Events Calendar

Spring 2015

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Wednesday February 4 at 12:00 p.m.
India Initiative Fellowship Information Session 

Friday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m. — Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics @ Brown
Book Adda featuring Pradeep Chhibber's Religious Practice and Democracy in India | VIDEO ARCHIVE
Commentators:  
Anna Grzymala-Busse, University of Michigan
Jeremy Menchik, Boston University
Rachel Beatty Riedl, Northwestern University
Bhrigupati Singh, Brown University
Prerna Singh, Brown University 

Tuesday, February 24 at 3:00 p.m.
Ruth Vanita, University of Montana — Syncretic Erotics: Poetry, Sex and the City in Pre-Colonial Lucknow

Friday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m.  — Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics @ MIT
Amit Ahuja, University of California, Santa Barbara  — Soldier, God, and the State: Religion in the Armies of India and Pakistan

Friday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. 
Sarah Pinto, Tufts University — Beyond Translation: The Story of Hysteria in India

Friday, March 13 at 2:00 p.m. — Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics @ Harvard
Milan Vaishnav, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace — Understanding  the Changing Indian Voter

Monday, March 16 at 6:00 p.m. — Book Adda featuring 
Leela Gandhi's The Common Cause: Postcolonial Ethics and Democracy, 1900-1955  |  VIDEO ARCHIVE
Commentators:  
Toral Gajarawala, New York University
Forrest Gander, Brown University
Kevin McLaughlin,
Brown University
Akhil Sharma, Rutgers University
Bhrigupati Singh, Brown University 

March 24th-28th at AS220 
Terra Firma: Gallery Show of Sharbani Das Gupta and Ashwini Bhat
Hosted by Literary Arts 

Friday, April 3 at 2:00 p.m. — Book Adda and Art Show featuring 
Bhrigupati Singh's, Poverty and the Quest for Life: Spiritual and Material Striving in Rural India
Commentators:  
Amanda Anderson, Brown University
Leela Gandhi, 
Brown University 
Sudipta Kaviraj, Columbia University
Michael T. Taussig, Columbia University 

Friday, April 3 to Saturday, April 4
In Dialouge With Borders: Critical Conversations on Violence, Citizenship, and Soveregntiy in Modern 'South Asia'— A two-day conference hosted by South Asian Studies graduate students 

Thursday, April 9  — SASA Hosts
Dosa Hunt (2012)
screening & Discussion with Director Amrit Singh

Friday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Rose McDermott & Michael Dickerson, Political Science  — Attitudes toward gender inequality in India: Evidence from embedded experiments 
Sriniketh Nagavarapu, Economics  Who Benefits from a Better Public Distribution System? Evidence from Urban Punjab

Friday, April 10 at 5:00 p.m.
Amit Chaudhuri, Novelist & Literary Professor, University of East Anglia  — Odysseus, Bedsits, and Lamb Curry: A Conversation with Amit Chaudhuri

Friday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. — Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics @ Brown
Chandan Gowda, Azim Premji University  — TBD

Tuesday, April 28 at 5:00 p.m. 
William Dalrymple, Historian & Writer
OP Jindal Distinguished Lecture Series | The East India Company: The original corporate Raiders

Friday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m. 
William Dalrymple, Historian & Writer
OP Jindal Distinguished Lecture Series | Afganistan: Return of a King, Redux | The lessons of a 19th century catastrophe

Visit the Events Archive for information on past Brown-India Initiative events.