Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Dhar India Studies Program Fall Events:

Thursday Sept 11, 5:00-6:30pm        Indian Elections Roundtable

IMU Walnut Room                             Majed Akhter (IUB), Srimati Basu (University of Kentucky), Mona Bhan (DePauw University), Arvind Verma (IUB)


Thursday Sept 18, 5:00-6:30pm        Faculty Book Release Party and Reading:  The City Son

India House                                        Samrat Upadhyay (IUB English)


Thursday Sept 25, 5:00-6:30pm        Naveeda Khan (Johns Hopkins University)

IMU Sassafras Room                          “The Call to Islam and Early Warning Systems in Bangladesh: The Mutual Absorption of the Religious, the Political and the Natural”


Monday October 6, 6:30pm              Rajasthani Desert Music Evening

Neal Marshall Grand Hall                  Lakha Khan and Dane Khan (music); introduction by Shalini Ayyagari (American University).


Thursday Oct 9, 5:00-6:30pm            IU Alumni Event: Payal Shah (IU ‘11; University of South Carolina)

India House                                        “Girls’ Education, Empowerment, and Marginalization in Gujarat, India: Inclusion, exclusion, or assimilation?”


Thursday Nov 6                                  Themester Event:  “Feast and Famine in India”

IMU Oak Room, 4:00-5:30pm            Vinay Gidwani (University of Minnesota)

                                                            “Want and Waste: Poverty as Geography in India’s Cities”

IU Cinema, 6:30pm                            Screening of “Peepli (Live)”

(in partnership with Geography, IU Cinema, and Themester)


Thursday Nov 13, 5:00-6:30              Thibaut d’Hubert (University of Chicago)

India House                                        “Soigner le mal par le mal: The generic features of the story of Prince Saif al-muluk, and its reception around the Bay of Bengal"


Thursday Nov 20, 5:00-6:30              Faculty Spotlight:  Keera Allendorf (IUB Sociology)

India House                                        “Schemas of Marital Change: From Arranged Marriages to Eloping for Love in the Darjeeling Hills”


Thursday Dec 4, 5:00-6:30                 Projit Mukharji (University of Pennsylvania)

India House                                        Chemical Cosmologies: The Rasayanacharya and the Chemicalization of the Bengali Everyday

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