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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Apartheid Remains: Ruins of Segregation, Remnants of Struggle

Colloquium | April 2 | 3:40-5 p.m. | Graduate Theological Union, Tuscon Common Room | Note change in location


2451 Ridge Rd., Berkeley, CA 94709-1211

Sharad Chari, Associate Professor, University of the Witwatersrand

Department of Geography, Center for South Asia Studies


Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Red Ant Dream: The life of revolutionary possibility in India

Film - Documentary | April 3 | 4-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (CSAS Conf. Room)


Sanjay Kak, Independent documentary film-maker

Center for South Asia Studies


A screening of Sanjay Kak's new documentary on the Maoist Movement, Red Ant Dream with the director present

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha, Satyajit Ray (India, 1968)

Film - Feature | April 6 | 3 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for South Asia Studies


Restored Print!
Recommended for Ages 8 & Up


(Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne). Into his much-loved screen adaptation of a fairy tale written by his grandfather, Satyajit Ray weaves elements of folklore, classical and popular music, dance, and drama. “Some people have classified it as a film for children,” writes Marie Seton, Ray’s biographer. “If so, then it is also for the grown-up in the sense...   More >


$5.50 BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Monday, April 7, 2014

Bhangra and Belonging: South Asian Music in the Diaspora

Lecture | April 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall


Falu Bakrania; Vicki Virk

Center for South Asia Studies, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program


A book talk by Falu Bakrania and discussion with Vicki Virk

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World

Lecture | April 8 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (CSAS Conf. Room)


T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science at McGill University, Montreal

Center for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative


A talk by author and Professor of international Relations at McGill University, Professor T.V. Paul

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fandry: A screening of Nagraj Manjule's award winning film

Film - Feature | April 15 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 159 Mulford Hall


Nagraj Manjule, Poet and writer/director of Fandry

Center for South Asia Studies, Association for India's Development, Berkeley



A screening of Nagraj Manjule's Fandry -- a 2013 Indian Marathi language film on a romance amidst caste-based discrimination. Director will be present

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Kumbh Mela 2013: Mapping the Ephemeral City with Diana Eck

Lecture | April 18 | 12-2 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, The Maude Fife Room


Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies and Fredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Member of the Faculty of Divinity, Harvard University

Center for South Asia Studies


Lecture by renowned scholar of religion, Diana L. Eck.



Beyond Capital: Climate Change and the Problem of Scale in Human History

Lecture | April 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall


Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago

Center for South Asia Studies, The Program in Critical Theory


About the Speaker
Dipesh Chakrabarty is the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He is also a faculty fellow of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory, an associate faculty of the Department of English, holds a visiting professorial fellowship at the Research School of Humanities at the...   More >

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Swami Vivekananda: Celebrating the man and his legacy on the 150th anniversary of his birth

Conference/Symposium | April 19 | 2-5 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium


Center for South Asia Studies, Berkeley Vedanta Society


A day-long conference celebrating Swami Vivekananda on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth.



The Middleman, Satyajit Ray (India, 1975)

Film - Feature | April 19 | 6 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for South Asia Studies


Restored Print!


(Jana Aranya). "Calcutta is love and hate with me," Satyajit Ray once commented. "I have roots here. It can be a depressing place, but it's vital." The Middleman, a black comedy, is a portrait of corruption born of chaos, and vice versa. Shot in the early days of Indira Gandhi's "emergency rule," it describes a Calcutta of rampant unemployment, declining basic services ("we...   More >


$5.50 BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Gandhi before India: A reading by author, Ramachandra Guha

Reading - Literary | April 22 | 2-4 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 (The Maude Fife Room)


Ramachandra Guha

Center for South Asia Studies


Ramachandra Guha reads from his latest book, Gandhi before India.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Consuming Gold: Reframing Gender, Property and Aesthetics in Contemporary India

Lecture | April 29 | 3-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (CSAS Conf. Room) | Note change in time


Nilika Mehrotra, Fulbright Senior Researcher and Associate Professor at the School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Center for South Asia Studies


A talk by Nilika Mehrotra, Fulbright Senior Researcher and Associate Professor at the School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Talking with the Pakistani Taliban: A lecture by CSAS Visiting Scholar for 2014, Dr. Mona Kanwal Sheikh

Lecture | April 30 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (CSAS Conf. Room)


Mona Kanwal Sheikh, Research Specialist: International security, Danish Institute of International Studies

Center for South Asia Studies, Berkeley Pakistan Initiative


A talk by Mona Kanwal Sheikh, visiting scholar at the Orfalea Center for Global and International studies at UC Santa Barbara and the Center for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley.visiting scholar at the Orfalea Center for Global and International studies at UC Santa Barbara and the Center for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley.