Past Events

South Asia Seminar - Jocelyn Chua

“'Between the Devil and the Deep Sea': Suicide and Stories of Development in Contemporary Kerala"

Dates: 
Thursday, February 20, 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)

South Asia Seminar - Sonal Khullar

"Scratches in Time: M.F. Husain's Through the Eyes of A Painter (1967)"

Dates: 
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 4:30pm
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)

Film Screening Monsoon Oracle

The Monsoon Oracle is a factual film, directed by Shrenik Rao. It is an intimate portrayal of the central festival of Telangana, called Bonalu.

Set in Hyderabad, India’s fifth largest city, this film narrates stories of women and men who dedicate their lives to enacting the roles of the Hindu Goddess Mahankali’s oracles and to the role of Pothuraju, the goddess’ whip wielding brother.

The film presents an insight into extraordinary ritualistic practices that are performed every year in India in the hope of a bountiful monsoon and explores the emotional and psychological dimensions of these annual role enactments.

The dialogue takes place in Telugu with English subtitles. The narration is in English.

Screening followed by a Q&A with the Director and reception

Dates: 
Friday, January 31, 2014 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

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)

Film Screening - The Monsoon Oracle

Q&A session with the director Shrenik Rao and reception to follow

Dates: 
Monday, January 27, 2014 - 3:30pm
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)

South Asia Seminar - Rich Freeman

Dates: 
Thursday, January 23, 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 - Julie Hanlon

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

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