Past Conferences and Workshops

World Beyond the Headlines- Upper Caste Racism: The Marked and Unmarked Across the Globe

In an essay written twenty years ago, Gyanendra Pandey spoke of “upper caste racism” as a central feature of the politics of the Hindu upper castes and classes. In this presentation, Prof. Pandey will extend that proposition, and suggest that all racism is upper caste racism. Upper caste, because ruling and dominant groups and classes across the globe believe it is their inherited right to rule and to live in special comfort and prosperity. Racism, because that is a way of keeping subordinated and marginalized groups – sometimes called minorities – “in their place;” and because the assumption of the right to rule, property and ‘culture’ leads to the segregation and subordination of those without privileged access to these, and to their denigration, castigation and even expulsion at times when they are seen as challenging the existing order of caste and race, Black and White.

Dates: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Social Science Research Room 122

Workshop with Nirmita Dholakia on Hindustani music

This event is free and open to the public.

Dates: 
Monday, February 23, 2015 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Logan 703

Workshop by Komal Shah on Sufi music & dance

This event is free and open to the public.

Dates: 
Monday, February 9, 2015 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Logan 703

Workshop by Lyon Liefer on Indian bansuri

This event is free and open to the public.

Dates: 
Monday, February 2, 2015 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Logan 703

Workshop by Saraswathi Ranganathan on Indian veena

Learn how the iconic veena is part of the South Indian classical music environment.

Dates: 
Monday, November 17, 2014 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Logan 703

Workshop II by Rehanna Kheshgi on the music of Assam

Rehanna, a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology, will offer an introduction to the music of Assam through its various song traditions. This event is free and open to the public.

Dates: 
Monday, November 10, 2014 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

Madras in the 1930s

Dates: 
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 10:15am to Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 10:15am
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)

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