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Raga Unveiled: The History and Essence of North Indian Classical Music (free for friends of SAI)

Saturday, December 5, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Mabee Auditorium, Ragsdale Center, St.Edward’s University

Film Screening


An Inconvenient Text: On Translating the Rigveda

Thursday, December 3, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Joel Brereton, University of Texas at Austin

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Who is In-Charge in Pakistan: The Military's Great Come Back

Monday, November 23, 2009 • 4:00 PM

the House of Tutors, 2400 Pearl Street 78705

Kamran Ali, University of Texas Dept. of Anthropology


Maoism roundtable and film screening

Friday, November 20, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Raju Das (York University, Toronto), Kaushik Ghosh (UT Anthropology), Heather Hindman (UT Asian Studies), Raja Swamy (UT Anthropology)

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Of Horses, Islamic Piety, and Princely Rule in Colonial Bhopal: Shah Jehan Begum and Evocations of the Past

Thursday, November 19, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Barbara Metcalf, University of Michigan

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CANCELLED

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 • 6:00 PM

ACES 2.302

Graham Usher


The Political Construction of Caste in South India: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Monday, November 16, 2009 • 3:30 PM

UT Austin BRB 1.118

Vijayendra Rao, World Bank


Warren Sender's Indian Classical vocal concert

Saturday, November 14, 2009 • 6:00 PM

Mabee ballroom, Ragsdale Center, St. Edwards University

Mention you heard about the event from the South Asia Institute and receive an additional five dollar discount!


Fall Benefit Concert – Penn Masala: Live in Austin

Friday, November 13, 2009 • 6:30 PM

LBJ Auditorium (2313 Red River, On UT-Austin’s Campus)


The Sonagachi Project: A Union for Sex Workers in India

Friday, November 13, 2009 • 3:00 PM

WEL 1.308


Modern Roots, Ancient Branches: The Bhakti Movement--Since When?

Thursday, November 12, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Jack Hawley, Columbia University

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6th Annual Austin Asian American Film Festival

Thursday, November 12, 2009

various

http://www.aaaff.org/

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Burnouf and the Birth of Buddhist Studies

Thursday, November 5, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Donald Lopez, University of Michigan

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Building a Polity: Royal Architecture and Authority in Colonial Era Kerala

Thursday, October 29, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Mary Beth Heston, College of Charleston

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Unstable Celluloid: Film Projection and the Cinema Audience in Bangladesh

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

Lotte Hoek


Caste in Contemporary India

Monday, October 26, 2009 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

Dr. Anand Teltumbde


Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Fragmentation: Trajectories of Militancy in Kashmir and Pakistan

Friday, October 23, 2009 • 12:15 PM

Bass Lecture Hall

Paul Staniland, Candidate for Assistant Professor


Explorations in the Classical Music of India

Sunday, October 18, 2009 • 7:30 PM

Bates Recital Hall

Stephen Slawek, sitar / Sukhvinder Singh Namdhari, tabla


Postcolonial Actualities: Past and Present

Saturday, October 17, 2009 • 8:00 AM

Texas Union

conference


Southwest Conference on Asian Studies

Saturday, October 17, 2009 • 8:00 AM

AT&T Conference Center and the Graduate School of Business

http://www.trinity.edu/org/swcas/home.html


CANCELLED

Thursday, October 15, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Gananath Obeyesekere, Princeton University

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Buddhist Jataka Tales in Sri Lanka: Issues of Translation and Socio-cultural History

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 • 5:00 PM

WCH 4.118

Ranjini Obeyesekere


Penn Masala: Live in Austin

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 • 7:30 PM

LBJ Auditorium

Fall Benefit Concert


Eid Banquet

Saturday, October 10, 2009 • 8:00 PM

Texas Union Ballroom, UT Austin


The Future of Food: Science and Politics of Corporate Farming

Friday, October 9, 2009 • 6:00 PM

WCH 4.118

Devinder Sharma


Intellectual Property and the Great Agricultural Theft

Friday, October 9, 2009 • 12:30 PM

WCH 4.118

Devinder Sharma


Crisis in the Classics

Thursday, October 8, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Sheldon Pollock, Columbia University

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Envisioning India’s Urban Future: A Case Study of Ahmedabad

Friday, October 2, 2009 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

Amrita Shah


Sacred Groves and Local Gods: Religion and Environmentalism in Tamil Nadu

Thursday, October 1, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Eliza Kent

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Form, Style, and Rhetoric in an Early Fourth-Century Tamil Anthology

Thursday, September 24, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Martha Selby, University of Texas at Austin

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Austin IFA presents Manna Dey

Sunday, September 20, 2009 • 5:30 PM

4100 Westbank Drive, Austin 78746


South Asia Institute’s fall welcome reception

Thursday, September 10, 2009 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson conference room (WCH 4.118)

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film screening

Friday, May 1, 2009 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, April 30, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

The SAI seminar series features lectures by distinguished South Asian specialists from UT and abroad. Regular seminars occur on Thursdays at 3:30 pm, preceded by a reception at 3:00 pm, in the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118).


film screening

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 • 7:00 PM

ACES Avaya Auditorium

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law invites you to the Texas state premiere of the critically-acclaimed documentary The Sari Soldiers with the film’s director, Julie Bridgham, on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at 7:00 pm in the ACES Avaya Auditorium (corner of 24th and Speedway). Parking is available at the San Jacinto Garage and the Speedway Garage. Admission is free but on a first-come, first-served basis.


Spring Benefit Concert

Sunday, April 26, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Mercury Hall, 615 Cardinal Lane 78704


Study Abroad Research

Thursday, April 16, 2009 • 5:30 PM

Lone Star Room, Texas Union


South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, April 16, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

The SAI seminar series features lectures by distinguished South Asian specialists from UT and abroad. Regular seminars occur on Thursdays at 3:30 pm, preceded by a reception at 3:00 pm, in the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118).


Musical Performance

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 • 4:45 PM

Jessen Auditorium (HRH)

April 13-14th the Hindi Urdu Flagship will host a festival of both live and filmed performances of Kabir poetry and song. Events are free and open to the public.


Film Screening

Monday, April 13, 2009 • 4:45 PM

Jessen Auditorium (HRH)

April 13-14th the Hindi Urdu Flagship will host a festival of both live and filmed performances of Kabir poetry and song. Events are free and open to the public.


South Asia Seminar Series

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

The SAI seminar series features lectures by distinguished South Asian specialists from UT and abroad. Regular seminars occur on Thursdays at 3:30 pm, preceded by a reception at 3:00 pm, in the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118).


Beauty in the Worlds of Islam

Friday, April 3, 2009 • 10:00 AM

Thompson Conference Center Room 1.110

"Beauty in the Worlds of Islam" is a two-day K-12 and post-secondary workshop designed to explore the manner in which beauty is created, judged, negotiated, and relayed in Muslim societies from Asia to the Americas. The conference will emphasize the range of ways in which the diverse imaginative spirit of Muslim peoples is manifested in architecture, music, poetry, rhetoric, and calligraphy. It also hopes to draw attention to issues of gender, sexuality, disenfranchisement, and modernity as they


talk

Thursday, April 2, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


talk

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Thompson Conference Center auditorium (TCC 1.110)

Journalists have struggled to expand press freedom as Pakistan has moved from military to civilian rule in recent years, and critical reporting on the Musharraf regime led to government shutdowns of the independent television networks in 2007-08. The most prominent of those networks is GEO Television, established in 2002. In this lecture, GEO President Imran Aslam will discuss his network’s role in that political conflict, while also addressing the challenges in covering the current violence in


off campus event

Saturday, March 28, 2009 • 11:00 AM

Fiesta Gardens


interactive event

Thursday, March 12, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Union Ballroom


Talk

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Explore UT

Saturday, March 7, 2009

University of Texas at Austin


Talk

Monday, March 2, 2009 • 7:00 PM

St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress Avenue, Austin 78704. Robert and Pearl Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium


Hemispheres Teacher Training

Monday, February 23, 2009


Hemispheres Teacher Training

Monday, February 23, 2009


talk

Friday, February 20, 2009 • 1:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Prof. White discusses meanings of the term "yoga" as attested in sources from the Rig Veda down to the Yoga Sutras, and their connection to warfare and the apotheosis of the warrior.


South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, February 19, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

The SAI seminar series features lectures by distinguished South Asian specialists from UT and abroad. Regular seminars occur on Thursdays at 3:30 pm, preceded by a reception at 3:00 pm, in the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118).


Lecture

Monday, February 16, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


Hemispheres Teacher Training

Monday, February 16, 2009


film festival

Friday, February 13, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


Hemispheres Teacher Training

Friday, February 13, 2009


South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, February 12, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


Hemispheres UTeach Presentations

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Conference

Saturday, February 7, 2009 • 10:00 AM

Sinclair Suite UNB 3.128

"The Wasteland: Place as Prognosis" Diane Mines, Appalachian State University

"Painful Death Comes not to the Stranger: The Peculiar Religious Vision of Ramalinga Adigal (1823-1874)" Srilata Raman, University of Toronto

"The Death of Justice and the Justice of Death: Magic, Karma, and Violence in Sri Lanka" John Clifford Holt, Bowdoin College

"Meanings of Death in Wartime Batticaloa" Margaret Trawick, Massey University


Conference

Friday, February 6, 2009 • 1:30 PM

WCH 4.118

"How Long Will I Stay in Heaven? The Sliding Soteriological Scale for the Shraddha" Matthew R. Sayers, Lebanon Valley College

"Color, Complexion, and Prognosis in an Early Sanskrit Medical Manual" Martha Ann Selby, The University of Texas at Austin

"Cremation as Healing in Aghor Medicine" Ron Barrett, Emory University


South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, January 29, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

The SAI seminar series features lectures by distinguished South Asian specialists from UT and abroad. Regular seminars occur on Thursdays at 3:30 pm, preceded by a reception at 3:00 pm, in the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118).


Hemispheres Teacher Training

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Hemispheres Teacher Training

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Lecture

Monday, January 26, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Raj Patel has written for the Los Angeles Times and the Guardian, and though he has worked for the World Bank, WTO, and the UN, he's also been tear-gassed on four continents protesting their policies. Read more about his work at http://stuffedandstarved.org