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# Episode Title Description People Date
1 A Debatable Empire Mishka Sinha (University of Oxford) speaks at the Oxford South Asian Intellectual History Seminar on 7 February 2022 Mishka Sinha 11 Mar 2022
2 B.R. Ambedkar's Sociophilia and Other Anti-Caste Sciences J. Daniel Elam (University of Hong Kong) speaks at the Oxford South Asian Intellectual History Seminar on 28 February 2022. J. Daniel Elam 11 Mar 2022
3 How ‘Dynasty’ Became a Modern Global Concept: Intellectual Histories of Sovereignty and Property Milinda Banerjee (University of St Andrews) speaks at the Oxford South Asian Intellectual History Seminar on 24 January 2022 Milinda Banerjee 11 Mar 2022
4 Researching South Asia: Climate Change Aditya Ramesh, Nausheen Anwar, Camelia Dewan, Chitra Venkatramani, Nikhil Anand in discussion Aditya Ramesh (Manchester) Nausheen Anwar (IBA, Karachi) Camelia Dewan (Oslo) Chitra Venkatramani (NUS) Nikhil Anand (UPenn) 01 Mar 2022
5 Researching South Asia: Animals Panel discussion on researching no human animals in South Asia Ambika Aiyadurai, Naisargi Dave, Radhika Govindrajan, Muhammad Kavesh 01 Mar 2022
6 Researching South Asia: Bureaucracy A panel discussion on he problems of research in South Asia. Yamini Aiyar, Maira Hayat, Zehra Hashmi, Akshay Mangla 01 Mar 2022
7 Researching South Asia: Kashmir Round table discussion Mona Bhan, Mohamad Junaid, Hafsa Kanjwal 27 Jan 2022
8 Affect as a Technology of Rule: Militarism in Pakistan Positioning dead body politics and ritualistic mourning as technologies of rule, through a focus on subjectivity, intimacy and affect, the talk will explicate the persuasive powers through which they seek to produce consensus and ideological conformity. Maria Rashid 26 Oct 2021
9 Borders and Identities: Who is a “Bangladeshi” in Assam? This talk explores the ambiguities surrounding Indian citizenship in Assam, Northeast India. With Malini Sur (University of Western Sydney) Malini Sur 22 Oct 2021
10 Delusional states: Love, Citizenship and Resistance in Gilgit-Baltistan This talk examines the emotional and intimate logics of occupation, citizenship, and state-making in Gilgit-Baltistan, a contested borderland between India and Pakistan that forms part of the Kashmir dispute. Nosheen Ali 10 Feb 2021
11 Creative Commons A Contrapuntal History of Hindustan Manan Amend (Columbia), gives a talk for the Asian Studies Centre seminar series. Manan Amend 04 Feb 2021
12 Cyclone Amphan: Living through the Climate Crisis In May 2020 a deadly tropical cyclone struck Eastern India and Bangladesh. Named ‘Amphan’ and classified as a ‘Super Cyclone’ this was almost certainly a climate change induced extreme event. Debjani Bhattacharyya, Jason Cons, Annu Jalais, Megnaa Mehtta 24 Jul 2020
13 The Young and the Restless: Youth and Politics in India Book reading and Discussion with Gurmehar Kaur Gurmehar Kaur, Ria Kapoor 01 Mar 2019
14 Creative Commons The Failure of South Asian Regionalism Lawrence Sáez speaks at the International Relations of India Seminar on 9 May 2018 Lawrence Sáez 10 Jul 2018
15 Kamila Shamsie on writing history in A God in Every Stone Author Kamila Shamsie reads from her 2014 novel A God in Every Stone, and discusses it with Prof. Elleke Boehmer and the audience. Kamila Shamsie, Elleke Boehmer 25 Aug 2017
16 How the BBC reaches digital audiences in South Asia Roopa Suchak, South Asia workstream lead, BBC gives a talk for the Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Roopa Suchak 31 Oct 2016
17 Creative Commons FMR 49 - Integrating resilience in South Asia Communities can strengthen their resilience by integrating disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and poverty reduction measures. Mi Zhou, Dorien Braam 18 Jun 2015
18 Creative Commons Dr. Ansari and the Indian Medical Mission to the Ottoman Empire, 1912-13 Dr Burak Akcapar talks on his book 'People's Mission: Dr. Ansari and the Indian Medical Mission to the Ottoman Empire, 1912-13' published by Oxford University Press. Burak Akcapar 04 Dec 2014
19 Pakistan is a viable and not a failed state if...? Mehmood Khan Achakzai, Leader and the Chairman of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, delivered the inaugural Sarfraz lecture on October 30th 2014, at Wolfson College, Oxford. Mehmood Khan Achakzai 14 Nov 2014
20 Creative Commons Religion as a Motive for Exclusion in Contemporary Western Democracies A co-sponsored event from the Asian Studies Centre, the Dahrendorf programme for the Study of Freedom, the Middle East Centre and North American Studies Programme from the world renowned from the author of the award-winning book a Secular Age Charles Taylor 20 Jun 2014
21 Creative Commons Postcolonial Women Writers Professor Elleke Boehmer notes the distinct lack of women writers on the Post/Colonial Writing page of the Great Writers website, and explores why this is the case. Elleke Boehmer, Dominic Davies 08 Oct 2012
22 An Africanist's Legacy: Performing fragmentary movements - perspectives on the life-history of a Muslim dancer-choreographer Presented by Asst. prof. Zulfiker Hirji (University of York, Toronto) at 'An Africanist's Legacy - A Workship in Celebration of the Work of David Parkin', held at The School of Anthropology, Oxford, 8-9 July 2010. Zulfiker Hirji 24 Aug 2010