Brown-India Seminar

Brown-India Seminar

Brown-India seminars are the centerpiece of the Initiative. Through this series of public lectures, the India Initiative facilitates a convergence of figures from across the lines of academia, civil society, literature, public policy, and journalism to contribute to the discourse on contemporary India.

The seminars featured on this page demonstrate the interdisciplinary approach of the Brown-India Initiative and  constitute a comprehensive archive of the series with links to video recording of the events when available.

Fall 2015


Thursday, October 1, 2015 
Rustom Bharucha, Jawarharlal Nehru University
“The Aftermath: Reflections on Terror and Performance"
5:30 p.m. | McKinney Conference Room



Friday, October 2, 2015
Dennis Dalton, Professor Emeritus, Barnard College, Columbia University
“Gandhi at the Center of Modern Indian Intellectual Discourse” 
2:00 p.m. | Joukowsky Forum 

[VIDEO] 

Friday, October 16, 2015
Sarah Besky, Brown University
“The Land in Gorkhaland: Rethinking Belonging in Darjeeling, India” 
2:00 p.m. | Joukowsky Forum 

[VIDEO]

Friday, November 13, 2015
Asad Ali Ahmed, Harvard University
“Of Panopticons, Pannomions, and the Corpo-Real: Bentham and the Universalization of 'Blasphemy'” 
2:00 p.m. | Kim Koo Library

Friday, November 20, 2015
Lisa Bjorkman, University of Göttingen, Germany & University of Louisville
“Pipe Politics, Contested Waters: Embedded Infrastructures of Millenial Mumbai” 
2:00 p.m. | McKinney Conference Room

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Neelanjan Sircar, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Study of India
“Behar and Beyond: The 2015 Bihar Election and its Implications for Indian Politics” 
4:00 p.m. | McKinney Conference Room

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