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“Ideas of India” – Seminar by Dipesh Chakrabarty

Date: 15 August 2017 Time: 12:30-2:30 Venue: 1.12 Regional Institutes Boardroom, Coombs Extension Speaker – Dipesh Chakrabarty “Ideas of India” In 1997, fifty years after India and Pakistan were declared independent and sovereign nation-states, Sunil Khilnani wrote his book ‘The Idea of India’ in which he declared “Of the many possible ideas of India, The Idea […]


Workshop- Self-Reflective Yoga: Practice-based Learning

Date: Tuesday 8 August, 2017 Time: 12:30-1:45pm Venue: Sir Roland Wilson Building Conference Room 1.02  Taught by Alan Goode, Director of Yoga Mandir, this free workshop is the third of three workshops that will introduce you to key ideas about yoga and show you how to understand your experiences beyond your physical body. Alan Goode […]


Workshop: Time, Technologies and the Anthropocene: Asian and Oceanic Perspectives

September 11‐12, 2017 There have been many arguments about whether human notions of time are universal or whether they are conceptualised and experienced differently in different linguistic and cultural contexts. Beyond ancient debates about time as linear, circular or spiral in conception, there has been discussion engaging anthropologists, archaeologists, linguists, historians, literature and cultural studies […]

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Public Lecture- The Human and the Geological: On Anthropocene Time

Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago Dean’s Distinguished Visitor, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific   Thursday 24 August 5:30pm – 7.30pm Sir Rolad Wilson Building Theatrette 2.02 Sir Roland Wilson Building #120 McCoy Circuit, ANU RSVP by 21 August 2017 Registration is free and essential via Eventbrite.  […]

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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 […]


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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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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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, […]


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 […]


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 […]

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