience Imaginaries in a Mumbai Dubbing Studio
Tejaswini Ghanti,




05/06/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Trigonometry, Cartography, and the Char Dham Pilgrimage
Andrea Pinkney,