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Friday, July 28, 2017

Counter Offence: A Play by Rahul Varma

Performing Arts - Theater | July 28 | 8-10 p.m. |  Sunnyvale Theatre


550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

Institute for South Asia Studies, BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company


In this fascinating whodunnit, Rahul Varma poses questions which are more relevant than ever given the nationwide uproar around the police and their treatment of minorities and the current climate of mistrust.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Counter Offence: A Play by Rahul Varma

Performing Arts - Theater | August 5 | 6-8 p.m. |  Sunnyvale Theatre


550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

Institute for South Asia Studies, BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company


In this fascinating whodunnit, Rahul Varma poses questions which are more relevant than ever given the nationwide uproar around the police and their treatment of minorities and the current climate of mistrust.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Counter Offence: A Play by Rahul Varma

Performing Arts - Theater | August 6 | 2-4 p.m. |  Sunnyvale Theatre


550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

Institute for South Asia Studies, BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company


In this fascinating whodunnit, Rahul Varma poses questions which are more relevant than ever given the nationwide uproar around the police and their treatment of minorities and the current climate of mistrust.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Even Red Can Be Sad

Film - Feature | September 3 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


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


An intricately mosaicked portrait of Ram Kumar at home and in the studio, Even Red Can Be Sad is so steeped in the nonagenarian artist’s writings and paintings as to seem a kind of secondhand self-portrait. Working from multiple streams of text and image, Dutta finds an apt muse for his own prismatic style in Kumar’s multidisciplinary talent.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Annual Reception

Reception: Chowdhury Center | September 6 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies


Please join us for our Annual Reception! Come meet the Center Staff and find out about our upcoming events.



Nainsukh

Film - Feature | September 6 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


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


Nainsukh (c. 1710–1778) came from a family of painters that settled in Guler in the northern hills of India. Growing up in an atmosphere of bold experimentation, Nainsukh enthusiastically took to the fluent naturalism of Mughal painting, notably setting his own artwork apart from the idealized approach to portraiture adopted by other Indian miniaturists of his time. In around 1740, he entered the...   More >

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Ejaz Hussain | Neither Transition nor Transformation: Hybridization of Civil-Military Relations in Contemporary Pakistan

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


Ejaz Hussain, Independent political and defence analyst

Munis Faruqui, Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative


Talk by Independent political and defense analyst from Pakistan, Ejaz Hussain



The Seventh Walk

Film - Feature | September 7 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


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


In The Seventh Walk, Amit Dutta returns to northern India’s Kangra Valley, the lush mountain setting featured in his Nainsukh. As in the prior film, here Dutta considers the region’s rich visual arts tradition through the oeuvre of a native artist, in this case the contemporary landscape painter Paramjit Singh. Deftly blending sound, image, and text, this subtly hypnotic film meditates upon the...   More >

Friday, September 8, 2017

Amit Dutta: Three Shorts on Indian Painting

Film - Short | September 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


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


Continuing the exploration begun in his earlier film "Nainsukh," these three shorts see Amit Dutta experimenting with radically different approaches to the master and his descendants’ work.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Unknown Craftsman

Film - Feature | September 10 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


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


Towards the end of the eighth century, an architect journeys across the lower Himalayas in search of the perfect site for constructing a temple, not merely as a place of worship but as a monumental record crystallizing the collective accomplishment of a civilization. Is he equal to the task? He faces his own fears and the forces of nature test his learning along the path. With technical...   More >

Monday, September 11, 2017

Rahul Gandhi | India At 70: Reflections On The Path Forward

Lecture | September 11 | 6:30-8 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Rahul Gandhi, Vice President, Indian National Congress

Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies


Rahul Gandhi has led the reorganization of India’s Congress Party since becoming Vice President of the party in 2013. At UC Berkeley, he will offer his reflections on contemporary India and the path forward for the world’s largest democracy. He follows in the footsteps of his great grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, who delivered a historic speech at Berkeley in 1949.


All Audiences

All Audiences

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Mallika Sarabhai | Dance to Change the World: The 6th Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture

Lecture | September 15 | 4-6 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium


Mallika Sarabhai, Activist and Indian classical dancer

Raka Ray, Professor, Department of Sociology, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, and Department of Geography, UC Berkeley

Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair in India Studies, SACHI, Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, Natya at Berkeley, Tarangini School of Kathak Dance, Asia Society Northern California, Department of Music


Mallika Sarabhai delivers our 6th Annual Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture on the theme of Women and Leadership.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Hindi Diwas (Day) 2017: A Celebration of the Hindi Language

Social Event | September 16 | 2:30-5 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)


Pranjali Sirasao, Lecturer, Hindi, Department of South and Southeast Asian Languages

Consulate General of India in San Francisco, Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies


A fun filled afternoon to celebrate the beauty of Hindi Language through poetry, music and student/community performances and poetry recitals.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Creative Arts in Bangladesh: An Evening with Anisul Hoque

Reading - Nonfiction: Chowdhury Center | September 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Anisul Hoque, Writer, poet, playwright, and columnist

Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies


An evening with writer, poet, playwright, and columnist from Bangladesh, Anisul Hoque.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Arundhathi Subramaniam | When God is a Traveller: Poetry Reading and Discussion

Lecture | September 21 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Arundhathi Subramaniam, Poet

Harsha Ram, Associate Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Department of Comparative Literature

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


A talk by award-winning poet and writer on spirituality and culture, Arundhathi Subramaniam.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Samira Sheikh | Aurangzeb: A Gujarati Badshah?

Lecture | September 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Samira Sheikh, Associate Professor of Asian Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Islamic Studies Program; Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, Vanderbilt University

Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of History, Berkeley Pakistan Initiative


Talk by Dr. Samira Sheikh, historian of South Asia at Vanderbilt University

Monday, October 2, 2017

Salil Tripathi | The Colonel Who Would Not Repent: The Bangladesh War and its Unquiet Legacy

Reading - Nonfiction: Chowdhury Center | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Salil Tripathi, Writer and Journalist

The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies


Author Salil Tripathi discusses his new book, a beautifully wrought tale of the difficult birth and conflict-ridden politics of Bangladesh.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Cinephiles, Fandoms, and Global Media Cultures: Indian Cinema from a Transcultural Perspective

Conference/Symposium | October 6 | 12-5 p.m. | 308 A Doe Library


​Usha Iyer, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Stanford University; Jayson Beaster-Jones, Associate Professor of Music in the Global Arts Studies Program, University of California, Merced; Ajay Gehlawat, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Theatre, and Film, Sonoma State University; Ivy Mills, Lecturer in the History of Art Department, University of California, Berkeley; Rachael Hyland, Ph.D. Student in South Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Lalitha Gopalan, Associate Professor of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of Texas at Austin

Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Asian Art and Visual Cultures Working Group


This roundtable addresses the transcultural nature of Indian cinema, both past and present. Following the liberalization of India’s economy in the early 1990s, histories of Indian cinema have either focused on the reception of Indian films vis-a-vis cosmopolitan constructions of South Asian diasporic subjectivities or have examined the ways in which an image of the nation has been constructed in...   More >

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Berkeley India Conference 2017

Conference/Symposium | October 7 – 8, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium


The Berkeley India Conference, Institute for South Asia Studies, Institute of International Studies, Ashoka University


A student-led conference on existing and upcoming opportunities for the youth in India


Attendance is by invitation only.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Berkeley India Conference 2017

Conference/Symposium | October 7 – 8, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium


The Berkeley India Conference, Institute for South Asia Studies, Institute of International Studies, Ashoka University


A student-led conference on existing and upcoming opportunities for the youth in India


Attendance is by invitation only.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Murzban F Shroff | From Diversity to Adversity: A Writer’s Journey into the Unknown

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


Murzban F Shroff, Author

Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English

Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of English


Murzban F. Shroff, Author of Breathless in Bombay (stories) and Waiting for Jonathan Koshy (novel) shares his experiences of writing under threat.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Who is Your Neighbor? Caste, Dignity, and Dalit Lives in Central Kerala

Colloquium | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Sharika Thiranagama, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University

Center for Ethnographic Research, Institute for South Asia Studies


Based on fieldwork with Dalit (formerly known as Untouchable castes) and non-Dalit agricultural laborers, and their landlords in communist party strongholds in Kerala, I explore the transformations of rural localities from workplaces to neighborhoods. In the rural neighbourhood, “public/private” residential life emerges from work relations where caste continues to permeate interactions.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

C. Sharada Prasad and Isha Ray | At the two-year mark for Swachh Bharat Mission: A tale of two scavengers

Presentation | October 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Isha Ray, Associate Professor, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley; C. Sharada Prasad, Ph.D. Candidate, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley

Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

Institute for South Asia Studies, urbanWASH Inititative


A presentation by UC Berkeley water specialists Professor Isha Ray and C. Sharada Prasad, doctoral candidate in the Energy and Resources Group on their recent work in India.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Reetika Khera | Welfare Needs Aadhaar Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle?

Lecture | October 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Reetika Khera, Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Pranab Bardhan, Professor of Graduate School at the Department of Economics, UC Berkeley

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


A lecture on Aadhar by development economist, Dr. Reetika Khera.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Robert Thurman | Why does the Dalai Lama say he is "Son of Nālandā"?: The inaugural ISAS-VSB Lecture on Religion in the Modern World

Lecture | October 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium


Robert A. F. Thurman, Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Department of Religion, Columbia University; President, Tibet House U.S., President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies

Jake Dalton, Khyentse Professor and Chair, Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

Institute for South Asia Studies, Vedanta Society Berkeley, Center for Buddhist Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Himalayan Studies Program, Townsend Center for the Humanities, The Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies-Graduate Theological Union, P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for Silk Road Studies


A lecture by Prof. Robert A. F. Thurman, professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies at Columbia University, and co-founder of Tibet House US, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

David Gilmartin | Pakistan's Creation and the Contested Grand Narratives of 20th Century History: The 5th Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture

Lecture | October 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


David Gilmartin, Distinguished Professor of History at the Department of History, North Carolina State University

Munis Faruqui, Chair, Institute for South Asia Studies, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies

Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, The Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture


South Asian Historian, David Gilmartin delivers our fifth Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Stéphane Gros | Why Marry?: Comparative Perspectives on Kinship, the House, and Marriage in the Eastern Himalayas

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


Stéphane Gros, Visiting Scholar at the Institute for 2017; Researcher, Centre for Himalayan Studies, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

Alexander von Rospatt, Professor for Buddhist and South Asian Studies, and director of the Group in Buddhist Studies

Institute for South Asia Studies, Himalayan Studies Program, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


A talk by Dr. Stéphane Gros, Visiting Scholar at the Institute for 2017, is a Researcher at the Centre for Himalayan Studies, CNRS-France

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Ornit Shani | How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise

Panel Discussion | November 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Ornit Shani, Faculty Member, Asian Studies Department, University of Haifa

Peter Zinoman, Professor of History and Southeast Asian Studies

Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology and of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

Christopher Chekuri, Associate Professor of History, SF State University

Berkeley Legal History Workshop (Department of History), Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for the Study of Law and Society (Berkeley Law)


Talk by Dr. Ornit Shani (University of Haifa), "How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise,” with commentary by Dr. Abhishek Kaiker (History, UC Berkeley), Dr. Lawrence Cohen (Anthropology, UC Berkeley), and Dr. Christopher Chekuri (History, SF State)

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Mongols and the Changing Patterns of Indian Ocean Connections

Lecture | November 3 | 5-7 p.m. |  Alumni House


Tansen Sen, NYU Shanghai

Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, Mongolia Initiative, Institute for South Asia Studies


In the thirteenth century, the expansion of Mongol forces under Genghis Khan and his descendants resulted in the formation of a vast Eurasian empire stretching from the Korean peninsula to central Europe. Despite the eventual fragmentation of this Mongol empire into four contending khanates, the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries witnessed unprecedented interactions between polities and...   More >

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Naisargi Dave | Life is Queerer Than a Chessboard: On Cows, Violence, and Love in Contemporary India

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


Naisargi N. Dave, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto

Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology and of South & Southeast Asian Studies

Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of Anthropology, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights


A talk by anthropologist and scholar of queer activism and animal rights in India Dr. Naisargi N. Dave.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Bollywood and Beyond: 3rd i's 15th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series: Chowdhury Center | November 9 – 18, 2017 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 9-12 (San Francisco) November 18 (Cupertino)


Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies


The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 9-12 and November 18, 2017).



Harjant Gill | On North Indian/Punjabi Masculinities: A Screening followed by Discussion with the Filmmaker

Lecture | November 9 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Harjant S. Gill, Documentary Filmmaker and Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Towson University

Karen Nakamura, Robert and Colleen Haas Distinguished Chair in Disability Studies and Professor of Anthropology Graduate advisor, UCB-UCSF Joint Program in Medical Anthropology

Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society - Disability Studies cluster, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights


A evening with Prof. Harjant S. Gill, an Indian documentary filmmaker who teaches visual anthropology at Towson University. His films explore topics related to gender, sexuality, religion and belonging in India and among Indians in diaspora.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Bollywood and Beyond: 3rd i's 15th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series: Chowdhury Center | November 9 – 18, 2017 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 9-12 (San Francisco) November 18 (Cupertino)


Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies


The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 9-12 and November 18, 2017).

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Bollywood and Beyond: 3rd i's 15th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series: Chowdhury Center | November 9 – 18, 2017 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 9-12 (San Francisco) November 18 (Cupertino)


Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies


The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 9-12 and November 18, 2017).

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Bollywood and Beyond: 3rd i's 15th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series: Chowdhury Center | November 9 – 18, 2017 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 9-12 (San Francisco) November 18 (Cupertino)


Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies


The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 9-12 and November 18, 2017).

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Benjamin Siegel | Hungry Nation: Food, Famine, and the Making of Modern India

Lecture | November 16 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Benjamin Siegel, Assistant Professor of History, Boston University

Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies


Benjamin Siegel is a historian of modern South Asia, with particular interests in the politics and economic life of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh in global contexts. His first book project, Hungry Nation: Food, Famine, and the Making of Modern India (Cambridge University Press, 2018), interrogates the ways in which problems of food and scarcity has structured Indian citizens’...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences



Iffat Fatima | Khoon Diy Baarav (Blood Leaves its Trail): A Screening followed by Discussion with the Filmmaker

Film - Documentary | November 16 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Iffat Fatima, Documentary Filmmaker

Angana Chatterji, Visiting Research Anthropologist; Co-chair, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Center for Race and Gender

Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights at the Center for Race and Gender


A screening followed by discussion with independent documentary filmmaker Iffat Fatima on her most recent film Khoon Diy Baarav (Blood Leaves its Trail) that explores issues of violence and memory in Kashmir.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Bollywood and Beyond: 3rd i's 15th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series: Chowdhury Center | November 9 – 18, 2017 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 9-12 (San Francisco) November 18 (Cupertino)


Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies


The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 9-12 and November 18, 2017).

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Solomon Darwin | Empowering the Bottom of the Pyramid with Open Innovation Business Models

Lecture | November 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Solomon Darwin, Executive Director Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & Southeast Asian Studies

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


A talk by Dr. Solomon Darwin, the Executive Director of the
Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the Haas School of Business, on his current research on Smart Villages and working with the government of India.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Maya Tudor | Nationalism as a Democratic Resource: Comparing India and Pakistan at 70

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


Maya Tudor, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government Fellow, St. Hilda's College, Oxford University

Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, Department of Political Science


Dr. Maya Tudor, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government Fellow, St. Hilda's College, Oxford University

Monday, February 5, 2018

John E. Cort | No One Gives like the Guru

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


John E. Cort, Professor of Asian and Comparative Religions and the Judy Gentili Chair in International Studies at Denison University

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


A talk by John E. Cort, Professor of Asian and Comparative Religions and the Judy Gentili Chair in International Studies at Denison University.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Lecture by Dr. Arthur Dudney: Title TBD

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


Arthur Dudney, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Cambridge University

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


A talk by Dr Arthur Dudney, scholar of the history of early modern Persian literary education and lexicography in India.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Lecture by Prof. Anne Monius: Title TBD

Lecture | May 3 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Anne E. Monius, Professor of South Asian Religions at Harvard Divinity School

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


A talk by Anne E. Monius, Professor of South Asian Religions at Harvard Divinity School.