Past TAPSA Talks

TAPSA Talk - Bushra Asif

"Sanctioning Subordination? The Politics of Gender Laws in Pakistan"

Dates: 
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 4:30pm
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)

TAPSA Talk - Abhishek Ghosh

"A Devotional Doxography of 'World Philosophy:' Bhaktivinod's Tattvaviveka"

The Western-educated Middle Class Bengalis Often Formed Their Intellectual Opinions About Europe By Reading European Literature And Philosophy. And Tapan Roychoudhury Notes In His Europe Reconsidered How The Bengali Intelligentsia “happened To Be The First Asian Social Group Of Any Size Whose Mental Worlds Got Transformed Through Interactions With The West.” (ix). This Presentation Will Give An Overview Of The Dynamics Of Encounter And Response In The Works Of A Prominent Vaiṣṇava Thinker, Kedarnath Datta Bhaktivinod In The Areas Of ‘world History’ And ‘world Religions’ Before Turning To A Discussion Of His Devotional Treatment Of ‘world Philosophies.’ In Discussing His Sanskrit/bengali Work Tattvaviveka, A ‘doxography Of World Philosophies,’ Bhaktivinod Was Responding To The To Some Of The European Discourses On Civilizational Difference Which Posited That Philosophy Was Essentially European. By Placing Thinkers Like Yang-tse, Descartes Or Shankara Into A ‘philosophical System’ Based On Vaiṣṇava Theology, I Argue, Bhaktivinod Seems To Counter Some These European Notions That Excluded India From The History Of Philosophy.

Dates: 
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 4:30pm
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)

TAPSA Talk - Ranu Roychoudhuri

"Public Images: Photographic Reproduction in Bengali Print Media 1900 – 1940"

Dates: 
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 4:30pm
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)

TAPSA Talk - Professor Karuna Mantena

"Gandhi and the Means-Ends Question in Politics"

Karuna Mantena is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at Yale University

Co-sponsored with the Political Theory Workshop and with the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

Dates: 
Monday, November 25, 2013 - 12:00pm
Pick 506 (5828 South University Avenue)

TAPSA Talk - Guo-Quan Seng

"The Politics of Codifying a Private Law Status for the Diasporic Chinese in Dutch-colonial Java, 1890-1917"

Dates: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 4:30pm
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)

TAPSA Talk - Julie Hanlon

Dates: 
Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 4:30pm
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)

TAPSA Talk - Brian Wilson

"History, Nature, and the City: Rethinking Urbanism in Early Modern Goa"

Dates: 
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 4:30pm
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)

TAPSA Talk - Ralph Austen

"The Banality of Virtue: State Capacity, Corruption and the Indigenous Bureaucracies of Colonial Africa and India"

Dates: 
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 4:30pm
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)

TAPSA Talk - Ilanit Loewy Shacham

"Unexpected Lessons in Unexpected Places: An Untouchable Devotee and a Man-Eating Demon Talk (Śrī)Vaisnavism at the Heart of Kṛṣṇadevarāya’s Āmuktamālyada"

Dates: 
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 4:30pm
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)

TAPSA Talk - Professor Don Davis

"Rules in Culture and Metaculture according to Mīmāṃsā and Dharmaśāstra"

Presented in cooperation with the Study of Ancient Religions

Dates: 
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 4:30pm
TBA

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