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Upcoming Events

All COSAS events are free and open to the public.


Southern Asia Seminar: Joel Lee

On December 2, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Event Archive

No Other World: A Conversation with Author Rahul Mehta

We welcome you to join us for "No Other World: A Conversation with Author Rahul Mehta" on November 2, 2021 at 4:30pm CST, moderated by Rashmi Joshi, Associate Director of COSAS and sponsored by Tyler Williams, Assistant Professor of South Asian Languages &...

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TAPSA: Krishna the Magician

Justin Smolin, PhD Candidate in History of Religions, The University of Chicago In this talk, “Krishna the Magician,” Smolin discusses the vilification of Krishna as a deceitful sorcerer in the Mughal poet laureate Abū al-Fayḍ “Faiḍī” ‘s rendering of the...

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Panel Discussion on Bernard Bate’s 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘛𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭 𝘔𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘯: 𝘗𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘖𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘐𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘩 𝘈𝘴𝘪𝘢

Panel Discussion on Bernard Bate's Protestant Textuality and the Tamil Modern (5pm, Zoom) Susan Gal (moderator/interlocutor; University of Chicago, Department of Anthropology), and the editors of the book, Francis Cody (University of Toronto, Anthropology), E....

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Dismantling Global Hindutva

This conference will convene panels on a variety of interlinked topics that address the threat and power of Hindutva. Scholars, journalists, and activists will examine the historical development of Hindutva, the fascist dimensions of the ideology, its alignment...

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South Asian Students Association: Once Upon A Time Show

The SASA Show is back! Though it's not in-person, we are super excited to share with you the 34th annual SASA Show (the first ever virtual one). We'll be live-streaming it on Saturday, May 22nd at noon so save the date! This year, our performances include Chicago...

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