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10
May
2018

Seminar – The songs of belonging: genealogy, community, livelihood and resistance

Seminar Date: Thursday 24 May 2018 Time: 4.30-6pm Speaker: Mukesh Kumar, University of Technology Sydney Venue: Basham Room, Baldessin Precinct Building (110), Ellery Crescent, ANU Abstract: When the Meo peasant community in north India underwent the process of Islamization mainly at the hands of a reformist group called the Tablighi Jamaat, the centuries-old tradition of the dependent […]

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05
Apr
2018

Hirashasan: Ruling diamonds in the realm of Gonds – Adda Seminar

ADDA Seminar Date: 22 May 2018 Time: 12-1pm Venue: SDSC Reading Room, Room 3.27, Hedley Bull, Building 130, ANU Abstract: District administration of Panna in Madhya Pradesh state in India use the term Hirashasan for the rules that govern the mining and trade of diamonds. Extracting diamonds from the ground in Panna encompasses diverse extractive […]

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05
Apr
2018

Sacred Sites and Stories

ADDA Seminar Date: 17 April 2018 Time: 12-1pm Venue: Institutes Boardroom, 1.12 H C Coombs Extension Abstract: This project looks at the relationship between sacred sites and stories. It is based on field work done in India and Mauritius and on textual sources. The focus is on the relationship between sacred site stories and rituals […]

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21
Mar
2018

The Visnupurana: An ancient Indian history of everything and guide to life

ADDA Seminar Date: 27 March 2018 Time: 12-1pm Venue: Institutes Boardroom, 1.12 H C Coombs Extension Abstract: The Visnupurana, a Sanskrit text of about 7000 verses, reached its final form in about the 5th century of the current era. It is one of the earliest attempts to create a history or the world, and is […]

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19
Mar
2018

Blasphemy in Pakistan: A spectacle of Piety

PhD Pre-Submission Seminar Date: 23rd March, 2018 Time: 3pm Venue: Milgate Room, A.D. Hope Building, ANU Blasphemy allegations in Pakistan in recent years have led to a student getting lynched on a university campus, neighborhoods getting burnt down by angry mobs, and a governor getting killed by his own security guard, among other similar incidents. Pakistan inherited […]

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07
Mar
2018

Why the triple talaq must stop: Interrogating a slice of contemporary history in India

Presenter: Professor Syed Tanveer Nasreen, University of Burdwan Event date: 4–5.30pm 26 April 2018 Venue: Barton Theatre, JG Crawford Building #132, ANU TBC Unlike the Hindu community that experienced reforms in their personal laws that dictate matters relating to marriage, inheritance and other matters pertaining to the domestic sphere, the Muslim community in India continues […]

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24
Feb
2018

Seminar – Why Is the Lotus the Primordial Symbol of Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth in India?: Why the Answer is Obvious to a Midwife but Not to an Economist

SARI member, Associate Professor Chris Gregory, will be delivering a seminar at the Anthropology Series, titled: Why Is the Lotus the Primordial Symbol of Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth in India?: Why the Answer is Obvious to a Midwife but Not to an Economist Date:  28th Feb 2018 Time: 9.30 Venue: 1.13 Coombs Extension, Australian […]

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30
Jan
2018

Time for the Fruit to Fall? Deathbed Narratives in Modern Indian Literature & Morality and the Labour of Care – SARI Adda Seminar

Date: Friday, 9 February, 2018 Time: 12-1pm Venue: Institutes Boardroom, 1.12 Coombs Extension, 9 Fellows Road, Australian National University To begin our Adda seminar series of 2018 we have two superb lectures – back to back! Dr Ira Raja (University of Delhi), whose talk is titled: ‘Time for the Fruit to Fall? Deathbed Narratives in […]

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15
Dec
2017

Documentary – Women at the Water’s Edge. Lives of women in a climate changed world

The film is based on Professor Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt’s ongoing research on the effects of climate change on women living in the villages of Sundarbans, focusing on how they are facing up to the challenges thrown by the rising sea levels, higher tidal surges that breach through the embankments that protect villages and farmlands, more frequent and […]

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10
Nov
2017

Legacies of Partition, South Asia at Seventy: Reflections, Political and Personal

2017 Anthony Low Commonwealth Lecture Date: 29 November  Time: 5.30-7pm Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Hedley Bull Centre, 130 Garran Road Speaker: Robin Jeffrey Registration is free and essential via Eventbrite.  Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have experienced immense improvements and remarkable changes in the seventy years since independence. Average life expectancy in 1947 was barely […]

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