Past Events

Indian Dance of Manipur

Two of the most important Vaishnavite classical dances of the northeastern Indian state of Manipur-Rasa-Lila and Sankirtan-are featured in Indian Dance of Manipur, a one-case exhibit on display in the Third Floor Reading Room of the Joseph Regenstein Library from November 19, 2012, to March 8, 2013.

Monday, November 19, 2012 (All day) to Saturday, March 9, 2013 (All day)
Joseph Regenstein Library, Third Floor Reading Room

Concert by Josh Feinberg (sitar) and Manpreet Bedi (tabla)

Join us in an evening concert with Josh Feinberg (sitar) and Manpreet Bedi (tabla), who will perform some of northern India's cherished ragas. Reception to follow concert.

Sponsored in part by the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, Department of Music, and The University of Chicago Arts Council.

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse, 9th floor

Film Screening - Death and the Queen

Death and the Queen: The Legend of Ponnivala and discussion with director, Brenda Beck

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 1:00pm
Pick Hall Lounge

Sitar Workshop with Josh Feinberg

The sitar is today one of India's most iconic musical instruments. Josh Feinberg (sitar) will lead a workshop that explores the acoustic intricacies of the instrument and its function in the Hindustani musical domain.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Room 703

A Worldwide Literature: Jami (1414-1492) in the Dar al-Islam and Beyond

A public two-day conference focusing on the works of 'Abd al-Rahman Jami'

"A Worldwide Literature: Jami (1414-1492) in the Dar al-Islam and Beyond" is an attempt to gather in one place a wide array of specialists of various languages (Persian, Arabic, Turkish (Ottoman and Chaghatay), Sanskrit, Pashto, Urdu, Bengali, Chinese, Malay, and Georgian) dealing with the reception of the works of 'Abd al-Rahman Jami. The project will be presented as a symposium at the University of Chicago, and aims to study the impact of Timurid literature on intellectual history at a global level, introduce material available in each tradition, and define guidelines for a common analysis of this complex subject.

Swift Hall - Common Room, First Floor
1025 East 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Sponsors: The Committee on Southern Asian Studies ; Centre d'Etudes Turques, Ottomanes, Balkaniques et Centrasiatiaqes (CNRS- UMR 8032); The Franke Institute for the Humanities; Mondes iranien et indien(CNRS-UMR 7528), Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Thursday, October 18, 2012 (All day) to Friday, October 19, 2012 (All day)
1025 East 58th Street
, Chicago, IL 60637

South Asia Seminar - Venkat Rao

"Teaching and Research from the Indian Context"

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:30pm
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)