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Special Announcements

THIS SATURDAY!

Download our Contemplation and Meditation in South Asia poster to hear about the exciting things going on PDF document icon here this weekend (.pdf, 1.5MB)!

 

Can't make our lectures?

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Dr. Bharati Jagannathan, "Places and Stories: Pilgrimage in Tamil Srivaisnavism" Download here

Dr. Anad Yang, "Chin aur Hind: An Indian Subaltern in China, 1900-1901," Download here

Dr. Christi Merrill, "The Ethics of Non-Equivalence: Inequities in Marketing Dalit Narratives of Suffering," Download here

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South Asia Newsletter

We've published our inaugural South Asia Center newsletter, discucsing all the exciting things going on in the U.Va. South Asia community! Check it out PDF document icon here (.pdf, 5.2MB)!

South Asia in the News

Read about the fascinating trip undertaken by Architecture School students to India in order to explore the design and construction of buildings across India!

Full article can be found here

The South Asia Center Events - Spring 2013

Please see our archive of past events to see all the exciting things going on at the South Asia Center!

Past Events Fall 2012

Past Events 2011-2012

Past Events 2010-2011

Past Events 2009-2010

Past Events 2008-2009

 

January 25th, 1 PM

"Human Habitats and Ideologoies of Sustainability in Kathmandu and Mumbai"

Anne Rademacher, New York University

Brooks Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Hosted by the Department of Anthropology

Part of the Mellon Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative

 

January 25th, 3 PM

"Places and Stories: Pilgrimage in Tamil Srivaisnavism"

Bharati Jagannathan, University of Delhi

Nau 341

 

February 1st, 1 PM

"Dogs and Humans and What Silt Wants to Be: The Claims and Limits of the Non-Human in the Jamuna"

Naveeda Khan, Johns Hopkins University

Brooks Hall Commons

Hosted by the Department of Anthropology

Part of the Mellon Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative

 

February 1st, 2 PM

"From Delight to Wisdom: the Nature of Peotry and its Healing Effect "

Salman Akhtar, Thomas Jefferson University, Son of the Urdu poet Jan Nisar Akhtar

Minor Hall Lecture Hall

 

February 1st, 5 - 6 PM

"A Reading of the Author's Poetry "

Salman Akhtar, Thomas Jefferson University, Son of the Urdu poet Jan Nisar Akhtar

Hotel A Conference Room

 

February 22nd, 3 PM

"Chin aur Hind: An Indian Subaltern in China, 1900-1901"

Anand Yang, University of Washington, Director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

Nau 211

 

March 1st, 3 PM

"The Ethics of Non-Equivalence: Inequities in Marketing Dalit Narratives of Suffering "

Christi Merrill, University of Michigan, Associate Chair of the Center for South Asian Studies

Nau 341.

 

 

March 27th, 5 PM

"Beyond Charity: Poverty, Gender, and Local Islam in Contemporary India"

Danielle Widmann Abraham, James Madison University

Nau 341

 

April 6th, 9 AM - 5 PM

Contemplation and Medicine in South Asia and Beyond: A One-Day Conference

Featuring Frederick M. Smith (University of Iowa), Dagmar Wujastyk (University of Zurich), Roshi Joan Halifax (Upaya Zen Center), and many others

Campbell 153

 

April 12th, TBA

"Rising Powers and Global Governance: Reforming a Resilient Status Quo"

Miles Kahler, University of California, San Diego

TBA

Part of the lecture series in Peace-making and Keeping Operations