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1 Theft of Time: Notes on Spolia and the Writing of Indian History Sudipta Sen (University of California, Davis) speaks at the Oxford South Asian Intellectual History Seminar on 26 April 2021. Sudipta Sen 23 Jun 2021
2 A Historian among the Goddesses of Modern India Sumathi Ramaswamy (Duke University) speaks at the Oxford South Asian Intellectual History Seminar on 31 May 2021. Sumathi Ramaswamy 17 Jun 2021
3 "वासाड गावाचा धनगर राजा": Ecological Refugees in Ancestral Grass-scape (Historical life space and changing socio-economic dynamics) Saili Palande-Datar gives the fourth and final presentation on the second day of the Maharashtra Studies Conference. Saili Palande-Datar 28 Apr 2021
4 Mobilizing transregional indigenous identities on cross-sectional borders Bina Sengar gives the third presentation on the second day of the Maharashtra Studies Conference. Bina Sengar 28 Apr 2021
5 Persian Cosmopolis and World Literature in Precolonial Marathi Literary Historiography Sachin Ketkar gives the second presentation on the second day of the Maharashtra Studies Conference. Sachin Ketkar 28 Apr 2021
6 Circuits of interchange and influence: The 1979 Rucha issue on Urdu and Marathi modernist poetry Anjali Nerlekar gives the first talk on the second day of the Maharashtra Studies Conference. Anjali Nerlekar 28 Apr 2021
7 Education, Nationalism and the Native Body: the Pradnya Pathshala Project Rahul Sarwate gives the fourth presentation on the first day of the Maharashtra Studies Conference. Rahul Sarwate 28 Apr 2021
8 सत्ता तुझी राणीबाई: Royals in Marathi Writings Shraddha Kumbhojkar gives the third presentation for the first day of the Maharashtra Studies Conference. Shraddha Kumbhojkar 28 Apr 2021
9 Like Milk and Sugar Dominic Vendell gives the second presentation for the first day of the Maharashtra Studies Conference. Dominic Vendell 28 Apr 2021
10 Chand Bibi between Persianate cosmopolitanism and regional particularism Roy Fischel gives the first presentation for the first day of the Maharashtra Studies Conference. Roy Fischel 01 Apr 2021
11 Kashmir and the State of Exception Habeel Iqbal gives a talk as part of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) Seminar Series. Habeel Iqbal 18 Mar 2021
12 Book at Lunchtime: Royals and Rebels: The Rise and Fall of the Sikh Empire TORCH Book at Lunchtime webinar on Royals and Rebels: The Rise and Fall of the Sikh Empire, written by Dr Priya Atwal. Priya Atwal, Faisal Devji, Polly O’Hanlon, Wes Williams 28 Jan 2021
13 Dr Priya Atwal on 'Princesses Bamba and Catherine Duleep Singh at Oxford' Historian, Dr Priya Atwal, takes a look at the lives of some of the University of Oxford's first Indian students. Priya Atwal 30 Nov 2020
14 Creative Commons Jeko Khere So Khaye (He who tills has the right to eat); 'development' and the politics of agrarian reform in late 1940s and early 1950s in Sindh Sarah Ansari (Royal Holloway) gives a talk for the Asian Studies Centre seminar series. Sarah Ansari 26 Nov 2020
15 Rajput loyalties in the Mughal age Cynthia Talbot (Texas at Austin) gives a talk for the Asian Studies Centre seminar series on Mughal India and the Rajput. Cynthia Talbot 12 Nov 2020
16 Global histories of hierarachy? Reflections from India on Caste, race and the Black Lives Matter movement Nayanika Mathur (Oxford) and Rosalind O'Hanlon (Oxford) give a talk for the Modern South Asian Studies seminars on the Black Lives Matter movement. Nayanika Mathur, Rosalind O'Hanlon 11 Nov 2020
17 Domestic audience costs and foreign policy making in India: recent shifts in the BJP's strategy Unlike ever before in India’s history, domestic political calculations and audience costs dictate the shaping of the country’s foreign and security policy. Happymon Jacob 05 Nov 2020
18 Pandemic as event: thinking modern Indian society through a crisis Conjunctures and crises reveal the fault lines of a society. Covid 19 and the resultant lockdown in India have brought back memories of the devastation wrought by the flu epidemic of 1918 and the political crackdown by the colonial government. Dilip Menon 05 Nov 2020
19 Performance and Power in Delhi The passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in December 2019 has ushered in a new form of politics in India. Akash Bhattacharya, Harsh Mander, Abhik Chimni, Neha Dixit 02 Oct 2020
20 The Kafala System Hajar Meddah, Felix Walker and Piotr Schulkes discuss the Middle East’s controversial Kafala system, that allows employers to exploit workers and undermine their rights without breaking the law. Hajar Meddah, Felix Walker, Piotr Schulkes 28 Sep 2020
21 Creative Commons Tagore: The Distinctiveness of the Global - Prof PK Datta Prof PK Datta from Jawaharlal Nehru University speaks on Rabindranath Tagore. PK Datta 21 May 2020
22 Life and thought of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit: Prof Manu Bhagavan Professor Manu Bhagavan, of Hunter College and CUNY, speaks on the life and work of Indian diplomat and politician Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit. Manu Bhagavan 21 Apr 2020
23 Jawaharlal Nehru on International Relations: Prof Judith Brown Professor Judith Brown discusses the international thought of India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Judith Brown 21 Apr 2020
24 Creative Commons The First World War, India and Empire Professor Santanu Das discusses the complexity of commemoration, the messiness of history and the role of scholarly emotion with Kate McLoughlin. Kate McLoughlin, Santanu Das 27 Mar 2020
25 Ethics at the Edge of Madness Ethics at the Edge of Madness - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Anand Vivek Taneja 20 Jan 2020
26 The Opioid Epidemic in India The Opioid Epidemic in India - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Bhrigupati Singh 20 Jan 2020
27 Psychoanalysis of the Oppressed, A Practice of Freedom Psychoanalysis of the Oppressed, A Practice of Freedom - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Ankhi Mukherjee 20 Jan 2020
28 Issues in Public Health in India Issues in Public Health in India - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Keshav Desiraju 20 Jan 2020
29 The Indian Oedipus The Indian Oedipus - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Shruti Kapila 20 Jan 2020
30 Welcome Welcome - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Roger Goodman, Baroness Royall of Blaisdon 20 Jan 2020
31 Mental health and stress the multi-disciplinary teams approach Mental health and stress the multi-disciplinary teams approachl - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Georgia Watson 20 Jan 2020
32 Community-based interventions for common mental disorders in low and middle-income countries Community-based interventions for common mental disorders in low and middle-income countries - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Soumitra Pathare 20 Jan 2020
33 Public Health England’s Global Mental Health initiative Public Health England’s Global Mental Health initiative - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Anees Pari 20 Jan 2020
34 Non-specialist health worker interventions for mental health care in low- and middle- income countries Non-specialist health worker interventions for mental health care in low- and middle- income countries - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Prathap Tharyan 20 Jan 2020
35 Opening address Opening address - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Premila Webster 20 Jan 2020
36 Responsive mental health systems to address the poverty, homelessness and mental illness nexus Responsive mental health systems to address the poverty, homelessness and mental illness nexus - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Lakshmi Narasimhan 20 Jan 2020
37 Innovative provision of primary mental health care in rural India Innovative provision of primary mental health care in rural Indial - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Pallab Maulik 20 Jan 2020
38 Ecology and Mental Health in India Ecology and Mental Health in India - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Maan Barua, Sushrut Jadhav 20 Jan 2020
39 Identifying perinatal depression in resource-constrained settings Identifying perinatal depression in resource-constrained settings - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Gracia Fellmeth 20 Jan 2020
40 The Mental Health Act in India - what next? The Mental Health Act in India - what next? - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Keshav Desiraju 20 Jan 2020
41 Working outside the traditional clinical model Working outside the traditional clinical model - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Anna Tharyan 20 Jan 2020
42 Book at Lunchtime: India, Empire and First World War Culture TORCH Book at Lunchtime event on India, Empire and First World War Culture by Professor Santanu Das. Held on 20th November 2019. Santanu Das, Yasmin Khan, Laura Marcus, Jay Winter 20 Nov 2019
43 Supriya Chaudhuri, Significant Lives: biography, autobiography, gender, and women's history in South Asia Chaired by Elleke Boehmer. Supriya Chaudhuri 18 Nov 2019
44 Histories of Emergence Ravinder Kaur (Associate Professor of Modern South Asian Studies, Copenhagen) gives a lecture on history and public policy. Ravinder Kaur 29 Sep 2019
45 Water and the Economic History of India Tirthankar Roy (Professor in Economic History, Department of Economic History, LSE) gives a lecture on ‘Water and the Economic History of India’. Tirthankar Roy 28 Sep 2019
46 Protecting newsrooms from political pressures Bobby Ghosh, editorial board member at Bloomberg Opinion, explains how traditional revenue models in India make it challenging to resist external pressures on reporting – but there is a still way through it. Bobby Ghosh 17 Jun 2019
47 The Social Life of Modernism: Conversation, Literary Community, and Espionage in 1930s Calcutta This talk from TORCH Global South Visiting Professor Supriya Chaudhuri will be illustrated with images from the Parichay archives and related documents and correspondence. Supriya Chaudhuri 09 Apr 2019
48 The Young and the Restless: Youth and Politics in India Book reading and Discussion with Gurmehar Kaur Gurmehar Kaur, Ria Kapoor 01 Mar 2019
49 India's Social Media Elections Dr Vidya Narayanan of the Oxford Internet Institute on how India's 2019 general elections will be affected by the influence of social media Vidya Narayanan 18 Feb 2019
50 Social life of a license: caste and everyday struggles for work legitimacies in India This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was given by Bhawani Buswala, University of Oxford, on 30 November 2018. Bhawani Buswala 31 Jan 2019
51 Creative Commons Freedom Behind Bars: Indira Gandhi's Emergency Public lecture by Professor Gyan Prakash (Princeton University) from 31 October 2018 Gyan Prakash 03 Dec 2018
52 Marconi lecture 2018: Imperial Wave: how empire shaped the network of wireless in South Asia at the turn of the twentieth century Dr Medha Saxena (Delhi, and Byrne Bussey Marconi Fellow), gives the 2018 annual Marconi lecture. Medha Saxena 03 Dec 2018
53 Shashi Tharoor on Confronting the Colonial Present of the British Raj In conversation with Kira Huju from the Oxford Working Group on Colonialism, Indian Member of Parliament Dr Shashi Tharoor discusses the need to confront the living legacies of the British Raj in UK society and universities. Shashi Tharoor, Kira Huju 14 Nov 2018
54 Creative Commons Rights and justice: reproductive politics and legal activism in India This Anthropology departmental Seminar was delivered by Professor Maya Unnithan (University of Sussex) on 26 January 2018 Maya Unnithan 31 Jul 2018
55 A petition to kill: efficacious appeals against big cats in India Nayanika Mathur (Oxford) delivered this Anthropology Departmental Seminar on 5 May 2018 Nayanika Mathur 31 Jul 2018
56 Cultural Citizenship in India: Politics, Power and Media Cultural Citizenship in India argues that citizenship is an ongoing and evolving discursive project. Further, it studies the role of culture and different media in the process of citizen-making by taking postcolonial India as its case study. Lion König, Polly O'hanlon, Sundas Ali, Peter Frankopan 13 Jul 2018
57 Navayana Buddhism and Nationalism: Reading Dr B R Ambedkar Thahir Jamal Kiliyamannil and Manasi Mohanan Sushama speak at the 'Interrogating Buddhism and Nationalism' workshop 28 January 2018. Thahir Jamal Kiliyamannil, Manasi Mohanan Sushama 11 Jul 2018
58 Creative Commons Partha Mitter in conversation with Mallica Kumbera Landrus Partha Mitter and Mallica Kumbera Landrus speak at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Partha Mitter, Mallica Kumbera Landrus 10 Jul 2018
59 Creative Commons Artifact and Memory Sudarshan Shetty and Vyjayanthi Rao speak at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Sudarshan Shetty, Vyjayanthi Rao 10 Jul 2018
60 Creative Commons Saleem Arif Quadri in conversation with Sarah Wilson Saleem Arif Quadri and Sarah Wilson speak at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Saleem Arif Quadri, Sarah Wilson 10 Jul 2018
61 Creative Commons Amar Kanwar in conversation with Rattanamol Johal Amar Kanwar and Rattanamol Johal speak at theArt of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Amar Kanwar, Rattanamol Johal 10 Jul 2018
62 Creative Commons Shahzia Sikander in conversation with Faisal Devji Shahzia Sikander and Faisal Devji speak at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Shahzia Sikander, Faisal Devji 10 Jul 2018
63 Creative Commons Subodh Gupta, Steel and the Subject of India Shruti Kapila speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Shruti Kapila 10 Jul 2018
64 Creative Commons “Dressed to Impress”: Indian art in the western gaze Sona Datta speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Sona Datta 10 Jul 2018
65 Creative Commons Shahid Sajjad, Zainul Abedin and a Turn to Nature in Pakistan 1965-71 Mariah Lookman speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Mariah Lookman 10 Jul 2018
66 Creative Commons An Indian Darkness: Notes on a Diffident Modernity Srirupa Roy speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Srirupa Roy 10 Jul 2018
67 Creative Commons Art of Independence, Day 2: Introductory comments Abhay Sardesai's introductory remarks at the second day of the Artof Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Abhay Sardesai 10 Jul 2018
68 Creative Commons Art of Independence, Day 2:Welcome by Director of the Courtauld Institute Deborah Swallow opens the second day of the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Deborah Swallow 10 Jul 2018
69 Creative Commons The Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Lecture: Event and Code: The Future of the Image, and of Nations Chris Pinney gives the Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Lecture at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Chris Pinney 10 Jul 2018
70 Creative Commons Mother Dearest: The Body of the Indian Nation Zehra Jumabhoy speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Zehra Jumabhoy 10 Jul 2018
71 Creative Commons Gandhian Modernism? Nandalal Bose and the painting of politics Gautham Shiralagi speaks at the Art of IndependenceConference on 12 October 2018. Gautham Shiralagi 10 Jul 2018
72 Creative Commons Bapu’s Miracle, the Quaid’s Boon and a Freedom to Remake Salma Siddique speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Salma Siddique 10 Jul 2018
73 Creative Commons Mother India: Nargis and female stardom from 1947 to 1957 Rachel Dwyer speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Rachel Dwyer 10 Jul 2018
74 Creative Commons Who Counts and How? Independence and the Aesthetics of Caste Kajri Jain speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Kajri Jain 10 Jul 2018
75 Creative Commons On Lines of Control Hammad Nasar speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Hammad Nasar 10 Jul 2018
76 Creative Commons Partition/Independence? Working with Contested South Asian Political Histories in Manchester's Museums and Galleries Nick Merriman speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Nick Merriman 10 Jul 2018
77 Creative Commons Amritsar’s Partition Museum Meghnad Desai speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Meghnad Desai 10 Jul 2018
78 Creative Commons Art of Independence, Day 1: Introduction to the day and the theme of Conference Faisal Devji's introductory remarks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Faisal Devji 10 Jul 2018
79 Creative Commons Art of Independence, Day 1: Welcome by Director of the Ashmolean Museum Alexander Sturgis opens the Art ofIndependence Conference on 12 October 2018. Alexander Sturgis 10 Jul 2018
80 Creative Commons Harem Histories and Princely Politics: Tipu Sultan, the Family and East India Company Rule Margot Finn speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 24 April 2018. Margot Finn 21 Jun 2018
81 Creative Commons Economic Mobility, Islamic Piety and Caste: Ashrafization in Pakistani Punjab Muhammad Ali Jan speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 1 May 2018. Muhammad Ali Jan 21 Jun 2018
82 Creative Commons Why I Am a Hindu Shashi Tharoor speaks at St Antony's College on 6 June 2018 Shashi Tharoor 20 Jun 2018
83 Creative Commons Opposition Politics in India Salman Khurshid speaks at St Antony's College on 28 February 2018 Salman Khurshid, Shruti Kapila 06 Apr 2018
84 Creative Commons The Sweatshop Regime: Garments, Exploitation, and labouring Bodies made in India Alessandra Mezzadri speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 7 November 2017 Alessandra Mezzadri 28 Mar 2018
85 Creative Commons The Untouchable Citizen Jason Keith Fernandes speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 6 June 2017 Jason Keith Fernandes 28 Mar 2018
86 Creative Commons India Conquered and Unconquered: The Chaos of Empire and the End of British power in India Jon Wilson speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 16 May 2017 Jon Wilson 27 Mar 2018
87 Creative Commons Jamal al-din al-Afghani and Syed Ahmad Khan: Reform, Rivalry, and Heresy in late 19th century India Teena Purohit speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 30 May 2017 Teena Purohit 27 Mar 2018
88 Creative Commons Populism as a Global Form: A Roundtable Conversation Akeel Bilgrami (Columbia), Shruti Kapila (Cambridge) and Saeed Naqvi (Foreign Correspondent and Author) speak in Oxford on 2 June 2017 Akeel Bilgrami, Shruti Kapila, Saeed Naqvi 27 Mar 2018
89 Creative Commons Nihilism in the 21st Century: A Conversation with Pankaj Mishra, Shruti Kapila and David Priestland Pankaj Mishra, Shruti Kapila and David Priestland speak at St Antony's College on 3 May 2017 Pankaj Mishra, Shruti Kapila, David Priestland 27 Mar 2018
90 Creative Commons An Eminent Victorian: Gandhi and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy in the 19th Century Dilip M. Menon speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 25 April 2017 Dilip M. Menon 27 Mar 2018
91 Creative Commons The Unmaking of an Imperial Army: The Indian Army in World War II Tarak Barkawi speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 7 March 2017 Tarak Barkawi 27 Mar 2018
92 Creative Commons An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India Shashi Tharoor speaks at St Antony's College on 1 March 2017 Shashi Tharoor 27 Mar 2018
93 Creative Commons The Political Economy of Business-State Deals in Indian States Kunal Sen speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 28 November 2017 Kunal Sen 13 Mar 2018
94 Creative Commons My Enemy's Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal Avinash Paliwal speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 20 February 2018. Avinash Paliwal 13 Mar 2018
95 Creative Commons Farmers Matter in New India but not the Same Way: Political Settlement, Discontinuous Agrarian Policy and Class-Formations Sejuti Das Gupta speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 6 March 2018. Sejuti Das Gupta 13 Mar 2018
96 Creative Commons Civil Resistance: The Originality of Gandhi Romila Thapar, Faisal Devji, Gautham Shiralagi and Adam Roberts speak at St Antony's College on 16 October 2017 Romila Thapar, Faisal Devji, Gautham Shiralagi, Adam Roberts 13 Mar 2018
97 Creative Commons Money, Enticements, Modernity: Indian Elite Women between Anxiety and Privilege Parul Bhandari speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 27 February 2018 Parul Bhandari 13 Mar 2018
98 Creative Commons Ambivalence, Ambiguity and Alienation: Making Sense of 'Tension' in North India Raphael Susewind speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 13 February 2018 Raphael Susewind 19 Feb 2018
99 Creative Commons Hindu Militarism, P.D. Tandon and the Politics of Scale in 1940s Uttar Pradesh William Gould speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 21 February 2017 William Gould 16 Feb 2018
100 Creative Commons Subaltern Counter-Publics: Dalits and Missionary Christianity in Kerala Sanal Mohan speaks at the South Asia Seminar Sanal Mohan 16 Feb 2018