Spring 2015

Spring 2015

Please check back frequently for updates.

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
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
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. | VIDEO ARCHIVE
Book Adda and Art Show featuring Bhrigupati Singh's, Poverty and the Quest for Life: Spiritual and Material Striving in Rural India
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 Sovereignty in Modern 'South Asia'— A two-day conference hosted by South Asian Studies graduate students 

Friday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Rose McDermott, David and Marianna Fisher University Professor of International Relations, & Michael Dickerson, Political Science PhD Candidate — Attitudes toward gender: embedded survey experiments in India
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

Saturday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. — Ivy Film Festival and SASA hosts
Dosa Hunt (2012) 
screening & Discussion with Director Amrit Singh

Friday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. — Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics @ Brown
Chandan Gowda, Azim Premji University  — The Origins of the Developmental State: Colonialism and the Politics of Knowledge in India

Monday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. — RISD/DESINE LAB & Brown Engineering
Bunker Roy, Founder of Barefoot College, & Maegan Fallone — Solar Engineers of Barefoot College

Friday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m.  Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics @Harvard
Ambassador Shivshankar Menon, Fisher Family Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; Former National Security Adviser to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh; Former Indian Foreign Secretary — India's National Security Calculus 

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

Friday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m.  | VIDEO ARCHIVE
William Dalrymple, Historian & Writer
OP Jindal Distinguished Lecture Series | Afghanistan: Return of a King, Redux | The lessons of a 19th century catastrophe
Commentator: Faiz Ahmed, Brown University 

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