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March 2019

Fri
Mar 15
4:00pm-7:00pm

Sunil Amrith and Francis Bradley on “Mobility and Territoriality Around the Indian Ocean, 1750-1950”

An Event Co-Sponsored with Center for Global Asia Speakers: Sunil Amrith and Francis Bradley Topic: Mobility and Territoriality Around the Indian Ocean, 1750-1950 Schedule: 4:00- 5:15. Francis Bradley, Pratt Institute Title: Mecca to Southeast Asia: The Patani Islamic Knowledge Networks Abstract: In the nineteenth century, Mecca became far more accessible to Muslims around the globe. A contingent of exiles from Patani, a Malay kingdom that once comprised territory on both sides of the current Malay-Thai border and that had been…

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Room 701, KJCC, 53 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 United States
Mon
Mar 11
1:30pm-4:00pm

Yousuf Saaed Lecture on Muslim Devotional Art in India: Monday, March 11

Light snacks will be served. This event is open to the public. For non-NYU attendees, please bring a photo ID for security purposes.

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Hagop Kevorkian Center Library, 255 Sullivan Street at Washington Square South
New York, 10012 United States
Lynch Nation documentary poster
Fri
Mar 1
4:00pm-6:00pm

Lynch Nation Documentary Screening and Discussion on March 1

Please join us for a screening of the documentary, Lynch Nation, directed by Shaheen Ahmed and Ashfaque Ej. This event includes a discussion of a Human Rights Watch report on cow protection violence in India (view the report here). The discussion and a Q&A session will be lead by Jayshree Bajoria, author of the report, and Suchitra Vijayan, Director of The Polis Project. Event Details: When: Friday, March 1, 4-6 pm Where: Avery Fisher Center (AFC), Bobst Library, 7th Floor, 70 Washington Square South,…

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NYU Bobst Library, Avery Fischer Center, Room #743 (7th Floor), Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012 United States

February 2019



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11th Annual Global South Asia NYU Conference

11th Annual Global South Asia NYU Conference | Claims Making and Bordering Practices - February 22-23, 2019, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor. All events are free and open to the public.

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20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor, 20 Cooper Square
New York City, NY 10003 United States

November 2018

Mon
Nov 26
3:00am-12:00pm

Reason: A Film by Anand Patwardhan | Screening and Discussion

South Asia NYU in collaboration with NYU Center for Media, Culture and History presents: REASON (4 hrs.) Screening/Discussion with Director Anand Patwardhan FRIDAY / DECEMBER 7 / 11 AM - 5 PM Kriser Screening Room, Anthropology Department. 25 Waverly Place SCREENING/DISCUSSION REASON (2018, 4 hrs, Dir: Anand Patwardhan) Parts 1-5 from 11 AM to 1:15 PM Parts 6-8 from 2:30 PM to 4:15 PM Followed by discussion. This award winning film (2018 IDFA award for best feature length documentary) charts a broad-ranging examination of…

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Thu
Nov 15
1:00pm-3:00pm

Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora | A book launch & roundtable with Licia Fiol-Matta, Gayatri Gopinath, Lisa Lowe, Ritty Lukose, Manijeh Moradian, & Tavia Nyong’o

    Panelists will discuss Gopinath’s Unruly Visions (Duke UP, 2018), which brings queer studies to bear on studies of diaspora and visuality, tracing the interrelation of affect, archive, region, and aesthetics through an examination of a wide range of contemporary queer visual culture. Spanning film, fine art, poetry, and photography, the book stages unexpected encounters between work by South Asian, Middle Eastern, African, Australian, and Latinx artists such as Tracey Moffatt, Chitra Ganesh, Akram Zaatari, and Allan deSouza. Unruly Visions shows…

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CSGS, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY United States
Tue
Nov 13
1:30pm-3:00pm

The Three Patriarchs of Embattled Love: Caste, Religion and State | A talk by Meena Kandasamy | Co-sponsored event with NYU Gallatin

  In this talk, Meena Kandasamy, Gallatin’s Global Faculty-in-Residence and author of The Gypsy Goddess (Harper, 2014), discusses her site-responsive chronicle of the Dharmapuri atrocity which occurred in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On one day in October 2012, in response to the love affair between a caste-Hindu Vanniyar woman and a Dalit man, the homes of 300 Dalit people were burned. Kandasamy reflects on the event, explores how one bears witness to violence and the social realities of India’s caste-embattled…

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The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts

October 2018

Mon
Oct 29
1:15pm-3:15pm

Within Without: The Path of the Yogi | Book launch and discussion with Briana Blasko

Briana Blasko will share her photographic journey about the making of her latest book, Within Without: The Path of the Yogi. Over a period of four years she travelled across India and Nepal, observing the lives of practising Jains, Buddhists, Sufis and Hindus, and a Catholic priest. Although the photographs reflect a belonging to specific religions, this work is not intended to be about religion; rather, it aims to show the interconnectedness of the spiritual life. Briana Blasko is a…

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239 Greene Street, East Building, 8th Floor NY United States
Mon
Oct 22
2:10pm-4:00pm

Talk by Gayatri Spivak

Joint Event with Postcolonial, Race and Diaspora Studies Colloquium (Department of English)

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Department of English, 244 Greene Street
Thu
Oct 11
2:00pm-4:00pm

Sexual Politics in a Transnational Frame | A Roundtable with Sa’ed Atshan, Sara Mourad, Jyoti Puri, & Evren Savci

Taxonomies of identity and histories of activism in the U.S and Europe cannot be seamlessly mapped onto other societies. To think of sexual politics, broadly, is to suspend the rubrics of feminist, LGBT, and queer activism, in our attempt to understand how gender and sexuality get politicized both as categories of identity, and as categories of analysis in a particular society. This panel is an invitation to think comparatively about sexual subcultures across South Asia and the Middle East (and…

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CSGS, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor
Wed
Oct 10
2:30pm-4:00pm

Gallatin Global Writers: Meena Kandasamy | Co-sponsored event with NYU Gallatin

  Meena Kandasamy, Gallatin’s Global Faculty in Residence, combines her love for the written word with the struggle for social justice through poetry, translation, fiction, and essays. Her latest novel, When I Hit You: Or, The Portrait of the Writer As A Young Wife (Atlantic, 2017), a work of autofiction exploring poetry, the dark heart of language, French feminist philosophy, and leftist discourse to lift the veil on the silence surrounding domestic violence and marital rape in India, was chosen as a…

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The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Thu
Oct 4
1:15pm-3:15pm

Raga Revelry | Film Screening and Discussion with Shreedevi Thacker | Special Guest: Chandrika Tandon

  Raga music has become increasingly popular as audiences are drawn to this North Indian classical tradition. The film, Raga Revelry, is an introduction to the centuries-old philosophy and beautiful sound that evokes a vivid range of emotions and moods and invites the listener to transcend their personality self. The viewer is transported to the heart of Indian culture through one man’s journey to create a permanent sanctuary in modern India for this rich music. Vijay Kichlu, a renowned musicologist…

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

September 2018

Thu
Sep 27
2:10pm-4:00pm

Atmospheric Embroidery | Book Launch and Discussion with Meena Alexander

Joint Event with Postcolonial, Race and Diaspora Studies Colloquium (Department of English) Award-winning author and scholar, Meena Alexander will read from her recently published collection of poetry Atmospheric Embroidery, a haunting collection of poems that “travels through zones of violence to reach the crystalline depth of words”, and discuss Name Me a Word: Indian Writers Reflect on Writing, an anthology which brings together the voices of twentieth- and twenty-first century writers from India and the diaspora. Event will be followed by…

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Tue
Sep 18
2:00pm-4:00pm

Resisting Occupation in Kashmir | A Conversation with Haley Duschinski, Mona Bhan; Moderated by Suchitra Vijayan

Cosponsored event with The Polis Project   Join Dr. Mona Bhan and Dr. Haley Duschinski in conversation with Suchitra Vijayan, about their  recently published edited book, Resisting Occupation in Kashmir, which analyzes the social and legal logic of India's occupation of Kashmir in relation to colonialism, militarization, power, democracy, and sovereignty, focusing specifically on the years between 2010 and 2014. Foregrounding the voices of Kashmiri scholars, the book traces how Kashmiri youth used music, rap, art, and other modes of cultural production to reimagine…

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

May 2018

Mon
May 7
8:00am-10:00am

Democracy, Caste and Hindu Nationalism | Talk by Gopal Guru

(Cosponsored event with India China Institute at The New School) Professor Gopal Guru's talk on Democracy, Caste and Hindu Nationalism will address issues of caste politics, capitalism and solidarity in India. The discussion will be moderated by David Ludden  (Department of History, NYU). Professor Gopal Guru is eminent political theorist and scholar and a highly regarded teacher based at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Earlier, he taught at the University of Delhi and the University of Pune. Later this year,…

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20 Cooper Square, Main Conference Room # 503, Fifth Floor, 20 Cooper Square
New York City, 10003
Tue
May 1
8:00am-10:00am

Reconfiguring Bombay: The Bombay Poets’ Archive | Talk by Anjali Nerlekar

(Co-sponsored event with NYU Elmer Holmes Bobst Library) The archive has been the subject of much scholarship, being variously defined as a collection of papers, personal or state-sponsored or some combination of the two, that forms the foundation of historical narratives. This presentation will explore one particular recent archive, an ongoing multilingual collection of papers of the Bombay poets which resides now at Cornell University. Crossing the divide between personal and the institutional, this archive contains a unique set of…

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NYU Bobst Library, Avery Fischer Center, Room #743 (7th Floor), Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012 United States

April 2018

Tue
Apr 24
2:00pm-4:00pm

Rana Plaza 5 Years Later: Amplifying Workers Voices Globally

        This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, which resulted in the tragic loss of over 1134 workers’ lives, with thousands more workers injured. The scale of the Rana Plaza disaster raised global awareness about the harsh conditions of global fast fashion. In this panel, we bring together Bangladeshi and US-based artists, activists and scholars to reflect on Rana Plaza 5 years later. In addition to marking the violence and tragedy of…

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Department of Social and Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor, 20 Cooper Square
Mon
Apr 23
1:00pm-3:00pm

Riding on a Sunbeam | Film Screening and Discussion with Mauktik Kulkarni and Samantha Jo Fitzsimons

        What do you do after getting a bachelors in engineering, a masters in biophysics and computational biology and yet another masters in neuroscience from one of the most prestigious universities in the world? You give up your job and go on a solo backpacking adventure around the world. Mauktik Kulkarni did one further. After biking solo through South America and backpacking across 36 countries around the world he went on an adventure trip through the place…

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8th Floor, 239 Greene Street, 239 Greene Street
New York City, NY United States
Fri
Apr 20
8:00am-10:00am

State, Policing and Violence in India: the Repressive and Pastoral | Talk by Jinee Lokaneeta

  In December 2017, when custodial deaths due to torture became a prominent issue in Maharashtra, the Director General of Police reportedly sent an internal circular requesting the use of forensic science methods mentioning lie detector, brain mapping and narcoanalysis tests. The Indian police began using the three techniques a couple of decades ago to gain information despite the lack of any scientific grounding for these forensic techniques. In a context where physical torture is the norm and custodial deaths…

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Gallatin, The Dean’s Conference Room, 1 Washington Place, 8th Floor, Gallatin, 1 Washington Place NY United States
Wed
Apr 11
2:00pm-4:00pm

South Asian American Masculinities and Popular Culture in the Age of Trump

A roundtable featuring D’Lo, Swati Khurana, Rajiv Menon, Mallika Rao, & Imran Siddiquee   (Co-sponsored event with the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU)   ** SEATING IS ON A FIRST-COME BASIS. DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM ** D’Lo, actor, writer, comedian Swati Khurana, artist, writer Rajiv Menon, Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, New York University Mallika Rao, essayist, critic, reporter Imran Siddiquee, filmmaker, speaker, writer, activist The last several years have seen a marked growth of…

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CSGS, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY United States
Fri
Apr 6
8:00am-10:00am

Graduate Student Workshop: South Asia Across Disciplines

  This workshop brings together graduate students and faculty who are working on South Asia across different social science disciplines and fields. The meetings will offer students a chance to develop their scholarship and projects through discussions with students and faculty. Each meeting will involve the presentation of a graduate student's current work-in-progress and will include a lunch. About the talk: The Foreigners' Registration Office (FRO) in India has complex rules for Pakistani citizens, making it difficult for Pakistani Hindu…

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Room 222, 20 Cooper Square, 20 Cooper Square
New York, NY United States
Mon
Apr 2
2:15pm-4:00pm

Literature of Criticism: Colonial Histories and Critical Methods

Talk by Baidik Bhattacharya, University of Delhi   (Joint event with Postcolonial Colloquium)  Are we really into a “postcritical” phase of literary studies, as Rita Felski’s controversial book claims? Have we been able to successfully dismantle what she calls, following Paul Ricoeur, “the hermeneutics of suspicion”? Since her argument is firmly anchored in “literature” and practices of “reading,” I argue in this paper, we need to revisit the foundational moment of the very modern concept of “literature” in the final…

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Department of English, 244 Greene Street

March 2018

Fri
Mar 30
8:00am-10:00am

Technologies of Queer Living, Loving, and Respectability in Kolkata, India

    Talk by Srila Roy (University of Witwatersrand), chaired by Dina Siddiqi (BRAC University, Anthropology)   This talk provides a glimpse into queerness as a way of life in contemporary Kolkata, India. It looks at the manner in which young metropolitan self-identified queer individuals are transforming their selves and modes of living: through somatic practices (like sex change) to the invention of alternative modes of kinship and belonging, both within and outside of the heteropatriarchal family. No longer hidden…

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Fri
Mar 23
8:00am-10:00am

Guli's Children | Film Screening by Joe Thomas Karackattu

Guli's Children: Film Screening and Discussion (Cosponsored event with Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies)   Film discussion will be moderated by Ritty Lukose (NYU Gallatin) About the film: Calicut (also known as GULI in Chinese) was an important node in the overall links between China and Kerala (south of India). The film brings out the cultural-historical ties, the physical artefacts and, most importantly, traces of human genealogy that survive between Kerala and China to this day.  Spanning over two years of…

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Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, R. Baily Winder Auditorium, Room LL2 (basement), 50 Washington Square S
New York, NY 10012 United States

February 2018

Fri
Feb 23
4:00am-2:00pm

2018 Tenth Annual Global South Asia NYU Conference: Justice on the Move

    Our tenth annual NYU Global South Asia conference theme is “Justice on the Move."  The conference will be held at the Institute for Public Knowledge (20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor), on 23-24 February, 2018.  We will be focusing from a range of perspectives on interactions of justice and movement in South Asia, where the term “movement” evokes both mobility and mobilization, at many levels of scale, from the local to global. Justice struggles are ever present in South…

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20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor, 20 Cooper Square
New York City, NY 10003 United States
Fri
Feb 9
7:30am-9:00am

Our Time Has Come: Cosponsored book event with The Review and Debates NYU

  The Review and Debates will be hosting Alyssa Ayres and Tunku Varadarajan for a conversation on Ayres' new book, the wider South Asian dynamic, and the US-India relationship.   About the Guests     Alyssa Ayres is senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). At CFR her work focuses on India’s role in the world and on U.S. relations with South Asia. In 2015, she served as the project director for the CFR-sponsored Independent…

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NYU Kimmel 369
Tue
Feb 6
4:30pm-6:30pm

A Book of Conquest: Book Discussion with David Ludden

  A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia Author: Manan Ahmed Asif About the Book The question of how Islam arrived in India remains markedly contentious in South Asian politics. Standard accounts center on the Umayyad Caliphate’s incursions into Sind and littoral western India in the eighth century CE. In this telling, Muslims were a foreign presence among native Hindus, sowing the seeds of a mutual animosity that presaged the subcontinent’s partition into Pakistan and…

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20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor, 20 Cooper Square
New York City, NY 10003 United States

November 2017

Fri
Nov 17
5:00am-2:00pm

Reinventing Revolution Conference

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The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1 Washington Place NY United States
Tue
Nov 7
10:30am-11:30am

Learning and Sustainability in the Himalayas: A Conversation

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CREATE, 196 Mercer St. 8th Floor
New York, NY United States

October 2017

Mon
Oct 30
2:30pm-4:00pm

Nostalgia for the Future

NOSTALGIA FOR THE FUTURE Direction: Avijit Mukul Kishore, Rohan Shivkumar Production: Films Division India Genre: Documentary film Language: Hindi and English (with English subtitles) Format: 16mm film and video Duration: 54 min Year of production: 2017 About the film 'Nostalgia for the Future' is a film on Indian modernity, the citizen and the architecture of the home. It looks at imaginations of homes across four examples of buildings made over the period of a century. These are Lukhshmi Vilas Palace in Baroda -…

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Silver Center, Room 300, 31 Washington Pl
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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