News and Events

18
Jul

Event: At the Margins of the Indonesian-Malay World? Thoughts about Malay writing in Sri Lanka

ANU Malaysia Institute Event Venue Institutes Boardroom, 1.12 Coombs Extension Building (8), Fellows Road, Australian National University   Date Wednesday, 26 July, 2017 – 16:00 to 17:30   This talk marks the end of a four year, British Library-funded project to find, survey and digitize Malay writing in Sri Lanka. The Malay community of Sri […]

03
Jul

Prepare for the long haul in India’s GST roll-out

29 June 2017 Author: Rajiv Kumar, Pahle India Foundation India faces an uphill battle before it will have an efficiently operating Goods and Services Tax (GST). Besides confusion over the applicable rate for certain products among retailers, service sector companies also face the daunting prospect of having to deal with not just the Union but […]

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26
Jun

Workshop- Theorizing Religion, Craft, and Infrastructure in India: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives

Date: Wednesday 28 June Time: 10-12:30 Venue: Coombs Extension Building , Room 1.12 Abstract: How are primordial acts of making conceptualized and appropriated in the work of subsequent human makers? This workshop focuses on diverse and changing representations of the deity Vishwakarma, “Universe Maker.” A divine craftsman in Hindu and Buddhist mythology, the deity has historically […]

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26
Jun

Talk – Cloth, Commerce and Colonialism: Framing the Cultural and Commercial Interactions in the Indian Ocean World

Talk – Cloth, Commerce and Colonialism: Framing the Cultural and Commercial Interactions in the Indian Ocean World   Date: Thusday 29 June, 2017 Time: 10.30am-12.00pm Venue:  Institutes Boardroom, 1.12 Coombs Extension, Building 8, Australian National University    Abstract:  Ideas and commerce recognize no boundaries.  The movement of commerce along the seas, could and effectively did, […]

19
Jun

Talk- Mahesh Sharma, The Shifting Hindu Religious-Scape: Courts, Land-records, and Photographs

Date: Monday 3rd of July Time: 3-4:30pm Venue: Room 1.12, Institutes Boardroom, Coombs Extension Building, Building 8   In the 1750s a major peasant shrine was appropriated by the Nath-Jogis, who were supported by the Raja of Kangra and firmed up a new relationship between the state and the ascetic agency. In the 1880s, the Brahmin priests started marginalising […]

05
Jun

Giving the Reserve Bank of India more powers to tackle NPAs is not enough

1 June 2017 Author: Rajiv Kumar, Pahle IndiaRecent amendments to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Act have drawn plausible fears that the RBI will micro-manage commercial banks, especially public sector banks (PSBs). The RBI possesses neither the expertise for appraising the potential and prospects of non-performing projects across sectors, nor the capacity to evaluate […]

01
Jun

Event – Addressing crony capitalism in India: the Modi Government’s efforts

CRAWFORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY | ARNDT-CORDEN DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS | AUSTRALIA SOUTH ASIA RESEARCH CENTRE   ASARC Seminar   Speaker – Dr Sambit Patra, National spokesperson for the Bharatiya Janata Party, the ruling party of India.   Venue: Hedley Bull Theatre 1, Hedley Bull Centre 130, Corner of Garran Road and Liversidge Street, ANU […]

29
May

The India–Australia FTA’s impossible road ahead

27 May 2017 Author: Henry Sherrell, ANUThe India–Australia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement — or Free Trade Agreement in Australian parlance — took a tremendous blow on 19 April 2017. Just a week earlier, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was winning plaudits in India. A successful multi-day visit dipped into complex economic and security questions, along […]

22
May

ASAA 2018 Conference

The biennial Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) conference is the largest gathering of experts working on Asia in the southern hemisphere. ASAA 2018 Conference The ASAA will hold its 22nd biennial conference from 3–5 July 2018 at the University of Sydney. It will be co-organised by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, the China Studies Centre […]

22
May

The Modi effect steamrolls New Delhi’s municipal elections

19 May 2017 Author: Peter Mayer, University of Adelaide There is no painless way for an incumbent political party to lose an election, especially if it appears that its former supporters have abandoned it. So it is no surprise that the comprehensive defeat of the Aam Aadmii Party (AAP) in the municipal elections held in […]

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