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April 2019

Apr 18

Book Launch & Discussion | Australianama: Histories of Muslims In An Age of Escalating Islamophobia

Join us for a lecture by Samia Khatun based on her new book ‘Australianama: The South Asian Odyssey in Australia‘, on April 18. The book challenges a central idea that powerfully shapes history books across the Anglophone world: the colonial myth that European knowledge traditions are superior to the epistemologies of the colonized. Arguing that Aboriginal and South Asian language sources are keys to the vast, complex libraries that belie colonized geographies, Khatun shows that stories in colonized tongues can transform the very…

Room 101, 5 Washington Place New York, 10012 United States
Apr 5

Global Asia Colloquium | April 5 | Gyan Prakash | Co-sponsored by South Asia NYU

The Global Asia Colloquium A Book Launch of US Edition for Gyan Prakash’s new book, Emergency Chronicles: Indira Gandhi and Democracy’s Turning Point Discussants: Manu Bhagavan (Hunter College, CUNY), Manu Goswami (NYU), Meghna Chaudhuri (NYU), and Sanjay Ruparelia (The New School) Event Details: When: April 5, 2019, 4:00-6:45 pm Where: 701 KJCC (53 Washington Square South) On the night of June 25, 1975, Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency in India, suspending constitutional rights and rounding up her political opponents in…

Room 701, KJCC, 53 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 United States
Apr 2


Join us for a book launch of Vasu Varadhan’s new memoir on April 2. The book chronicles an immigrant’s struggle to forge an identity amidst the upheavals of geographical and cultural displacement. The author will read selections and engage in a conversation about the book with Radha S. Hegde. Event Details: Featuring: Vasu Varadhan (Gallatin, NYU) When: April 2, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Reception: 5:30 - 6 pm  Where: Media, Culture & Communication Event Space 239 Greene Street, 8th Floor Drinks and light snacks will be…

239 Greene Street, East Building, 8th Floor NY United States

April 2017

Apr 14

Kanishk Tharoor | Swimmer Among the Stars

Swimmer Among the Stars Kanishk Tharoor will be in conversation with Rajesh Parameswaran (author of I Am An Executioner) about Swimmer Among the Stars, Tharoor's debut collection of short stories. The book won the Tata First Book prize for fiction in India and has just been published in the United States. Rajeswari Sunder Rajan will chair the session. Books will be sold at this event with a 20% discount. *** About Swimmer Among the Stars: “A writer who is gifted…

Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States

February 2016

Feb 12

Nayanika Mookherjee | The Spectral Wound: Sexual Violence, Public Memories and the Bangladesh War of 1971

Following the 1971 Bangladesh War, the Bangladesh government publicly designated the thousands of women raped by the Pakistani military and their local collaborators as birangonas, ("brave women”). Nayanika Mookherjee demonstrates that while this celebration of birangonas as heroes keeps them in the public memory, they exist in the public consciousness as what Mookherjee calls a spectral wound.  In critically examining the pervasiveness of the birangona construction, Mookherjee opens the possibility for a more politico-economic, ethical, and nuanced inquiry into the…

20 Cooper Square- 2nd Floor, 20 Cooper Square
New York , NY United States

April 2015

Apr 24

Richard Eaton & Phillip Wagoner | "Power, Memory, Architecture: Contested Sites on India's Deccan Plateau, 1300-1600"

Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States

November 2013

Nov 1

Meena Alexander | Birthplace With Buried Stones

Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
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