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Middle East and Muslim Societies Working Group

Friday, November 16, 2012 • 3:00 PM

Burdine 231


Gender Symposium

Friday, November 16, 2012 • 12:00 PM

GAR 1.122


"The Monarch as Saint: A Connected History of Safavid Iran and Mughal India

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • 3:00 PM

SAC 1.106

A talk by Azfar Moin, Assistant Professor of History, Southern Methodist University


Seminar on Buddhist manuscriptology II by Jens Braarvig

Monday, November 12, 2012 • 4:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


FLAS Informational Session for Students

Monday, November 12, 2012 • 3:00 PM

Dean's Conference Room (GEB 3.312)


“Mahayana Buddhism: Rhetoric of Emptiness” by Jens Braarvig

Friday, November 9, 2012 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


Two films by Ashish Avikunthak

Friday, November 9, 2012 • 1:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


FLAS Informational Session for Advisors

Friday, November 9, 2012 • 8:30 AM

Dean's Conference Room (GEB 3.312)


SAI Sponsored Fall 2012 Seminar Series - Donald Davis, The University of Wisconsin

Thursday, November 8, 2012 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

"Responsa in Hindu Law: Consultation and Lawmaking in Medieval India"

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Seminar on Buddhist manuscriptology I by Jens Braarvig

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • 5:00 PM

BUR 436A (Religious Studies conference room)


SAI Sponsored Fall 2012 Seminar Series - Mark McClish, Birmingham-Southern College

Thursday, November 1, 2012 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

"Theorizing Brāhmaṇical Sovereignty: Jurisprudence and Jurisdiction in the Classical Artha and Dharma Literature"

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Kirin Narayan on Ethnography and Literature

Monday, October 22, 2012 • 12:00 PM

SAC 5.118


"Detachment. Attachment, and Attention in Buddhist Burma"

Friday, October 12, 2012 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

A talk by Ward Keeler, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, UT Austin


"The Evolution of the City of Bombay"

Friday, October 12, 2012 • 2:45 PM

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, Tom Lea Rooms 3.206


In and Out of Place: Tibet Artists' Travels in the Contemporary Art World

Monday, October 8, 2012 • 4:00 PM

ART 1.120

Dr. Clare Harris, Reader in Visual Anthropology, and Curator for Asian Collections, Oxford University


Symposium: "Out of Place: Tibet, Travel and Buddhism in the Early 20th Century"

Friday, October 5, 2012 • 1:00 PM

Capitol Room, Edgar A. Smith Building (across from Blanton Museum)


Buddhism in South Asia

Friday, October 5, 2012 • 9:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


Meet the Writers of Nazar

Thursday, October 4, 2012 • 7:00 PM

SAC 1.106


Buddhism in South Asia

Thursday, October 4, 2012 • 2:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


SAI Co-sponsored event: Conference on “Religious Pluralism In Europe and Asia: Conditions, Modes, and Consequences”

Sunday, September 30, 2012 • 9:30 AM

SAC 1.118

Part I: From Antiquity to the Times of Colonialism


SAI Co-sponsored event: Conference on “Religious Pluralism In Europe and Asia: Conditions, Modes, and Consequences”

Saturday, September 29, 2012 • 9:30 AM

SAC 1.118

Part I: From Antiquity to the Times of Colonialism


SAI Co-sponsored event: Conference on “Religious Pluralism In Europe and Asia: Conditions, Modes, and Consequences”

Friday, September 28, 2012 • 6:00 PM

Student Activity Center (SAC 2.302)

Part I: From Antiquity to the Times of Colonialism Part II: From the Age of Colonialism to Present Times


Texas Asia Conference - Fall 2013 Planning Committee

Thursday, September 27, 2012 • 5:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Informational Meeting for the Texas Asia Conference 2013 Planning Committee


The Mystical Flute of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia

Sunday, September 23, 2012 • 4:00 PM

SAC Auditorium (1.402)

presented by the Association for India's Development (AID)


Emergent Voices: Pakistan in the 21st Century

Saturday, September 22, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118


Keynote Lecture for "Emergent Voices: Pakistan in the 21st Century"

Friday, September 21, 2012 • 5:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

"Revolution's Late Style: Dialectics of Multitude in Faiz Ahmed Faiz" a talk by Aamir Mufti

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Emergent Voices: Pakistan in the 21st Century

Friday, September 21, 2012 • 9:00 AM

AVAYA Auditorium (ACES 2.302)


SAI Sponsored Fall 2012 Seminar Series - Martha Selby, The University of Texas

Thursday, September 20, 2012 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

"Women as Patients and Practitioners in Early Sanskrit Medical Literature"

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Job Talk by Indrani Chatterjee

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Garrison 1.102 (History Dept. Conference Room)


SAI Co-Sponsored Event: Pakistani Music Festival for the 65th Independence Day of Pakistan

Saturday, September 15, 2012 • 7:00 PM

Student Activity Center (SAC) Auditorium


Informational Meeting for SAGAR: A South Asia Research Journal

Thursday, September 13, 2012 • 4:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118


Publishing in Asian Studies and Global Studies: A Journal Editor's Perspective

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

A Talk by Jeffrey Wasserstrom


SAI Sponsored Fall 2012 Seminar Series - Anne Feldhaus, Arizona State University

Thursday, September 6, 2012 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

"Virginity and Lactation in Two Shepherds' Epics from Maharashtra"

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SAI Sponsored Event: Steve Inskeep, Author of Instant City and Anchor, Morning Edition (NPR)

Friday, April 27, 2012 • 5:00 PM

Jackson Geological Sciences Building (JGB 2.324)

"Colour, Caste, or Creed" - Embracing Diversity in Pakistan

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Islam, Law and the Republic in France: Where is the Problem?

Friday, April 27, 2012 • 2:00 PM

UTC 1.116

Talk by Dr. Jean-Phillipe Bras

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SAI Co-sponsored Event: Celebrating the Centenary of Sa'adat Hassan Manto (1912-2012)

Thursday, April 26, 2012 • 7:00 PM

AVAYA Auditorium (ACE 2.302)

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SAI Co-sponsored Event: Celebrating the Centenary of Sa'adat Hassan Manto (1912-2012)

Thursday, April 26, 2012 • 1:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

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SAI Co-sponsored Event: Celebrating the Manto Centenary With Shamim Hanfi

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 • 6:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

To celebrate the Centenary of Sa'adat Hasan Manto

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SAI Co-sponsored Event - Matter of Contention: Relics and Other Sacred Objects at the Crossroads of Religious Traditions

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Student Activity Center, Legislative Assembly Room (SAC 2.302)

An inter-disciplinary colloquium at The University of Texas at Austin


Texas South Asia Conference

Saturday, April 21, 2012 • 9:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

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Texas South Asia Conference

Friday, April 20, 2012 • 9:00 AM

ACE 2.402

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Form and Meaning and the Meaning of Forms in the Poetry of Mowlana Jalal al-Din Rumi

Thursday, April 19, 2012 • 4:00 PM

SAC 1.106

Franklin Lewis


From Satpanthi to Ismaili Muslim: Rearticulations of Khoja identity in South Asia

Thursday, April 19, 2012 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Prof. Ali S. Asani

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Celebrate South Asian American History in Austin

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 • 6:00 PM

David Earl Holt Photo Gallery at the Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe St.

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Your DIL Longhorns Sponsored Event: Kebabs for Kitabs

Saturday, April 14, 2012 • 7:00 PM

Phara's Mediterranean Cuisine (110 E. North Loop, Austin, TX, 78751)

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Symposium on Archaeology in South Asia: Recent Excavations and Re-interpretations

Friday, April 13, 2012 • 9:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

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SAI Co-sponsored Event - "Urdu, Hindi, Scripts and Politics: A Talk by Rizwan Ahmad"

Thursday, April 12, 2012 • 5:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


Job Talk by Professor Sumit Guha, Department of History, Rutgers University

Thursday, April 12, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Garrison Conference Room


SAI Sponsored Event: Faridoun Hemani - covering the 2010 floods in Pakistan

Monday, April 9, 2012 • 6:00 PM

Jackson Geological Sciences Building (JGB 2.216)

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Framing/Reframing: The Five "Media Pillars" of Islam

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 • 6:00 PM

(ACE) Avaya Auditorium, 2.302

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Asian Studies Undergraduate Spring Festival 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 • 3:00 PM

WCH 4.118

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SAI Sponsored Film Screening - 'Jari Mari: of cloth and other stories'

Monday, April 2, 2012 • 6:00 PM

MEZ B0.306

Director in attendance.

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SAI Sponsored Spring 2012 Seminar Series - Screening by Anuj Vaidya & Talk by Ranjani Mazumdar

Thursday, March 29, 2012 • 2:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

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"Separated at Birth: The Social and Institutional Origins of Democracy in India and Autocracy in Pakistan”

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 • 2:00 PM

BAT 5.108

A talk by Dr. Maya Tudor, Fellow at St. John’s College at the University of Oxford.


SAI Co-sponsored Event - "Property Rights and the Human Rights Agenda"

Friday, March 2, 2012 • 8:30 AM

Eidman Courtroom (CCJ 2.306)

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SAI Co-sponsored Event - "Property Rights and the Human Rights Agenda"

Thursday, March 1, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Eidman Courtroom (CCJ 2.306)

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SAI Sponsored Spring 2012 Seminar Series - Rajkamal Kahlon, Contemporary Artist

Thursday, March 1, 2012 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

"Imperial Spectacles: Painting, Performance and Vision"

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SAI Sponsored Event - "The ‘Opaque’ City: Some Thoughts About the Practice of Planning"

Thursday, March 1, 2012 • 11:00 AM

GOL (Goldsmith) 2.302B (Dean’s Conference Room)

Solomon Benjamin, Professor at the Manipal School of Planning and Architecture.

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SAI Sponsored Spring 2012 Seminar Series - Allan deSouza, Associate Professor, San Francisco Art Institute

Thursday, February 9, 2012 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

"Lost Pictures, Redactions and Other Returns"

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SAI Sponsored Spring 2012 Seminar Series - Corey Creekmur, Associate Professor of English, Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature at University of Iowa

Thursday, February 2, 2012 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

"The Historical and Historiographical in Popular Hindi Cinema"

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SAI Co-sponsored Event: Asian Studies Southern Consortium 2nd Annual Workshop

Saturday, January 28, 2012 • 9:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Two days for sharing research and building links.

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SAI Co-sponsored Event: Asian Studies Southern Consortium 2nd Annual Workshop

Friday, January 27, 2012 • 2:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Two days for sharing research and building links.

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SAI Sponsored Spring 2012 Seminar Series - Peter Manuel, Professor of Ethnomusicology, John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

Thursday, January 26, 2012 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

"Retention and Invention in Bhojpuri Diasporic Music Culture: Perspectives from India, the Caribbean, and Fiji"

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