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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 […]

17
May

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 […]

12
May

Event: India – A resurgent maritime nation, harnessing the blue economy – 25 May 2017

CRAWFORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY | ARNDT-CORDEN DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS | AUSTRALIA SOUTH ASIA RESEARCH CENTRE Date: 25 May 2017 Time: 4.30PM–5.30PM Venue: Innovations Theatre, Anthony Low Building 124, Eggleston Road, ANU The Indian Ocean has recently emerged as the world’s focus in the maritime domain and is a global economic highway. India sits astride […]

08
May

Will Trump make South Asia great again?

4 May 2017 Author: Abdul Basit, RSISUnites States National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster embarked on his maiden visit to South Asia on 16 April 2017. McMaster’s trip to the region is part of the on-going consultation process ahead of finalising the Trump administration’s South Asia policy. This comes just after Washington snubbed Russia’s invitation […]

01
May

Hasina defrosting India–Bangladesh ties

27 April 2017 Author: Sumit Kumar, Pondicherry University Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s state visit to India from 7 to 10 April signalled a remarkable movement in the relationship between the two countries. Nearly seven years after Hasina’s last trip to India, the visit was of such importance that protocol was set aside and Indian […]

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