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: 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


SARI travel and workshop grants now available

SARI is delighted to provide details of the various funding opportunities available for SARI members in 2017.  Student support for travel to conferences, workshops, archives or for fieldwork – Grants of up to $800. SARI annual workshop/ conference – One Grant of up to $5,000. *Both of these are competitive Grants, with applications due by […]

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