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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Women Who Lead - Pages from an Indian Story: The 3rd Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture by Ambassador Nirupama Rao

Lecture | October 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room (315)


Nirupama Rao, Former Foreign Secretary of India and Former Ambassador of India to the United States

Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair in India Studies


Nirupama Rao, the former ambassador of India to the United States, delivers our 3rd Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture - a lecture series on the theme of Women and Leadership.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Talk Canceled: The Ayodhya Dispute - Sociologist, Deepak Mehta on "The Absent Mosque, State of Exception and the Jural Deity"

Lecture | October 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Canceled


Deepak Mehta, Associate Professor in Sociology, Delhi School of Economics

Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of Anthropology


A talk by sociologist and author of "Living with Violence: An Anthropology of Events and Everyday Life," Deepak Mehta.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Fiction of Fact Finding: Manoj Mitta on "Modi and Godhra"

Lecture | October 14 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in date


Manoj Mitta, Law Editor, The Times of India

Institute for South Asia Studies


Manoj Mitta, senior editor with the Times of India who writes on legal, human rights and public policy, on his latest book, "The Fiction of Fact Finding: Modi and Godhra."

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

We All Live in Bhopal

Lecture | October 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 345 Li Ka Shing Center


Jayshree Chander, MD, MPH, COEH and The Institute for South Asia Studies

Public Health, School of, Institute for South Asia Studies


This year marks the 30th year of the Union Carbide Gas Disaster in Bhopal, India. "We All Live in Bhopal" because all over the world we are all exposed to industrial pollution and at risk for accidental exposure to lethal and toxic doses of industrial chemicals.

Please join us for an update as the Disaster continues to unfold and an assessment of how corporate responsibility and government...   More >


Limited to 25 people.

RSVP by October 16 by emailing Elise Chan at elise.chan@berkeley.edu.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Invoking the Goddess - Pattini-Kannaki Devotion in Sri Lanka: Talk by Anthropologist, Malathi De Alwis

Lecture | October 20 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Malathi De Alwis, feminist scholar and activist at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Paola Bacchetta, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies

Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies


Talk by anthropologist, Malathi De Alwis on two and a half year's of collaborative research and documentation by photographer Sharni Jayawardena and herself, of the worship of the goddess, Pattini-Kannaki in Sri Lanka.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Caste and Religion in the Era of Economic Growth: Ashutosh Varshney and Pradeep Chhibber discuss their collaborative research project

Lecture | October 21 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences Director of the Brown-India Initiative, Brown University; Pradeep Chhibber, Professor of Political Science; Director, Institute of International Studies; Indo-American Community Chair in India Studies, UC Berkeley

Institute for South Asia Studies, Institute of International Studies


Political Scientists, Ashutosh Varshney of Brown University and Pradeep Chhibber of UC Berkeley will discuss their ongoing collaborative research project on the influence of caste and religion in twenty first century politics in India.

Ashutosh Varshney specializes in ethnic and religious conflict in South Asia and Pradeep Chhibber works on the politics of India, political parties and party...   More >



Shahid and the voice of Sanity: Screening of the National Film Award winning film, Shahid followed by the 4th Maharaj Kaul Memorial Lecture by the Director, Hansal Mehta

Lecture | October 21 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room (315) | Note change in date


Hansal Mehta, Film-maker

Institute for South Asia Studies


Hansal Mehta is an Indian film director and screenwriter. He is best known for Shahid for which he won the 2013 National Film Award for Best Direction

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

In God's Land: Screening with director, Pankaj Rishi Kumar present

Film - Documentary | October 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Pankaj Rishi Kumar, Filmmaker

Institute for South Asia Studies


A documentary that follows the lives of villagers in the state of Tamil Nadu as they struggle to keep their land.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Circa 1190 - The Transformation of Geopolitics through Material Culture in North India: Talk by scholar of South Asian Islamic art and architecture, Alka Patel

Lecture | October 23 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (CSAS Conf. Room)


Alka Patel, Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine

Institute for South Asia Studies


A talk by Alka Patel, a leading scholar of the Islamic art and architectural history of South Asia dating to the twelfth through eighteenth centuries.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Religion, State and Society in Pakistan - Searching for Identity in an ex-Colonial State and Elite Circulation: The 2nd Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture by Ayesha Siddiqa

Lecture | October 26 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room (315)


Ayesha Siddiqa, Independent political and defence analyst

Janaki Bakhle, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley

Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, The Pakistani Students Association at Cal


Independent political and defense analyst from Pakistan, Ayesha Siddiqa delivers our second Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture.

Thursday, October 30, 2014