Events

14
May

Public lecture – Dangers to democracy in India?

Public lecture Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018 Time: 4-5.45pm Speaker: Professor Katharine Adeney, University of Nottingham Venue: Weston Theatre, JG Crawford Building (132), Lennox Crossing, ANU Register at Eventbrite   Light refreshments from 4pm before the lecture commences at 4.30pm India is often cited as being the world’s largest democracy. It scores well on international […]

10
May

Seminar – The songs of belonging: genealogy, community, livelihood and resistance

Seminar Date: Thursday 24 May 2018 Time: 4.30-6pm Speaker: Mukesh Kumar, University of Technology Sydney Venue: Basham Room, Baldessin Precinct Building (110), Ellery Crescent, ANU Abstract: When the Meo peasant community in north India underwent the process of Islamization mainly at the hands of a reformist group called the Tablighi Jamaat, the centuries-old tradition of the dependent […]

05
Apr

Hirashasan: Ruling diamonds in the realm of Gonds – Adda Seminar

ADDA Seminar Date: 22 May 2018 Time: 12-1pm Venue: SDSC Reading Room, Room 3.27, Hedley Bull, Building 130, ANU Abstract: District administration of Panna in Madhya Pradesh state in India use the term Hirashasan for the rules that govern the mining and trade of diamonds. Extracting diamonds from the ground in Panna encompasses diverse extractive […]

05
Apr

Sacred Sites and Stories

ADDA Seminar Date: 17 April 2018 Time: 12-1pm Venue: Institutes Boardroom, 1.12 H C Coombs Extension Abstract: This project looks at the relationship between sacred sites and stories. It is based on field work done in India and Mauritius and on textual sources. The focus is on the relationship between sacred site stories and rituals […]

21
Mar

The Visnupurana: An ancient Indian history of everything and guide to life

ADDA Seminar Date: 27 March 2018 Time: 12-1pm Venue: Institutes Boardroom, 1.12 H C Coombs Extension Abstract: The Visnupurana, a Sanskrit text of about 7000 verses, reached its final form in about the 5th century of the current era. It is one of the earliest attempts to create a history or the world, and is […]

19
Mar

Blasphemy in Pakistan: A spectacle of Piety

PhD Pre-Submission Seminar  Date: 23rd March, 2018  Time: 3pm Venue: Milgate Room, A.D. Hope Building, ANU  Blasphemy allegations in Pakistan in recent years have led to a student getting lynched on a university campus, neighborhoods getting burnt down by angry mobs, and a governor getting killed by his own security guard, among other similar incidents. Pakistan inherited […]

07
Mar

Why the triple talaq must stop: Interrogating a slice of contemporary history in India

Presenter: Professor Syed Tanveer Nasreen, University of Burdwan Event date: 4–5.30pm 26 April 2018 Venue: Barton Theatre, JG Crawford Building #132, ANU TBC Unlike the Hindu community that experienced reforms in their personal laws that dictate matters relating to marriage, inheritance and other matters pertaining to the domestic sphere, the Muslim community in India continues […]

24
Feb

Seminar – Why Is the Lotus the Primordial Symbol of Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth in India?: Why the Answer is Obvious to a Midwife but Not to an Economist

SARI member, Associate Professor Chris Gregory, will be delivering a seminar at the Anthropology Series, titled: Why Is the Lotus the Primordial Symbol of Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth in India?: Why the Answer is Obvious to a Midwife but Not to an Economist Date:  28th Feb 2018 Time: 9.30 Venue: 1.13 Coombs Extension, Australian […]

30
Jan

Time for the Fruit to Fall? Deathbed Narratives in Modern Indian Literature & Morality and the Labour of Care – SARI Adda Seminar

Date: Friday, 9 February, 2018 Time: 12-1pm Venue: Institutes Boardroom, 1.12 Coombs Extension, 9 Fellows Road, Australian National University To begin our Adda seminar series of 2018 we have two superb lectures – back to back! Dr Ira Raja (University of Delhi), whose talk is titled: ‘Time for the Fruit to Fall? Deathbed Narratives in […]

25
Jan

SARI Annual Public Lecture – When Casey met Gandhi: The Governor, the Mahatma, and the Endgame of Empire

Date: Wednesday, 14 February, 2018 Time: Refreshments from 5pm, Lecture from 5.30pm Venue: Hedley Bull 2, 130 Garran Road, Acton, ACT, 2601  Registration is free and essential on Eventbrite  R. G. Casey was one of Australia’s most prominent statesmen, who returned to Australia with extensive diplomatic experience after the Second World War, serving with distinction as […]

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