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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
Fri
Oct 20
12:30pm-2:30pm

Soz | A Ballad of Maladies

"The film unveils transformed cultural fabric of Kashmir valley through a journey into the metamorphoses of its traditional and folk practices like Sufiyana music and poetry to contemporary art forms such as Hip Hop and Rock. By evoking the collective memory of their people and unwinding threads of the region's folk history, the featured artists and musicians in this film negotiate with questions of survival, resistance and freedom – all deeply embroiled in the complex conflict of Kashmir." "Besides the…

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TBD New York City, NY United States
Sun
Oct 8
5:00am-5:00pm

Writing Partition in Urdu

Hagop Kevorkian Center, 50 Washington Square Park South
New York City, NY 10012 United States
Tue
Oct 3
1:00pm-3:00pm

Deep Time and the Colonial Present: A Prologue to the History Writings of ‘Kesari’ Balakrishna Pillai

How far back does one have to go back in time to trace a history of the present? Arguably, colonialism with its narrative of the distinctiveness of post Enlightenment epistemologies has abbreviated our notions of time in the writing of history and social theory. This paper is a preliminary reflection on the historical writings of “Kesari” Balakrishna Pillai (1889-1960), literary critic and intellectual from the then Princely state of Travancore in southern India, who embarked on two remarkable intellectual projects…

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

September 2017

Fri
Sep 29
8:30am-10:00am

The Idea of the Child: The Politics and Culture of Pre-School Education in India

Professor Nita Kumar studied Anthropology alongside History and has been productive in research and publishing in both fields. She has further moved on to include Women’s and Gender Studies, Literary Criticism, Education and Performance Studies in her approach. From 1990, Nita Kumar has been associated with NIRMAN, a non-profit NGO that works for education and the arts in Varanasi, India. Kumar’s scholarship has included a questioning of the pursuit of agency and ‘justice’ in history, and the responsibilities of the scholar towards her subject(s) of study. At NIRMAN, Nita Kumar has taught, written curricula, trained teachers, and worked on children’s books…

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20 Cooper Square- 2nd Floor, 20 Cooper Square
New York , NY United States
Mon
Sep 25
2:00pm-4:00pm

Apparatus of Power

Roma, 21 06 2016 Museo MAXXI. Inaugurazione della mostra S''hahzia Sikander: Ecstasy As Sublime, Heart As Vector'' e del progetto YAP Young Architects Projects 2016. ©Musacchio & Ianniello ****************************************************** NB la presente foto puo' essere utilizzata esclusivamente per l' avvenimento in oggetto, per una ripresa dello stesso o comunque per pubblicazioni riguardanti la Fondazione MAXXI ******************************************************** Click on this link to find out more.   Co-Sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality; Department of Art & Art…

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285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor
Thu
Sep 14
1:30pm-3:00pm

Right Wing Politics and the Indian University

Professor G. Arunima is a historian whose research and publications engage both the historical and the contemporary contexts of India, focusing particularly on cultural, visual and material texts, and rethinking the politics of the contemporary. She has recently contributed to a volume What Does the Nation Really Need to Know: The JNU Nationalism Lectures (Harper Collins, 2016), an archive of an unprecedented month long public lecture series that took place in 2016 by JNU teachers to address the question of…

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20 Cooper Square- 2nd Floor, 20 Cooper Square
New York , NY United States
Tue
Sep 5
4:00am-12:00pm

Fall 2017

Right Wing Politics and the Indian University A talk by G. Arunima, Professor, Women's Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi Thursday, September 14, 5:30-7:00pm 20 Cooper Square, Room 222 Apparatus of Power A talk by Shazia Sikander, Visual Artist Monday, September 25, 6:00-8:00pm 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor The Idea of the Child: The Politics and Culture of Pre-School Education in India A talk by Nita Kumar, Brown Family Professor of South Asian History, Claremont McKenna College Friday, September 29, 12:30-2:00pm 20 Cooper Square, 2nd…

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NYU – Various, 1 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003 United States

April 2017

Fri
Apr 14
8:30am-10:00am

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…

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

March 2017

Fri
Mar 31
8:30am-10:00am

Bangladesh and Islam: Locating Difference

This round-table discussion critically examines the troubled and shifting relationship between the two unstable but productive terms, "Bangladesh" and "Islam."  Each panelist Neilesh Bose, University of Victoria), Elora Shehabuddin (Rice University), Satadru Sen (Queens College, CUNY) and Saadia Toor (Staten Island, CUNY) will offer initial thoughts and questions for discussion, after a brief introduction by the facilitator Dina M Siddiqi (BRAC Univerisity).   

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Fri
Mar 24
8:30am-10:00am

Bangladeshi Women Organizing for Social Change

Bangladeshi Women Organizing for Social Change is a collective of women organizers supporting women's professional development as organizers to cultivate their leadership in community organizing in the Bangladeshi diasporic community. We invite you to a panel with core organizers of our collective, to learn the stories of Bangladeshi Women's Resistance through arts, activism, and history. Speakers: Chaumtoli Huq, Gulnahar Alam, Sharmin Hossain, Kazi Fouzia Cosponsored by: Bengali Student Association

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Fri
Mar 10
7:30am-9:00am

Colonial Knowledge and the Construction of Historical Memory

Talk by Shah Mahmoud Hanifi (James Madison Universisty), Ben Hopkins (George Washington University), Robert Nichols (Stockton University) Friday, March 10, 12:30-2pm 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Fri
Mar 3
7:30am-9:00am

Daud Ali | Courtly Rituals And Material Culture In Medieval South India: "The Bearer Of The Betel Bag"

The chewing of betel as a mouth-freshener and masticate is near ubiquitous in South Asia today. While today the practice has little overt significance, usually considered a personal and public vice, the material and textual record from late precolonial times right down to the early nineteenth century tells a very different story. It is clear that betel-chewing was far more than matter of personal enjoyment and hygiene, but a highly aestheticized and ritualized practice, that formed part of a wider…

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

February 2017

Fri
Feb 24
4:00am-2:00pm

2017 South Asia Conference: Inequality in South Asia

February 24-25 2017 Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor All events are free and open to the public   FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24 2017 12.00 Noon: Welcome And Opening Remarks Kanchan Chandra (NYU Politics) and Paula Chakravartty (NYU, Media, Communications and Culture and the Gallatin School) 12.30 – 2.00: INAUGURAL KEYNOTE: CAN CLIENTELISM IMPROVE WELFARE?  AN ASSESSMENT OF PRO-POOR POLICIES IN INDIA Dilip Mookerjee (Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute for Economic Development, Boston University)…

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Fri
Feb 10
7:30am-9:00am

Naisargi Dave | Life is Queerer Than a Chessboard: On Cows, Violence, and Love in Contemporary India

A talk by Naisargi Dave, Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto Friday, February 10, 12:30-2pm 20 Cooper Square, 2nd Floor

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Fri
Feb 3
7:30am-9:00am

Michael Levien | The Future of India's Land Wars

A talk by Michael Levien, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University Discussant: Aaron Jakes, Assistant Professor of Historical Studies, New School Friday, February 3, 12:30-2pm 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Fri
Feb 3
3:00am-1:00pm

Spring 2017 Events

The Future of India's Land Wars A talk by Michael Levien, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University Discussant: Aaron Jakes, Assistant Professor of Historical Studies, New School Friday, February 3, 12:30-2pm 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor Life is Queerer Than a Chessboard: On Cows, Violence, and Love in Contemporary India A talk by Naisargi Dave, Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto Friday, February 10, 12:30-2pm 20 Cooper Square, 2nd Floor 2017 South Asia Conference: Inequality in South Asia Friday, February…

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NYU – Various, 1 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003 United States

December 2016

Fri
Dec 9
7:30am-12:00pm

Vijay Prashad | Western Bombs, Eastern Destruction: What the idea of regime change has wrought from Iraq to Libya

Book Launch and discussion with Vijay Prashad on the geopolitics of the Middle East in the broader context of revolutionary history,  featuring Aaron Jakes and Ahmad Shokr. Vijay Prashad is George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies, Trinity College. Aaron Jakes is assistant professor of historical studies at the New School, where he is also a faculty fellow at the Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies. Ahmad Shokr is a Junior Research Fellow at the Crown Center…

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Fri
Dec 2
7:30am-9:00am

Lawrence Liang | Viral Indignation and Immediate(d) Justice : The Politics of Legal Trials and Social Media in Contemporary India

Talk by Lawrence Liang, Professor of law at Ambedkar University, Delhi, co founder of the Alternative Law Forum, and Rice Visiting Fellow in the South Asian Studies Council at the MacMillan Center, Yale University

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

November 2016

Fri
Nov 18
7:30am-9:00am

Shaloo Rakheja | New Science and Disruptive Technologies

Talk by Shaloo Rakheja, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tandon School of Engineering

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Fri
Nov 11
7:30am-9:00am

Rohini Pande | Working for Women: Can Benefits Payment Policy Encourage Female Labor Force Participation? Evidence from India

Talk by Rohini Pande, Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Thu
Nov 3
8:30pm-10:00am

Decolonial Computing: Histories and Futures

Decolonial Computing: Histories and Futures Against dominant developmentalist approaches, panelists present critical research on computing from the global South. Conference on the history and anthropology of computing With Simone Browne, Sociology, UT Austin, Lily Irani, Communication, UCSD, Jack Qiu, Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Anita Say Chan, College of Media, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Half Day Conference Hosted by Department of Media, Culture and Communication Friday, November 4, 12:30-2pm Location TBA

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October 2016

Mon
Oct 31
8:00am-10:00am

Emerging Asia

A panel discussion on the Geopolitics of India, South Asia, the US and China with Shivshankar Menon Former Foreign Secretary and National Security Advisor to the Government of India, former Indian Ambassador to China and Israel and High Commissioner to Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and author of Choices: Inside the Making of Indian Foreign Policy (2016) and David Malone Rector of the United Nations University, former Canadian High Commissioner to India and non-resident Ambassador to Bhutan and Nepal, and co-editor…

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Fri
Oct 28
1:00pm-3:30pm

P. Sainath | The People's Archive of Rural India

Discussion Featuring: P. Sainath is India’s most highly awarded journalist and a winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Prize. Sainath’s book Everybody Loves A Good Drought was declared a Penguin Classic in 2013 and remains Penguin India’s highest selling non-fiction volume.   He is the founder and editor of the People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI). Siddhartha Deb is the author of two novels and The Beautiful and the Damned. A columnist for the The New York Times Book Review and a contributing editor the The New Republic, his writing has…

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Cantor Boardroom, 11th floor, Stern School of Business, 44 West 4th Street NY United States
Fri
Oct 28
8:30am-10:30am

Arif Yousuf | Blockade: Nonviolent Resistance for the Liberation of Bangladesh

Film Screening: 'Blockade: Nonviolent Resistance for the Liberation of Bangladesh' Discussion by Arif Yousuf, Filmmaker and discussant Timothy Naftali, Clinical Associate Professor of Public Service & Co-Director of NYU’s Center for the United States and the Cold War

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