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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Cultural Re-imaginations - Experiments in Creative Placemaking: A talk by Indrani Baruah

Lecture | November 4 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Indrani Baruah, Interdisciplinary Visual Artist

Institute for South Asia Studies


A talk by Indrani Baruah on her interdisciplinary socially engaged public art project based in Northeast India.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

3rd i's 12th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 6 – 9, 2014 every day |  Roxie Theater/Castro Theatre


 , San Francisco, CA

Institute for South Asia Studies


Institute for South Asia Studies cosponsors 3rd i's 12th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 6 – 9, 2014)



Friday, November 7, 2014

3rd i's 12th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 6 – 9, 2014 every day |  Roxie Theater/Castro Theatre


 , San Francisco, CA

Institute for South Asia Studies


Institute for South Asia Studies cosponsors 3rd i's 12th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 6 – 9, 2014)



CANCELED: Indal Haran (The Abduction of Indal): A Nautanki performance by Devendra Sharma's Swang and Nautanki Mandali

Performing Arts - Theater | November 7 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall | Canceled


Devendra Sharma, Associate Professor of Communication, California State University, Fresno

Institute for South Asia Studies


Directed by Dr. Devendra Sharma under the guidance of Guru Pandit Ramdayal Sharma

Saturday, November 8, 2014

3rd i's 12th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 6 – 9, 2014 every day |  Roxie Theater/Castro Theatre


 , San Francisco, CA

Institute for South Asia Studies


Institute for South Asia Studies cosponsors 3rd i's 12th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 6 – 9, 2014)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

3rd i's 12th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 6 – 9, 2014 every day |  Roxie Theater/Castro Theatre


 , San Francisco, CA

Institute for South Asia Studies


Institute for South Asia Studies cosponsors 3rd i's 12th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 6 – 9, 2014)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Story Hour in the Library featuring Vikram Chandra

Reading - Literary | November 13 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Libary


Vikram Chandra

Library, Institute for South Asia Studies


Vikram Chandra is the author of 2014’s Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty, as well as Sacred Games, Love and Longing in Bombay, and Red Earth and Pouring Rain. His honors include the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia), the Crossword Prize, and the Salon Book Award. He teaches creative writing at the UC Berkeley.

Book sale and signing following...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Free and open to the public

Monday, November 17, 2014

Narendra Modi and the Sangh parivar: Lessons from his Gujarat years

Colloquium | November 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Christophe Jaffrelot, Senior Research Fellow at CERI at Sciences Po (Paris), Professor of Indian Politics and Sociology at the King's India Institute (London) and Global Scholar at Princeton University

Center for Right-Wing Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dirty Pictures and Item Girls: Emerging Forms of Female Sexuality in Contemporary Hindi Cinema

Lecture | November 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)


Ajay Gehlawat, Associate Professor of Theatre and Film, Sonoma State University

Institute for South Asia Studies


Talk by Ajay Gehlawat

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Menstrual Man

Film - Documentary | November 20 | 7-9 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building


Institute for South Asia Studies, Asha for Education, Berkeley


Join us in observing the life of a man who ventured to go where few men dare to go. Literally. Menstrual Man is an award-winning documentary about an Indian social entrepreneur whose inventions have allowed rural Indian women to produce low-cost sanitary pads for their communities. The film was nominated for Best Documentary at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and was voted a Top Ten Audience...   More >

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Gandhi and the Political Enlightenment

Special Event | November 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Asian Art Museum, Samsung Hall


200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA

Akeel Bilgrami, Sidney Morgenbesser Chair of Philosophy, Columbia University; Nicholas B. Dirks, Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley

Institute for South Asia Studies (PUBLICITY COSPONSOR), Society for Art & Cultural Heritage of India (SACHI), Asian Art Museum, San Francisco


SACHI, Society for Art & Cultural Heritage of India and Asian Art Museum, San Francisco are pleased to invite you to a Special Event:

Gandhi and the Political Enlightenment

with Prof. Akeel Bilgrami, distinguished scholar and Sidney Morgenbesser Chair, Dept. of Philosophy Columbia University

Followed by a...   More >

Monday, November 24, 2014

Urdu Cinema During the 1950s

Lecture | November 24 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Iftikhar Dadi, Associate Professor, Department of History of Art, Cornell University

Institute for South Asia Studies, Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, Berkeley Urdu Initiative


A talk by Iftikhar Dadi, Associate Professor of South Asian Art at the Department of History of Art, Cornell University