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Events 2011-2012

September 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 3:30 PM

"Tantric Interpretations of Ganesha," Dr. Gudrun Buhnemann

 

October 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011, 12 PM

"Mission Improbable: The Jesuit Enterprise in Tibet, 1624-1721," Dr. Michael Sweet, Dr. Lennie Zwilling, and Dr. Trent Pomplum

 

Friday, October 7, 2011, 1 PM

"Alignment, Realignment, and Paths of Syntactic Change: a Case Study from Indo-Aryan," Dr. Peter Hook

 

Thursday, October 20, 2011, 4 PM

"Corruption, Poverty, and Political Power: the Great Democratic Game," Dr. Narayan Lakshman

 

Friday, October 21, 2011 3 PM

"Working with Sanskrit and Tibetan Texts," Dragomir Dimitrov, University of Marburg

 

November 2011

November 2-3, 2011

A Literary Symposium: "The Literary City in South Asia: Location, Imagination and Discourse"

 

November 14, 2011, 6 PM - 7:30 PM

"Victorious in War, Defeated in Peace," The Honorable Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Former President of Sri Lanka, 1994-2005

 

November 17, 2011, 2 PM - 3PM

"Preparing for a Career Linked to South Asia," Ambassador Robert O. Blake, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia

 

November 19, 2011, 7 PM

"A Night of Indian Dance with Ms. Rama Vaidyanathan," Rama Vaidyanathan

 

February 2012

February 10, 3 PM. "Scholars and Spies: the Early Emergence of South Asian Studies and Reflections on its Future.” Nicholas B. Dirk.

Part of the Future of Indian Studies Lecture Series

 

March 2012

March 23, 3 PM. “Studying Contemporary India: Questions and Methods Beyond the Concerns of American Academia,” Devesh Kapur

Part of the Future of Indian Studies Lecture Series

 

April 2012

April 13 - April 15: Weekend Symposium: “Tibetan Medicine and Meditation.”

 

Saturday, April 14, 8 PM. “An Evening of Indian Music with the Gundecha Brothers.” Umakant Gundecha and Ramakant Gundehca.

 

April 16th. Day-Long Symposium: “Biographies in the Middle East and South Asia: The Porous Boundaries of a Genre.”

 

Thursday April 19, 4 PM. “India and the Future of Philology.” Sheldon Pollock.

Part of the Future of Indian Studies Lecture Series

 

Friday, April 20, 3 PM. “Tibetan Zen: Manuscripts, Communities, and Rituals.” Sam van Schaik.

 

Saturday, April 21, 9 AM. Workshop: “Working with Tibetan Texts.” Sam van Schaik.

 

Thursday, April 26, 3 PM. “The Global Future of South Asian Studies.” Mark Jurgensmeyer.

Part of the Future of Indian Studies Lecture Series