Adda: South Asian Seminar Series 2017

Adda is SARI’s new space of conversation and debate on South Asian studies at the ANU. For this lunchtime series, bring a bite to eat and listen to exciting new works in progress by colleagues at the ANU and visitors to Canberra. Speakers will present their ideas for 30min to 1 hour, followed by lively discussion. […]


“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 […]


Event – Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nation: The Relentless Invention of Modern India

Adda: South Asian Seminar Series and La Trobe University presents Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nation: The Relentless Invention of Modern India Date: Thursday, 14 September, 2017 Time: 12:00-1:30pm Speaker: Adam Roberts Venue: Institutes Boardroom, 1.12 Coombs Extension, Building 8 Registration is free and essential on Eventbrite.  Abstract: Today, India stands on the threshold of global dominance. And […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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