Events

2014

241014_Peter_Van_der_Veer

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES SEMINAR SERIES: Joint-seminar with Department of Sociology

'The Value of Comparison'

by PROFESSOR PETER VAN DER VEER, Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious, Ethnic Diversity at Göttingen and Distinguished University Professor at Utrecht University

Date: Friday, 24 October 2014

Time: 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Venue: AS7 #04-13, Malay Studies Seminar Room

241014_Peter_Van_der_Veer

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES SEMINAR SERIES

'TWO WIDOWS IN THE COLONIAL COURTROOM: A MICROHISTORY OF STATE AND COMMUNITY IN LATE EIGHTEEnTH-CENTURY NORTHERN INDIA'

by DR ROCHISHA NARAYAN

Date: Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Time: 3.00pm to 4.30pm

Venue: AS7 #04-13, Malay Studies Seminar Room

011014_Meenakshi_Thapan

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES SEMINAR SERIES

'Imagining Social Landscapes: Views from India and Europe'

BY PROFESSOR MEENAKSHI THAPAN

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

3pm to 4.30pm

AS7 #04-13, Malay Studies Seminar Room

011014_Meenakshi_Thapan

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES SEMINAR SERIES

'NARENDRA MODI AS PM: PROSPECTS AND DILEMMAS'

BY MR NILANJAN MUKHOPADHYAY

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

3pm to 4.30pm

AS7 #04-11, South Asian Studies Meeting Room

Daud Ali

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES SEMINAR SERIES

"THE EBB OF EMPIRE: LOCAL SOCIETY AND THE STATE IN MEDIEVAL MA'BAR "

by DR DAUD ALI

Wednesday, 16 April 2014,

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

Seminar Room B, AS7 #01-17, Kent Ridge Campus, NUS

Ravi Rajan

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES SEMINAR SERIES

"Engineered Conflicts: The Environment and the Infrastructure of Expertise in India "

by Dr Ravi Rajan

Wednesday, 9 April 2014,

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

Malay Studies Seminar Room, AS7 #04-13, Kent Ridge Campus, NUS

Dr Kanchana

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES SEMINAR SERIES

JOINT SEMINAR WITH ISAS

"Reconciliation or Reconstruction? Sri Lanka's Apparel Sector and the Post-War Nation State "

 

by Dr Kanchana Ruwanpura

Wednesday, 2 April 2014,

4.00pm to 5.30pm,

Malay Studies Seminar Room, AS7 #04-13, Kent Ridge Campus, NUS

Dr Dhooleka

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES SEMINAR SERIES

 

"The Overseas Citizen of India: Emigrant Infrastructure and Diaspora Strategies "

 

by Dr Dhooleka Raj

Wednesday, 19 March 2014,

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

Malay Studies Seminar Room, AS7 #04-13, Kent Ridge Campus, NUS

Vasugi

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES SEMINAR SERIES

"Articulations of Belonging in Contemporary Tamil Cinema "

by Ms Vasugi Kailasm, PhD candidate, National University of Singapore

Wednesday, 12 March 2014,

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

Malay Studies Seminar Room, AS7 #04-13, Kent Ridge Campus, NUS

Catherine

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES SEMINAR SERIES

"Nuclear Power in India: The Clash of Risk Perceptions and the Theatre of Distrust "

by Ms Catherine Wong Mei Ling, PhD candidate, School of Sociology, Australian National University

Wednesday, 19 February 2014,

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

Malay Studies Seminar Room, AS7 #04-13, Kent Ridge Campus, NUS

Maunaguru

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES FILM SCREENING of stage play based on traditional dance and music of Sri Lankan Tamils

" Ravanesan (The Other Side of Ramayana)"

Script, direction and choreography by PROFESSOR S. MAUNAGURU

Wednesday, 12 February 2014,

3.00pm to 5.00pm,

Research Division Seminar Room, AS7 #06-42, Kent Ridge Campus, NUS

Mushirul Hasan

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES SEMINAR SERIES

"Islam, Pluralism and Nationhood"

by PROFESSOR MUSHIRUL HASAN, Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow, New Delhi

Wednesday, 5 February 2014,

4.00pm to 5.30pm,

Malay Studies Seminar Room, AS7 #04-13, Kent Ridge Campus, NUS

Zoya Hasan

JOINT SEMINAR WITH ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN FOR ACTION AND RESEARCH (AWARE)

"The Forgotten Bill: Legislative Reservations for Women in India"

by PROFESSOR ZOYA HASAN, Professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Wednesday, 29 January 2014,

5.30pm to 7.30pm,

AWARE Center, Blk 5 Dover Crescent #01-22 Singapore 130005

More information at AWARE website

Zoya Hasan

DISTINGUISHED LEADERS IN ASIAN STUDIES SPEAKER SERIES

PUBLIC LECTURE

"DEMOCRACY AND RISING INEQUALITIES IN INDIA"

 

by PROFESSOR ZOYA HASAN, Professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Friday, 17 January 2014,

4.00pm to 5.30pm,

Seminar Room B, AS7 Level 1, Shaw Foundation Building, Kent Ridge Campus, NUS

Parthasarathy

ICCR PUBLIC LECTURE

"INEQUALITY, SECULARISATION, AND DEMOCRATISATION OF RELIGION:

RECAST(E)ING THE SECULARISM DEBATE IN INDIA"

 

by PROFESSOR D. PARTHASARATHY, ICCR CHAIR PROFESSOR OF INDIAN STUDIES, SOUTH ASian Studies PROGRAMME, NUS

Friday, 24 January 2014,

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

The POD, Level 16, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064

Co-organisers: South Asian Studies Programme and The High Commission of India (Singapore)
Venue sponsor: National Library Board

Zoya Hasan

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES SEMINAR SERIES

"DEMOCRATIC ENGAGEMENT, SOCIAL MOBILIZATION AND POLICY CHANGE IN INDIA"

 

by PROFESSOR ZOYA HASAN, Professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Wednesday, 22 January 2014,

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

Malay Studies Seminar Room, AS7 #04-13, Shaw Foundation Building, Kent Ridge Campus, NUS

Mukul Asher

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES SEMINAR SERIES

"WHAT MAKES COUNTRIES GROW? WHY NATIONS FALTER?: IMPLICATIONS FOR SOUTH ASIA"

by PROFESSOR MUKUL ASHER, Professorial Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS

Wednesday, 15 January 2014,

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

Malay Studies Seminar Room, AS7 #04-13, AS7 Shaw Foundation Building, Kent Ridge Campus, NUS

2013

Seminar on "Pakistan: Recovering from Extreme Economic Stress" by Mr Shahid Javed Burki, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies

Wednesday, 16 October 2013,

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

SASP Meeting Room, AS7 #04-11

NUS Kent Ridge Campus

Seminar on "Swadeshi Bharati: Protestant Textuality and the Poetics of Tamil Political Modernity" by Professor Bernard Bate, Associate Professor, Yale-NUS College, National University of Singapore

Wednesday, 23 October 2013,

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

MS Seminar Room, AS7 #04-13

NUS Kent Ridge Campus

110913

Seminar on 'Affective Labour and Untimely Work: Intimate Encounters in Indian Call Centres' by Professor Purnima Mankekar,
Associate Professor, Department of Gender Studies and Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Wednesday, 11 September 2013,

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

Malay Studies Seminar Room, AS7 #04-13

NUS Kent Ridge Campus

030913

TEACHING PRESENTATION on 'Tamil Bhakti Ethics or When it is Acceptable to Kill My Child' by Professor Srilata Raman
Associate Professor of Modern Hinduism, Department of Religion, University of Toronto

Tuesday, 3 September 2013,

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

AS7 #04-11, SASP Meeting Room,

NUS Kent Ridge Campus

020913

Seminar on 'The Spaces Inbetween. Ramalinga Swamigal (1823 – 1874), Hunger and Religion in Colonial South India' by Professor Srilata Raman
Associate Professor of Modern Hinduism, Department of Religion, University of Toronto

Monday, 2 September 2013,

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

Executive Room, AS7 #01-07

NUS Kent Ridge Campus

300813

Seminar on 'Development and Disease: The Case of Malaria in Sri Lanka' by Professor Kalinga Tudor Silva, Senior Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya

Friday, 30 August 2013,

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

AS7 #04-13, Malay Studies Seminar Room,

NUS Kent Ridge Campus

200813

TEACHING PRESENTATION on 'Reverence to Gods and Kings:
Bhakti and its Expression in the Tamil Tradition' by Dr Vasu Renganathan, Lecturer, Department of South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, 20 August 2013,

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

AS7 #04-11, SASP Meeting Room,

NUS Kent Ridge Campus

190813

Seminar on 'Making of the Medieval Tamil Nadu: Trajectories of Changes in Tamil Textual Tradition from Sangam Period' by Dr Vasu Renganathan, Lecturer, Department of South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Monday, 19 August 2013,

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

AS7 #04-11, SASP Meeting Room,

NUS Kent Ridge Campus

140813

Seminar on 'Partisanship, Democracy and the Logic of Neoliberal Reforms: Kolkata’s Mainstream Newspapers’ Responses to Anti-Industrialisation Protests' by Ms Suruchi Mazumdar, PhD candidate, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University

Wednesday, 14 August 2013,

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

AS7 #04-13, Malay Studies Seminar Room,

NUS Kent Ridge Campus

090513

Screening of Documentary Film by Ms Surabhi Sharma

Thursday, 9 May 2013,

2.00pm to 4.30pm,

AS7 #01-02, Faculty Auditorium,

NUS Kent Ridge Campus

080513

An audio-visual presentation on Cultural Heritage of Sufi Nizamuddin Aulia in South Asia by Yousuf Saeed (jointly organised with Asia Research Institute and NUS Museum)

Wednesday, 8 May 2013,

6pm to 8pm,

NUS Museum

See Berita Harian report

Seminar on 'A Chinatown in Need of Heritage? Religious Tourism at Singapore's Buddha Tooth Relic Temple' by Dr Andrea Pinkney

Wednesday, 17 April 2013,

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

Malay Studies Seminar room, AS7 #04-13

Graduate Research Seminar on 'Exclusively Sacred: Community, Migration and Religious Spaces of the Singapore Hindu Diaspora' by Ms Lee Wei Fen, MA candidate, SASP

Wednesday, 17 April 2013,

1.30pm to 2.30pm,

SASP meeting room, AS7 #04-11

Graduate Research Seminar on 'Capturing Institutional Change: The Case of Right to Information Act in India' by Mr Himanshu Jha, PhD candidate, SASP

Wednesday, 10 April 2013,

1.30pm to 2.30pm,

SASP meeting room, AS7 #04-11

270313

Seminar on 'Pathologies of Bureaucracy: Why Doesn’t the Indian State Do Better?' by Professor John Harriss Visiting Research Professor, Institute of South Asian Studies

Wednesday, 27 March 2013,

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

FASS Faculty Lounge, The Deck, Level 2, FASS, Kent Ridge Campus

200313

Seminar on 'What Is It They Fear?' by Mr S. Anand, Publisher of Navayana and Co-Author of Bhimayana

Wednesday, 20 March 2013,

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

AS2 #04-13

060313

Seminar on Beyond the Musicology of Disaster: A Sri Lankan Music History for the Post-War Period

by Dr Jim Sykes, King’s College London

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

AS7 #04-13, Malay Studies Seminar Room

200213

Seminar on The Making of the India-Pakistan Dynamic: Nehru, Liaquat, and the No War Pact Correspondence of 1950

by Dr Pallavi Raghavan, PhD Graduate, University of Cambridge

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

AS7 #04-13, Malay Studies Seminar Room

200213

Storytelling Performance on Ramayana – jointly organised with Religion Cluster and Asia Research Institute

by Dr Ananth Rao, Australian National University

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

4.00pm to 6.00pm,

Faculty Lounge, Level 2, The Deck, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

200213

Seminar on What Does It Mean to be Great: India’s Century-Long Quest to Find Its Place in the International System

by Dr Rahul Sagar, Princeton University

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

3.00pm to 4.30pm,

AS7 #04-13, Malay Studies Seminar Room

Past events

2012
Professor Sankaran Krishna (University of Hawaii) Yearning for Impossible Elsewheres: Nation-Space and the Postcolonial Novel in India (16 November 2012 – jointly organised with Department of Geography, NUS and Asia Research Institute)

Dr Mihir Bholey (National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad) Caste Conflict and Social Justice: Rhetoric and Realities (7 November 2012)

Professor Riaz Hassan (Institute of South Asian Studies) Studying South Asian Islam: Conceptual and Methodological Issues (2 November 2012)

Dr Bishnu N Mohapatra (Visiting Senior Fellow, SASP) Poetry Reading (22 October 2012)

Professor Krishnaswamy Nachimuthu (Centre of Indian Language, Jawaharlal Nehru University) Religious Devotion and Struggle for Social Justice in South India: Case of Tamil Textual Traditions and Social Movements of Kerala (15 October 2012 – jointly organised with Religion Cluster)

Mr Sundaram Tagore (Gallerist and Art Historian) Documentary screening of The Poetics of Color: Natvar Bhavsar, An Artist’s Journey (10 October 2012)

Mr Tushar A Gandhi (Founder of the Mahatma Gandhi Foundation) Non-Violence Our Only Hope (3 October 2012 – jointly organised with Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS)

Dr Bishnu N Mohapatra (Visiting Senior Fellow, SASP) Interrogating India’s Federal Practices: Challenges and Possibilities (19 September 2012)

Mr Praveen Vijayakumar (Honours Student, SASP) Research Presentation on The Religious Practices, Customs and Rituals of the Thirunangais of Singapore and Malaysia (19 September 2012)

Professor Uday Singh Mehta (Graduate Center, City University of New York) Gandhi’s Ambivalence to Democracy (24 August 2012)

Mr Ngawang Drakpa (MA Candidate, SASP) Visual Presentation on Coronations of Kings in Bhutan (4 May 2012)

Dr Kristen Rudisill (Bowling Green State University) The National Invisibility of Chennai’s Vibrant Theater Scene (11 April 2012)

Mr Ngawang Drakpa (MA Candidate, SASP) Royal Coronations: Windows Upon Historical Transition in Bhutan, 1907 – 2008 (4 April 2012)

Professor A R Venkatachalapathy (ICCR Chair, SASP) From Erode to Volga: Periyar in Malaya and Europe, 1929 – 1932 (28 March 2012)

Professor T N Srinivasan (Yong Pung How Chair Professor, LKYSPP) Judicial Activism and Overreach: Indian Supreme Court since the Emergency (14 March 2012)

2011
Dr Krishnasamy Veeramani (President of Dravidar Kazhagam) The Social Reform Movement in Tamil Nadu and its Societal Impact (17 November 2011)

Mr Irfan Waheed Usmani (PhD Candidate, SASP) Radical Politics in Lahore, Pakistan c.1947 – 1971 (16 November 2011)

Dr Sascha Ebeling (University of Chicago) Re-Writing the Body for the Third Millennium: Reflections on Contemporary Tamil Women’s Poetry (2 November 2011)

Mr Amshan Kumar (Writer and Filmmaker) Film Screenings of U. Ve. Swaminatha Iyer and Third Theatre: A Film on the Theatre of Badal Sircar (31 October 2011)

Dr Manzurul Mannan (Visiting Fellow, SASP) BRAC: An Instrument for Social Transformation or a Manipulator of Development? (28 September 2011)

Professor Sekhar Bandyopadhyay (Victoria University of Wellington) Writing Dalit into the Narratives of Partition in Bengal (21 September 2011)

Dr Annu Jalais (Institute of Advanced Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University) Anthropological Notes on Post-Partition Non-Elite Bengali Muslim Identity on Either Sides of the India/Bangladesh Rural Borderland (15 September 2011 – part of a Campus Visit programme)

Mr Srivatsa Krishna (Indian Administrative Service) India’s Second War of Independence: Making Infrastructure Happen (20 July 2011)

Dr Sidharthan Maunaguru (International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka) Wedding Photographs: Romance, Traditions, and Marriages through Wedding Albums within Transnational Tamil Marriages (1 June 2011 – part of a Campus Visit programme)

Dr Kiran A Shinde (University of New England) Religious Tourism in India: Prospects of, and Challenges posed by, the Confluence of Religion, Economy and Tourism (26 May 2011)

Assoc Professor Itty Abraham (University of Texas at Austin) How India Became Territorial: International Recognition and its Political Implications (23 May 2011 – part of a Campus Visit programme for a joint hire between Department of Southeast Asian Studies and SASP)

Ms Shin Sojin (PhD Candidate, SASP) The Role of Formal and Informal Institutions in Foreign Direct Investment: A Case Study of South Korean Investment in India (6 April 2011)

Dr Anne M Blackburn (Cornell University) Engaging the Adventurers: Dharmapala and Olcott in Colonial Lake (16 March 2011)

Professor Makarand R Paranjape (ICCR Chair, SASP) Imaging India: Oceanic Perspectives (28 January 2011)

Professor Mushirul Hasan (Director General, National Archives of India, New Delhi) Gandhi’s Understanding of Interfaith Relations and Implications on the Development of Multi-Religious Society (19 January 2011)

2010
Professor Partha Nath Mukherji (former Ford Professor S K Dey Chair, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi) Social Movements, Conflict and Change (25 November 2010 - jointly organised with Department of Sociology, NUS)

Dr Rajinder Dudrah (University of Manchester) Performing Bollywood: Hindi Cinema Entertainment Shows in the Diaspora (16 November 2010)

Dr Taberez Ahmed Neyazi (Former Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center, Hawaii and SASP Alumni) The Changing Face of an Islamic Religious Movement: Perspectives from India (8 September 2010)

Professor Ian Talbot (University of Southampton) A Tale of Two Cities: Partition and Its Aftermath in Lahore and Amritsar 1947-1957 (11 August 2010)

Assoc Professor Michael Roberts (University of Adelaide) Issues for Cricket and Its Politics Today (21 April 2010)

Prof Ishtiaq Ahmed (Institute of South Asian Studies and SASP) Fiaz: A Poet in Troubled Times (13 April 2010)

Dr Joya Chatterji (Trinity College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom) Writing for Journals: Introducing Modern Asian Studies (19 March 2010)

Professor Anjali Gera Roy (India Institute of Technology Kharagpur) The Globalization of South Asian Culture (11 March 2010)

Professor Anjali Gera Roy (India Institute of Technology Kharagpur) Naqqal and the Aesthetics of the Copy (10 March 2010)

Dr Martyn Rogers (Cardiff University) Cinema and Local Politics in South Asia: Dravidian Politics and Tamil Film Fan Club Networks (4 March 2010)

Dr Martyn Rogers (Cardiff University) The Politics of Vijayakanth: The Political Economy of Tamil Film Fan Club Network (3 March 2010)

Ms Hema Kiruppalini (MA Candidate, SASP) Travelling Dwellers: Nepalese Lahure in Singapore (3 February 2010)

Mr Gurcharan Das (Author, Management Guru and Public Intellectual) The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma (29 January 2010)

Professor Veena Talwar Oldenburg (University of New York) The Other Women: the Courtesans of Lucknow (1830-1990) (20 January 2010 – jointly organised with Institute of South Asian Studies, Office of the Deputy President (Research and Technology) and NUS Museum)

Professor Philip Oldenburg (Columbia University) India and Pakistan: Solving the Puzzle of Divergent Political Paths (18 January 2010 - jointly organised with Institute of South Asian Studies and Office of the Deputy President (Research and Technology))

Professor Veena Talwar Oldenburg (University of New York) From Safety Net to Noose: The Twisted Tale of Dowry in Modern India (15 January 2010)

Dr Nandini Sinha Kapur (Indira Gandhi National Open University) State Formation in a Pre-Modern South Asia: The Case Study of Mewar (Southern Rajasthan) (12 January 2010)

2009
Dr Devin K Joshi (Josef Korbel School of International Studies University of Denver) The Rise of India and China: Mass Modernization, State Capacity and Basic Human Development (9 December 2009)

Dr Torsten Tschacher (Heidelberg University) Tamil-Speaking Muslims and the Public in Colonial Singapore (2 December 2009)

Ms Wang Yaqian (MA Candidate, SASP) Ideology and Politics of History Curriculum in Pakistan (21 October 2009)

Dr Mohammed Badrul Alam (Jamia Millia Islamia University) US-Indian Relations Today: Lessons from the Past and Forecast for the Future (1 October 2009)

Dr Anant Maringanti (Department of Geography, NUS) From Subaltern Classes to Non Corporate Capitalists: Citizenship and the Politics of National Unique ID in India (16 September 2009)

Professor Anand A Yang (University of Washington) From Banaras to Bengkulen: Indian Convicts in Colonial South East Asia (2 September 2009)

Professor Ashok S Guha (Indian Statistical Institute, India) Similarities and Differences in the Roles of China and India in the World Economy (28 August 2009)

Professor D Parthasarathy (Asia Research Institute) The City As Event: Cityhood, Agency, and Heterotopias (22 April 2009 – jointly organised with Asia Research Institute)

Professor Chua Beng Huat (Department of Sociology, NUS), Professor D Parthasarathy (Asia Research Institute), Professor Anjali Gera Roy (Asia Research Institute), Dr Tania Roy (Department of English Language & Literature, NUS), A Panel Discussion on the Film – Slumdog Millionaire (1 April 2009)

Dr Sadananda Das (University of Leipzig) Spoken Sanskrit Past, Present and For You (2 March 2009)

Students in Tamil Studies and Writers of Singapore Tamil Literature, Singapore Tamil Literature (31 January 2009)

Dr Ursula Rao (University of New South Wales) Media Strategies for Indian Big-Men Anthropology and the Study of Media Practices in a Network Society (28 January 2009)

Dr Mary Storm (Academic Director, SIT-Study Abroad, India) Nationalism and the Formation of Indian Art History (21 January 2009)

Professor Ishtiaq Ahmed (Institute of South Asian Studies and SASP), Mr Sajjad Ashraf (High Commissioner of Pakistan to Singapore), Mr Tridivesh Singh Mani (Institute of South Asian Studies), Sarah Singh (Director of the film), Film Screening and a Panel Discussion on the film – The Sky Below (15 January 2009).

2008
Dr Sandria Freitag (Duke University) ‘Repackaging’ Stories and the Meta-Narrative for Modern India (9 December 2008)

Professor Anjali Gera Roy (Asia Research Institute) Bollywood Bhangra and Its Non-Panjabi Subjects (15 October 2008)

Professor Katherine Ewing (Duke University) Islam is Not a Culture: Shaping the Muslim Self in Diaspora (7 October 2008)

Dr Vijay Sakhuja (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) Maritime Transactions in the 21st Century: China, India and Southeast Asia (10 September 2008)

Dr Torsten Tschacher (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg) Kling, Tamil, Indian: Changing Configurations of Identity among Tamil-Speaking Muslims in Singapore (20 August 2008)

Professor Frederick M Asher (University of Minnesota) Bodhgaya and the Issue of Originality in Art (13 August 2008 – jointly organised with NUS Museum)

Dr Jacqueline Leckie (University of Otago) The Indian Diaspora to New Zealand: New Communities and Identities (11 June 2008)

Key Personalities from the Media and Research in Singapore, India, the United States and Germany, The Indian State: 60 Years On (19-20 May 2008 – jointly organised with Institute of South Asian Studies and Indiana University, Bloomington)

Ms Kazi Fahmida Farzana (PhD Candidate, SASP) Factors Underlying the Forced Displacement of Rohingya Refugees from Burma to Bangladesh (28 April 2008)

Mr Shabbir Hussain Mustafa (MA Candidate, SASP) Interrogating and Researching the ‘Dawoodi Bohras’: In Search of an ‘Archives’ (23 April 2008)

Professor Joanne Waghorne (Asia Research Institute) Global Gurus in Motion: Re-linking Public and Person in a New Space? (21 April 2008 – jointly organised with Asia Research Institute)

Dr Sinderpal Singh (Post Doctorial Fellow, SASP) Border Crossings and Islamic Terrorists: Constructing Indian Foreign Policy towards Bangladesh during the BJP Era (9 April 2008)

Professor Stephen P Cohen (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS) Reflections on Forty Years of Studying India (8 April 2008)

Dr Fah Kong (Post Doctorial Fellow, SASP) A Re-examination of the Notion of Self in the Upanisads and Buddhist Texts using our Ordinary Language (26 March 2008)

Dr Mokshika Gaur (Post Doctorial Fellow, SASP) Loss of Interface: Health, Environment and Culture among the Korwa of India (19 March 2008)

Dr Mary Searle-Chatterjee (University of Manchester) Loyal Opposition or Disloyal Rebels? British Commonwealth Scholars at South Asian Universities (20 February 2008)

Dr Sandria Freitag (Duke University) Thick Description: Experiments with Visual Media in 20th Century India (13 February 2008 – jointly organised with NUS Museum)

Dr Sandria Freitag (Duke University) Place and the Visual in Modern India (5 February 2008)

2007
Professor Ishtiaq Ahmed (Institute of South Asian Studies) Sociopolitical and Economic Challenges faced by Pakistan (13 November 2007)

Dr Rajesh Rai (SASP) The Development of 'Minor' South Asian Languages in Singapore (7 November 2007)

Dr Rajesh Rai (SASP) Transnational Religious-Political Movements: Negotiating Hindutva in the Diaspora (6 November 2007)

Dr Nandini Deo (Yale University, USA) Globalization and Indian Women (31 October 2007)

Dr Nandini Deo (Yale University, USA) A Transnational Theory of Indian Social Movement Success (30 October 2007)

Professor Bharat Ramaswamy (Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, India) How Does Poverty Decline? Suggestive Evidence from India, 1983-99 (29 October 2007 – jointly organised with Institute of South Asian Studies)

Mr Din Mohammad (PhD Candidate, SASP) Reading the Silence, Addressing the Gap: The Role of Recreation in Exploring the ‘Culture of Poverty’ in Urban Slums of Dhaka City (17 October 2007)

Dr Nasreen Chowdhory (McGill University, Canada) Debates on Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia (16 October 2007)

Dr Nasreen Chowdhory (McGill University, Canada) Belonging in Exile and ‘Home’: The Politics of Repatriation in South Asia (15 October 2007)

Mr Ranajit Dastidar (PhD Candidate, SASP) Dynamics of Change in Openwater Capture Fisheries: Social Organisation of Production Characterizing Traditional Fishing in Southeastern Bangladesh (3 October 2007)

Professor Sudha Pai (Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi) New Social Engineering Agenda of the Bahujan Samaj Party: Implications for State and National Politics (24 September 2007)

Dr Matthew McCartney (University of London) The Forgotten Economic Miracle: India 1950-1965 (11 September 2007)

Dr Matthew McCartney (University of London) Sustainable Growth and the Software Sector in India after 1991 (10 September 2007)

Assoc Professor Rahul Mukherji (Jawaharlal Nehru University) India’s Economic Reforms: Causes and Consequences (4 September 2007)

Assoc Professor Rahul Mukherji (Jawaharlal Nehru University) Interests, Wireless Technology and Institutional Change: From Government Monopoly to Regulated Competition in Indian Telecommunications (3 September 2007)

Dr Amit Mishra (Post Doctorial Fellow, SASP) ‘Beneficiaries of the Empire?’ Mapping the Transformation of Indian Labour Diaspora in Mauritius (29 August 2007)

Prof Errol D’Souza (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad) ‘Labour Regulation in India – Insurance versus Efficiency’ (19 June 2007 – jointly organised with Institute of South Asian Studies and SCAPE)

Mr Taberez Ahmed Neyazi (PhD Candidate, SASP) Media Convergence and Hindi Newspapers: Changing Dynamics of News-Making Practices (19 April 2007)

Dr Marie Lall (University of London) Diaspora and Homeland Politics: The Mobilisation for Hindutva (18 April 2007)

Ms Gauri Pathak (MA Candidate, SASP) Identity and Representation in the Dabbawallahs of Mumbai (16 April 2007)

Professor Kamala Ganesh (University of Bombay) Intra Community Dialogue and Dissent: Zoroastrian Diaspora and the Bombay Parsis (4 April 2007)

Ms Yamini Vasudevan (MA Candidate, SASP) Hindu Nationalism and the Rise of Caste-Based Parties in North India (28 March 2007)

Dr Nihal Perera (Ball State University, Indiana) Subverting Dualities: The Spaces of War and Peace in Jaffna (21 March 2007)

Professor Mario Rutten (University of Amsterdam) Caste and Religion in a Transnational Context Social Linkage between Patidar Migrants in London and their Family Members in Central Gujarat, India (14 March 2007)

Dr Amiya Sen (Jamia Millia Islamia University) Religious Movements in Modern India (13 February 2007)

Dr Amiya Sen (Jamia Millia Islamia University) The Limits of Universalist Faith: Rethinking Hindu Paradigms in a Modern World (12 February 2007)

Ms Andrea Pinkney (Columbia University) Playing by the Rules in Love: The Kamasutra as Exemplary Shastric Literature (6 February 2007)
Ms Andrea Pinkney (Columbia University) Divine Plenitude: Prasada in Contemporary and Classical Contexts (5 February 2007)

2006
Ms Nilanjan Raghunath (PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, NUS) The IT Software Profession and Its Influence on the Contemporary Arranged Marriage Market in India (29 November 2006)

Dr Justin Meiland (Mahidol University, Bangkok) The Vessantara Jataka and Ramayana: An Intertextual Study of Heroic Ideals in Buddhist and Hindu Literature (23 November 2006)

Professor Frederick M Asher (University of Minnesota) ‘Two Bodhgayas’ (8 November 2006)

Professor Tapan Raychaudhuri (University of Oxford) Gandhi – His Relevance Today (6 November 2006)

Professor Kathryn Hansen (University of Texas at Austin) Theatre and the Creation of New National Cultures: The Parsi Theatre and Its Asian Offshoots (21 August 2006)

Professor Subrata Mitra (University of Heidelberg) The Puzzle of India's Governance: Culture, Context and Comparative Theory (3 March 2006)

Professor Partha Nath Mukherji (Professor S K Dey Chair, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi) Anxieties of Economic Reforms in a Globalising Era: The Project of the Nation-State in India and China (21 February 2006)

Professor Judith Brown (University of Oxford) The South Asian Diaspora in Britain: Themes and Issues after ‘7/7’ (9 February 2006)

2005
Mr Nalin Mehta (La Trobe University) Babli aur Bunty or McLuhan? Do TV Channels Create Publics or Markets? (2 November 2005)

Professor Brian Stoddart (La Trobe University) Sport in the Indian Diaspora: Continuities and Discontinuities (19 July 2005 – jointly organised with Department of History, NUS)

Dr Boria Majumder (La Trobe University) Cricket in India: Representative Playing Field to a Restrictive Preserve (19 July 2005 – jointly organised with Department of History, NUS)

Dr Srinivas V Singavarapu (Asia Research Institute) Stars and Mobilisation in South India: What Have Films Got to Do With It? (12 May 2005)

2004
Dr Samita Sen (University of Calcutta) Migration and Marriage: Labouring Women in Bengal in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (22 October 2004 – jointly organised with Department of History, NUS)

Emeritus Professor Michael Pearson (University of Technology, Sydney) Continuity and Change amongst Coastal Communities on India's West Coast (1 September 2004)

Professor Gyanendra Pandey (John Hopkins University and Visiting Professor, SASP) Negotiating the Boundaries of Political Violence (23 August 2004)

Dr Mark Frost (Asia Research Institute) Awakening the 'Asiatic': The Politics of Theosophy in Madras and Beyond, 1880-1920 (2 April 2004 – jointly organised with Asia Research Institute)

Professor Bipan Chandra (Jawaharlal Nehru University) Gandhi and the Question of Secularism and Communalism in India (13 March 2004 – jointly organised with Department of History, NUS)

2003
Professor Ravi Srivastava (Jawaharlal Nehru University) The Political Economy of Rural Decentralization in North India: An Examination of the "Preconditions" of Successful Devolution in a Changing Landscape (7 November 2003)

Assoc Prof Nicholas Cullather (Department of History, NUS) Stages of Development: Lyndon Johnson, Indira Gandhi and the Political Dramatics of Famine (15 April 2003 – jointly organised with Department of History, NUS)

2002
Dr Riho Isaka (University of Tokyo) The Gujarati Intellectuals and the Writing of History in the Colonial Period (30 November 2002)

Mr T C A Srinivasa Raghavan (Consulting Editor, Business Standard, New Delhi) India Today: Conflict of Interest versus Conflict of Values (19 July 2002)

2001
Dr Christopher Snedden (La Trobe University) The Other 'Kashmir': Azad (Free) Kashmir. How Kashmiri? How Free? How Important? (15 November 2001)

Dr Timothy Scrase (Charles Sturt University) Language as Cultural Cntestation: Globalization and the Cultural Politics of Teaching English in India (12 October 2001)

Assoc Professor Anthony D'Costa (University of Washington) Development or Digital Divide? Framing Questions around India's Software Industry (17 September 2001)

Dr Lakshmi Subramanian (University of Calcutta) Contesting the Classical: The Tamil Isai Movement and the Politics of Custodianship (28 August 2001)

Mr N Ram (Editor, Frontline Magazine, Business Line Daily and The Sportstar Weekly) The Great India Media Bazaar – Present and Future (3 April 2001)

Professor Eamon Murphy (Curtin University of Technology, Perth) Kings, Temples and Politics: Religious Art and Kingly Power During Chola Rule in South India (15 February 2001)

Prof M S Gore (Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University) The Social Context of an Ideology: Ambedkar's Political and Social Thought (22 January 2001)

2000
Assoc Professor Kenneth McPherson (Director, Indian Ocean Centre, Perth) The Indian Ocean and the South China Sea: The Critical Maritime Links (11 October 2000 – jointly organised with Department of History, NUS)

Mr Sascha Ebeling (University of Cologne) Perspectives on the Tamil Literary Field in the 19th Century (3 August 2000)

Ms Kama Maclean (La Trobe University) Contested Spaces: The Kumbh Mela and the Allahabad Fort, 1801-1870 (14 March 2000)

Professor Willard G Oxtoby (College of William and Mary) The Emergence of Religious Group Identities in the Indian Subcontinent (6 March 2000)

Mr Vikram Khanna (Regional Economics Editor, The Business Times), Assoc Professor Mukul Asher (Department of Economics, NUS), Dr Kripa Sridharan (Department of Political Science, NUS) India: A Post-Budget Briefing (3 March 2000)

Dr C Rangarajan (Governor of the State of Andhra Pradesh) Economic Reforms in India (22 February 2000)

Professor Robin Jeffrey (La Trobe University) India's 50-Year Republic: Reasons, Symbols, Significance (26 January 2000)

1999
Dr Chandrasekhar Krishnamurthi (Senior Fellow, Department of Finance and Accounting, NUS) Financial Sector Liberalisation in India: Problems and Prospects (28 October 1999)

Dr Janaki Nair (Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore) Battles for Bangalore: Reterritorialising the City (16 September 1999 – jointly organised with Centre for Advanced Studies)

Indian Delegates and NUS Participants, Singapore-India Colloquium: The Impact of Globalisation (19-21 August 1999)

Assoc Professor Sankaran Krishna (University of Hawaii) Nation and Ethnicity in Making the Postcolonial States: Notes from South Asia (15 July 1999)