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Image and the Afterlife: Exhibitions from the archive of the Alkazi Collection

Thursday, December 2, 2010 • 5:00 PM

ART 1.120

Lecture by Rahaab Allana, Curator, Alkazi Foundation for the Arts, New Delhi

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Nritya Sangam Benefit Show - Sahaja

Sunday, November 21, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Texas Union Theatre

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"Show me the Land Where the Buddha Dwelled..."

Friday, November 19, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Xuanzang's Record of the Western Regions (Xiyu-ji): A Misunderstood Text?

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South Asia Institute Open House

Friday, November 19, 2010 • 1:00 PM

Will C. Hogg Building, WCH 4.132

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Fall 2010 South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, November 18, 2010 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

“Transformations of a Heroic History: Prithviraj Cauhan in Colonial India”

Cynthia M. Talbot, UT Austin Dept. of History

"Lifelogging: Digital Archives of Affect, Memory, and Intimacy"

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 • 3:30 PM

ISES Gallery (JES A230)

Professor Jasbir Puar will give a public lecture on Wednesday November 17th at 3:30 pm at the ISES Gallery (JES A230) - Warfield Center for African and African American Studies.

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Missing: Youth, Citizenship, & Empire after 9/11

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Texas Union Sinclair Room (UNB 3.128)

Lecture based on an ethnographic study of South Asian Muslim immigrant youth in the US after 9/12 and questions of national belonging, particularly notions of dissenting citizenship and imperial feelings.

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"Alternatives" Series Talk by Leo Saldhana & Bhargavi Rao, Environmental Support Group, India

Monday, November 15, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

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Brown Bag Series on Visual and Material Culture in Asia

Monday, November 15, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

"National Heritage, Collectables and Forgeries: (Dis)Functions of Ancient Artifacts in Asia"

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George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center present "Celebrate Me: India!"

Saturday, November 13, 2010 • 12:00 PM

1165 Angelina, Austin TX

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Classical dances of India by Priyadarsini Govind

Friday, November 12, 2010 • 7:00 PM

Ninth Grade Center, Georgetown High School, 4490 E. University Ave., Georgetown, TX 78626

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Golden Jubilee Series Event

Friday, November 12, 2010 • 5:00 PM

GAR 0.102

"India and the UN" H.E. Hardeep Singh Puri, Permanent Representative of India to the UN

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SAGAR: South Asia Graduate Research Journal General Meeting

Friday, November 12, 2010 • 12:00 PM

WCH 4.118


Fall 2010 South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, November 11, 2010 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

"Globalization and Regional Cinemas in India"

Shanti Kumar, UT Austin Dept. of Radio Television Film

IN CAMERA A film screening followed by Q&A with filmmaker Ranjan Palit

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 • 6:00 PM

Studio 4D in CMB

Moderated by RTF associate professor Lalitha Gopalan.

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"Corrupt State: Reforming Indian Public Services in the Digital Era"

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Batts Hall 5.108

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Fall 2010 South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, November 4, 2010 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

"Science, Religion and the Ideology of Urban Governance: Ahmedabad City, India"

Ipsita Chatterjee, UT Austin Dept. of Geography and the Environment

Muslims and Caste: A Talk by Mridu Rai

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 • 5:00 PM

WCH 4.118

No description available.

Fall 2010 South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, October 28, 2010 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

"Energy in India: Growth, Politics, and Reforms"

Varun Rai, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, UT Austin

The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 • 3:30 PM

UTC 4.112

Gurcharan Das

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Creating a New Medina: State Power, Islam and the Quest for Pakistan in late Colonial India

Monday, October 25, 2010 • 12:00 PM

GAR 4.100

Dr. Venkat Dhulipala, UNC Wilmington

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Ward Keeler - Seminar Series 2010-11

Monday, October 25, 2010 • 12:00 PM

EPS 1.128

"Why is Burmese pop music so bland and so popular?"

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NREGA, Panchayat Raj, Widow and Old Age Pension…..Frog’s eye view from Shreeji ka Kheda

Saturday, October 23, 2010 • 5:00 PM

ENS 115, UT Austin campus


South Indian Classical Music by Ranjani and Gayatri

Friday, October 22, 2010 • 7:00 PM

Texas Union Theater

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Pakistan Floods and the Politics of Environmental Disasters Teach-in

Thursday, October 21, 2010 • 6:30 PM

GEA 105


Fall 2010 South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, October 21, 2010 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

"Entrepreneurial Dreams of a (not so neo) Liberal Nepal"

Heather Hindman, UT Austin Dept. of Asian Studies

Broken Images - A play in English starring Shabana Azmi

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • 8:00 PM

R.L. Davis Auditorium, Texas School for the Deaf

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Shabana Azmi to visit UT

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • 2:00 PM

Texas Union Theater, UNB 2.228

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Keynote Address by Dr. Ann Stoler

Thursday, October 7, 2010 • 7:00 PM

Gearing 105


Pakistan Flood Benefit: Henna Tattoos, Pakistani Food, and Live Music

Thursday, October 7, 2010 • 9:00 AM

n front of the FAC (University of Texas at Austin)


Asian Studies Fall Welcome

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 • 3:00 PM

WCH 4.118

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Cold War Cultures: Keynote Speaker

Friday, October 1, 2010 • 1:00 PM

ACES 2.302

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Cold War Cultures Conference: Interdisciplinary and Transnational Perspectives

Thursday, September 30, 2010

various (see schedule)

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39th Annual Southwest Conference on Asian Studies (SWCAS)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

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Fall 2010 South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, September 23, 2010 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

"India's Earliest Writings: A Slightly New Perspective on Ashokan Inscriptions"

J. Patrick Olivelle, UT Austin Dept. of Asian Studies

Shrishti (Creation) Ballet

Saturday, September 18, 2010 • 6:30 PM

Helm Fine Arts Center, Westlake Road, Austin

Jayanthi Raman Dance company

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Fall 2010 South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, September 16, 2010 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

"Locating the Ascetic's Habitat: Toward a Micro-comparison of Religious Discourses"

Oliver Freiberger, UT Austin Dept. of Asian Studies

Indian Classical Music

Sunday, September 12, 2010 • 5:30 PM

Westlake Fine Arts Auditorium, 4100 Westbank Drive

An India Fine Arts Concert

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Nazar Information Session

Thursday, September 2, 2010 • 6:30 PM

Carothers dormitory

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South Asia Institute’s Fall Welcome Reception

Thursday, September 2, 2010 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

Refreshments provided.

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Pakistan flood victim Vigil 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 • 8:00 PM

The University of Texas South Mall

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The Branches of the Veda: Contested Relationships

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118


Film Screening

Saturday, August 28, 2010 • 6:00 PM

5604 MANOR RD, AUSTIN, TX 78723

Nero's Guests: The age of inequality

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AID Austin: Bhopal candle light vigil

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 • 8:30 PM

Texas State Capitol, Congress and 11th, Austin, TX


Science and Technology Studies in South Asia Conference

Saturday, May 15, 2010

WCH 4.118 & Texas Union 2.102

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Unsettling India: Impersonation, Mobility, Identity

Thursday, May 6, 2010 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

Purnima Mankekar

Spring 2010 South Asia Seminar Series: Media and Postcolonial Culture in India

Moderating the Nation: Official Reconstructions of Religious Practice in Pakistan

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 • 12:00 PM

GEB 3.212

Sadaf Aziz

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Basant Bahaar 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010 • 7:30 PM

Main Mall



Militant Biographies and the Promise of Transformation in Sri Lanka

Friday, April 30, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Department of Anthropology, EPS 1.128

Talk by Sharika Thiranagama


Asian Studies Graduate Spring Festival

Friday, April 30, 2010 • 3:00 PM

WCH 4.118


Beautiful Balloon: The Digital Divide and the Charisma of New Media in India

Thursday, April 29, 2010 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

William Mazzarella, University of Chicago

Spring 2010 South Asia Seminar Series: Media and Postcolonial Culture in India

South Asia Spring 2010 Workshop

Saturday, April 24, 2010 • 9:00 AM

Will C. Hogg Building room 4.118

The Empire Writes Back: Teaching Postcolonial Literature from South Asia


CANCELLED (due to current volcanic activity and flight delays)

Thursday, April 22, 2010 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

John Hutnyk

Spring 2010 South Asia Seminar Series: Media and Postcolonial Culture in India


Film and Cultural History

Thursday, April 15, 2010 • 10:00 AM

MEZ 1.102

SV Srinivas


What's new in a new Telugu Movie?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 • 2:00 PM

MEZ 1.204

SV Srinivas


Concert by Sitar Virtuoso Purbayan Chatterjee with Yogesh Samsi on Tabla

Saturday, April 10, 2010 • 6:00 PM

Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, 7050 Village Center Drive, Austin 78731

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Hindi in Texas and Beyond

Saturday, April 10, 2010 • 10:00 AM

WCH 4.118

A Symposium in Honor of Herman van Olphen


Spring Festival 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 • 3:00 PM

WCH 4.118


The Postcolonial Information City: Technologies of Fear in Contemporary India

Thursday, April 1, 2010 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

Ravi Sundaram

Technologies of Fear

Sitar Concert by Partha Bose

Saturday, March 27, 2010 • 6:00 PM

Jones Auditorium, Ragsdale Center, St.Edward's University


Covering India: Illustrations of a Nation in Transition

Thursday, March 25, 2010 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

Radhika Parameswaran

Spring 2010 South Asia Seminar Series: Media and Postcolonial Culture in India

Reverse Causation and Proofs of Rebirth in Indian Religions

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

Professor Eli Franco


South Indian Classical Lute Concert by Sreevidhya Chandramouli

Saturday, March 20, 2010 • 6:00 PM

Jones Auditorium, Ragsdale Center, St. Edward's University


National Workshop for Tamil Instructors to Draw Common Strategies in Tamil Curriculum: Spoken Tamil

Saturday, March 13, 2010 • 10:00 AM

Texas Union 4.206 Chicano Culture Room

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National Workshop for Tamil Instructors to Draw Common Strategies in Tamil Curriculum: Spoken Tamil

Friday, March 12, 2010 • 10:00 AM

Texas Union 4.206 Chicano Culture Room

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Brown Bag Talk: Bhopal Diaries: Recent experiences from the shadows of the Disaster

Thursday, March 11, 2010 • 12:30 PM

WCH 4.118

Shana Ortman


FLAS Selection Committee meeting

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 • 3:00 PM

WCH 4.118

closed to the public



The Life of the Image in the Time of the Nation: Calendar Art, State Propaganda, Advertising from India

Thursday, March 4, 2010 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

Arvind Rajagopal, New York University

Spring 2010 South Asia Seminar Series: Media and Postcolonial Culture in India

Sixth Annual Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice Conference

Friday, February 26, 2010

Eidman Courtroom, UT School of Law

Walls: What They Make and What They Break


Shakti Chakra – The Energy Cycle

Saturday, February 20, 2010 • 6:00 PM

Akins High School (10701 S. 1st Street, Austin, TX 78748)

a Bharatnatyam dance ballet by Natya Dance Theatre


Authors and Patrons: Social Contexts of Legal Texts in Ancient India

Friday, February 19, 2010 • 9:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Conference on ancient Indian law

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Dangerous Solidarities: the aesthetics of Indian literary nationalism

Thursday, February 18, 2010 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

Snehal Shingavi

Spring 2010 South Asia Seminar Series: Media and Postcolonial Culture in India

Buddhist Ordination: Local Problems in a Global Context

Thursday, February 11, 2010 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

Dr. Ute Huesken from the University of Oslo, Norway


Seaborne Renaissance: Global Exchanges and Religion in Early Modernity

Saturday, February 6, 2010 • 9:15 AM

Harry Ransom Center, Prothro Theater, University of Texas Austin

A One-Day Symposium


Regional Literary Cultures and the Concept of Pakistan: A View from Bengal, 1940-1947

Thursday, February 4, 2010 • 3:30 PM

WCH 4.118

Neilesh Bose


SAI Advisory Committee meeting

Thursday, February 4, 2010 • 12:30 PM

WCH 4.118

closed to the public


Women’s Autobiography in Islamic Societies: Defining the Genre

Saturday, January 30, 2010 • 8:00 AM

Dean’s Conference Room, GEB 3.312 & Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

An International Workshop

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