[INDOLOGY] Conference on South Asian Studies! Tufts University!

Dr. Debabrata Chakrabarti dchakra at hotmail.de
Mon Sep 22 05:49:46 UTC 2014

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RegardsDebabrata Chakrabarti
This week at Tufts University: A conference on South Asian StudiesFriday, September 26: Fletcher ASEAN Auditorium4:30pm: Is There Anything Special about South Asian Studies?
Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University5:30pm: A Sea Change in South Asian Historiography? Reflections on the Last Twenty-Five Years
Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University; Member of the 16th Lok SabhaSaturday, September 27: Cabot 7th Floor9:00-10:15am- Panel I: Interventions in South Asian Studies*From the Bay of Bengal to the Bosphorus: Muslim networks in the age of Empire
Seema Alavi, Delhi University*Muslim Ethics and Literature in Colonial India: Writing under the Sign of ‘Aklaq
Farina Mir, University of Michigan*The Suffering Scholar and the Healing Lord: A Materialist Look at a Sacred Center
Brian Hatcher, Tufts University10:30-11:45am- Panel II: Persisting Concerns in South Asian StudiesRethinking Religion Reform in Colonial India: Situating the Brahma Samaj in the History of Religion
Neilesh Bose, St. John’s University“A Wind is Blowing the World Over”: Decolonization and Third World Thought in Bengal
Kris Manjapra, Tufts UniversityHysteria in India and the Ways Medicine Moves
Sarah Pinto, Tufts University1:00-2:15pm - Panel III: South Asia without BordersThe Rule of ‘National’ Difference: A Bengal Perspective
Semanti Ghosh, Anandabazar PatrikaJupiter, Just a Step Away
S. Akbar Hyder, University of Texas, AustinOut of India: Political Homelands and Diasporic Identity
Sana Aiyar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology4:00-5:00pmPanel IV: Contemporary Challenges facing South AsiaAyesha Jalal, Director of the Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies, Tufts University
Sugata Bose, Harvard University
Kris Manjapra, Tufts University

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