Upcoming Events

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South Asia Seminar: “After the "Unthinkable": Cheran's Poetry”

South Asia Seminar: Anushiya Ramaswamy, Professor of English, Department of English Language and Literature, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

“After the "Unthinkable": Cheran's Poetry”

This is part of the introduction to the forthcoming translation of Cheran's poetry written in the aftermath of the May 18, 2009 massacre of Sri Lankan Tamils by the State's armed forces at Mullivaikal. Cheran's poems and other writings -- on grief, love, land and exile -- are made in the midst of unimaginable state-sponsored violence against minority bodies. I provide a historiographical background in terms of the various discourses that were coming into prominence in the 1960's and '70's as he came of age -- for instance, a narrowing post-independence nationalism , a thriving literary Saivism, and through it all, the steady rise of state power and its attendant resistances.

Dates: 
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 5:00pm
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TAPSA: Jazmin Graves

TAPSA: Jazmin Graves, PhD Candidate in SALC, University of Chicago

Dates: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 5:00pm
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"How Patrons Select Brokers: Efficacy and Loyalty in Indian Cities"

"How Patrons Select Brokers: Efficacy and Loyalty in Indian Cities," lecture by Tariq Thachil, hosted by the Department of Political Science and COSAS

Dates: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 12:00pm
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TAPSA: Ishan Chakrabarti, PhD Candidate in SALC, University of Chicago

TAPSA: Ishan Chakrabarti, PhD Candidate in SALC, University of Chicago

Dates: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 5:00pm
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TAPSA: Daniel Morgan, PhD Candidate in SALC, University of Chicago

TAPSA: Daniel Morgan, PhD Candidate in SALC, University of Chicago

Dates: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 5:00pm
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Lecture by Dipti Khera

Lecture by Dipti Khera, Assistant Professor of Art History, New York University, hosted by COSAS

Dates: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 1:00pm

17th Annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference: “Reception, Tradition, and Canonization: Pasts and Presents in South Asia”

17th Annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference: “Reception, Tradition, and Canonization: Pasts and Presents in South Asia”

Keynote Speakers:

Rosalind O’Hanlon (University of Oxford)

Akshaya Mukul (Independent researcher and journalist)

This conference aims to examine traditions in premodern and modern South Asia and seeks to interrogate formations of knowledge about traditions through processes of transmission and canonization. A focus on canon formation – literary, religious, philosophical, and political – reveals underlying modes of thinking that inform the consolidation of traditions, and allows for a deconstruction of what comes to be understood as normative knowledge. The conference will bring together graduate students who are interested in the different life-stages of traditions and canons, and in the work of agents who participate in shaping, carrying, maintaining, and expanding them. Thus, it will participate in ongoing scholarship on the construction of South Asian traditions, identities, and communities.

Dates: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:00am to Friday, March 6, 2020 - 6:00pm

“In the Mood for Art and On the Margins of History in India’s Eighteenth Century,” lecture by Dipti Khera

“In the Mood for Art and On the Margins of History in India’s Eighteenth Century,” lecture by Dipti Khera, Assistant Professor of Art History, New York University.

Presented by the Department of Art History and COSAS, as part of the 2019/20 Smart Lecture series supported by the Smart Family Foundation.

Dates: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 5:00pm
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TAPSA: Nazmul Sultan, PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of Chicago

TAPSA: Nazmul Sultan, PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of Chicago

Dates: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 5:00pm
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