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Monday, May 4, 2015

Nicholas Dirks' Autobiography of an Archive: A Scholar's Passage to India: Berkeley Book Chat

Lecture | May 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall


Townsend Center for the Humanities, Institute for South Asia Studies


Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks’ book recounts his early study of kingship in India, the rise of the caste system, the emergence of English imperial interest in controlling markets and India's political regimes, and the development of a crisis in sovereignty that led to an extraordinary nationalist struggle.


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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Nation at Play - Observations on the History of Sport in India: Talk by noted journalist and Political Scientist, Ronojoy Sen

Lecture | May 6 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Ronojoy Sen, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies and Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Institute for South Asia Studies


A talk by Dr. Ronojoy Sen, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies and Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.



Reception in honor of Ambassador Marcia Bernicat: The U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh

Lecture | May 6 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Ambassador Marcia S. Bernicat, US Ambassador to Bangladesh

Institute for South Asia Studies, Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies


Ambassador Bernicat, the current US Ambassador to Bangladesh will be visiting UC Berkeley on May 6, 2015. While here Ambassador Bernicat has graciously agreed to attend a "Meet and Greet" that we are organizing for her from 3 to 4 pm. We'd be delighted if you could join us in welcoming her to Berkeley.


RSVP by May 5 by calling Manali Sheth at 5106423608, or by emailing Manali Sheth at isasasst@berkeley.edu.



The Everyday Lives of Everyday People - Journalism from below in the Digital Age: A conversation with P. Sainath

Lecture | May 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 210 South Hall


P. Sainath, Journalist

Institute for South Asia Studies, Information, School of, Association for India's Development - Bay Area Chapter, Asha for Education - Stanford Chapter


The Institute for South Asia Studies and the School of Information at UC Berkeley, Asha Stanford and Association for India's Development - Bay Area Chapter invite you to conversations with the veteran reporter, P. Sainath, on his recent project, the People's Archive of Rural India (PARI).

The People's Archive of Rural India combines text, audio,...   More >

Friday, May 8, 2015

Buy Now, Pay Later: Keynote lecture by Prof. Geeta Patel at the 4th South Asia by the Bay Graduate Student Conference

Lecture | May 8 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, The Townsend Center for the Humanities (220 Stephens Hall)


Geeta Patel, Associate Professor, Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures and Program in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Virginia

Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for South Asia, Stanford University, University of California, Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz


The 4th South Asia by the Bay Graduate Student Conference held at UC Berkeley

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Nautanki - Bringing Back India's Lost Opera: A Lecture-Demonstration by Prof. Devendra Sharma

Performing Arts - Theater | May 9 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


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

Institute for South Asia Studies


A Lecture-Demonstration on Nautanki, an operatic performance tradition of northern India, by Devendra Sharma's Swang & Nautanki Mandali

Monday, May 11, 2015

Contemporary Indian Politics

Lecture | May 11 | 11-11:45 a.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Milind Deora, Former Member of the Parliament of India

Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies


Milind Deora was a Member of the 15th Lok Sobha, the lower house of Parliament in India, from the Mumbai South constituency from 2004-2014. Deora is the Former Minister of State with the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications (July 2011-May 2014) and the Former Minister of State with the Ministry of Shipping (October 2012-May...   More >


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Friday, May 15, 2015

Reclaiming Pakistan: A Talk by Pakistani Human Rights Activist Muhammad Jibran Nasir

Lecture | May 15 | 3-5 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221


Muhammad Jibran Nasir, Lawyer and independent politician featured in Foreign Policy Magazine for his work against sectarian violence and religious intolerance

Saba Mahmood, Associate Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology

Institute for South Asia Studies, Berkeley Pakistan Initiative


Mohammad Jibran Nasir is a 28 year old lawyer, civil rights activist, and blogger. He contested the 2013 general elections as an independent candidate from Karachi.

Jibran co-founded two social and relief outreach programs PehlaQadam in 2010 and Hum Qadam in 2014, which have provided food relief to over 6000 internally displaced persons and flood affected families in Pakistan. He is also the...   More >