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Presentations by Visiting Scholars from Fatima Jinnah Women University

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 • 1:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


FJWU Scholar Presentations

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 • 12:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room


Act of Killing Screening

Monday, December 2, 2013 • 5:30 PM

Studio 4D in CMB

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Performance by Riyaaz Qawwali

Monday, November 25, 2013 • 7:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room



Rāmāyaṇa Colloquium

Friday, November 22, 2013 • 1:00 PM


South Asia Seminar Series: Afsar Mohammad, University of Texas - Austin

Thursday, November 21, 2013 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

"Jihad, Local Modernity and Reformism: The Story of a Sufi Master from the Below"


Indian Chintz to Japanese Wa Sarasa: Impact of Trade Textiles of India on Japanese Textiles

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 • 2:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room


Videoconferencing session led by Dr. Hina Azam

Monday, November 18, 2013 • 8:30 AM

POB 2.402


" DEVA NRUTHYA" - THE CELESTIAL ART OF THE ANCIENT By ‘Nadanamamani’ Lavanya Ananth

Sunday, November 17, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Lanier High School


RTF Community Screening - "BARFI!" 100 years of Bollywood

Thursday, November 14, 2013 • 6:00 PM

Belo Center for New Media, 2nd floor Auditorium


A Panel Discussion on Gender Violence in India: Let's Talk India

Thursday, November 14, 2013 • 5:30 PM

WCH 4.118


"The Place of Israel in Asia: Settler Colonialism, Mobility, and Memory among '48 Palestinians"

Thursday, November 14, 2013 • 5:00 PM

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield Room)


Videoconferencing session led by Dr. Hina Azam

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • 8:30 AM

POB 2.402


Kamran Ali: Cinema and the City

Monday, November 11, 2013 • 12:00 PM

SAC 5.118


Pratham 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Sunday, November 10, 2013 • 11:00 AM

Gregory Gym


Jhalak 2013: A National Bollywood Fusion Dance Competition

Saturday, November 9, 2013 • 7:00 PM

Hogg Auditorium


Film screening of "I Am"

Friday, November 8, 2013 • 7:30 PM

The Marchesa


A Panel Discussion with the ‘I AM’ Filmmaker, Onir

Friday, November 8, 2013 • 2:00 PM

The Meyerson conference room


Rāmāyaṇa Colloquium Organizational Meeting

Friday, November 8, 2013 • 12:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118


South Asia Seminar Series: Sadia Saeed, Yale University

Thursday, November 7, 2013 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

"Hailing the 'Muslim' Citizen: National Identity, State and the Ahmadiyya Community in Pakistan"


Videoconferencing Session led by Dr. Mohamed Gouda

Thursday, November 7, 2013 • 8:00 AM

POB 2.402


Texas Asia Conference: Tradition and Transition: November 1st - November 2nd

Saturday, November 2, 2013

University of Texas at Austin, Student Activity Center (SAC). Legislative Assembly Room (2.302)

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South Asia Seminar Series: Asad Ahmed, UC Berkeley

Thursday, October 31, 2013 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

"The Equivalent of the Prophet: Fadl-i Haqq Khayrabadi and Muslim Rationalism in Early Modern India"


Colloquium on Islam Session #2

Sunday, October 27, 2013 • 1:00 PM

MEZ 1.306


The Cultural Work of Recovering Palestine by Prof. Joseph Massad

Friday, October 25, 2013 • 3:30 PM

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South Asia Seminar Series: Sajjad Rizvi, Univeristy of Exeter

Thursday, October 24, 2013 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

"Shii Islam as Imperial Faith: Sayyid Dildar Ali and the Avadh Dispensation"


20th Annual Gender and Sexuality Lecture by Pratibha Parmar

Friday, October 18, 2013 • 1:30 PM

CMB Studio 4D



A Nation of Immigrants? History, Politics and Immigration Reform by Dr. Mae Ngai

Monday, October 14, 2013 • 6:30 PM

Avaya Auditorium


Bangladesh: Contested Pasts, Competing Futures

Sunday, October 13, 2013 • 9:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

A Workshop on Bangladesh's history, culture and politics


Film Screening: Rat Race & Timbaktu

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • 7:30 PM

Austin, TX at Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline


Meeting with Oslo delegation

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 • 2:00 PM

Meyerson Conference room (WCH 4.118)


Film Screening: Gandhi

Sunday, October 6, 2013 • 1:00 PM


A Homage to Pandit Ravi Shankar

Saturday, October 5, 2013 • 7:30 PM

Bates Recital Hall


Concert: ABHISHEK RAGHURAMAN

Saturday, October 5, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Jones Auditorium, St. Edwards University, Austin


South Asia Seminar Series: Sean Pue, Michigan State University

Thursday, October 3, 2013 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

A 'Punjabi' Critique of Sufi Idioms: N.M. Rashed and Urdu Literary Tradition


Be the Change National Day of Service

Sunday, September 29, 2013 • 8:30 AM

UT- Gregory Plaza



South Asia Seminar Series: Gail Minault, University of Texas - Austin

Thursday, September 26, 2013 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

"I am a Ruby Wrapped in a Rag" - Zay Kay Sheen and the Possibility of Poetry as Autobiography


South Asia Seminar Series: Shahzad Bashir, Stanford University

Thursday, September 19, 2013 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Reading Sufi Hagiography as Social Critique


"Constructing the Muslim Enemy: From the Crusades to 9/11" talk by Dr. Deepa Kumar

Thursday, September 12, 2013 • 7:00 PM

Avaya Auditorium


South Asia Seminar Series: Lamia Karim, University of Oregon

Thursday, September 12, 2013 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

"Politics of Margins? Contextualizing Shahbagh Uprising and Hefazat-e-Islam in Bangladesh


Memorial Tribute to Professor Shama Gamkhar

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • 12:15 PM

LBJ School of Public Affairs, First Floor Lobby


Talk by Kamala Visweswaran, Associate Professor, Department of Anthroplogy

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Middle East Reading Room, Calhoun Hall 516


Health and Gender in Pakistan

Monday, September 9, 2013 • 5:30 PM

Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302)

Public Lectures by Dr. Shershah Syed and Sheema Kirmani

Image used with permission by Nalia Mahmood

'Obama and the Egyptian Coup' a Public Talk by Chris Toensing, Editor, Middle East Report

Friday, September 6, 2013 • 6:30 PM

Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302)

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Om Shanti Om- Once Upon a Time in Bollywood

Friday, August 23, 2013 • 7:00 PM

Long Center, 701 W Riverside Dr. Austin TX


Tribute to Kathryn Hansen

Saturday, April 27, 2013 • 10:00 AM


Nautanki at UT- Indal Haran (The Abduction of Indal)

Friday, April 26, 2013 • 7:00 PM

Texas Union Theater (UNB 2.228)

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SAI Sponsored Spring 2013 Seminar Series- Janaki Bakhle, Columbia University

Thursday, April 25, 2013 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

“The Romance of Violence: V.D. Savarkar and Memories of Marathi Militancy”


The Mahatma Misunderstood

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • 5:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

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Gender and Violence in Religious Contexts: Differential Comparisons of Ancient Greece and Early Modern India

Friday, April 19, 2013 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118


SAI Sponsored Spring 2013 Seminar Series- Munis Faruqui, University of California-Berkeley

Thursday, April 18, 2013 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

“Chivalry Exemplified: Javanmardi and Aurangzeb”


Professional Development Workshop for Graduate Students

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 • 1:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


“The Shimmering Landscape: Mobility and Rootedness in Indigenous India”

Monday, April 15, 2013 • 12:00 PM

SAC 5.118

A talk by Kaushik Ghosh, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin



Book Launch: The Pity of Partition: Manto's Life, Times and Work across the India-Pakistan Divide

Thursday, April 11, 2013 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


South Asian American Digital Archive Lecture & Reception with Samip Mallick

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 • 6:00 PM

Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe St.


Mountbatten, Nehru, Ambedkar and the Independence of India

Thursday, April 4, 2013 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


Buddhism in Burma

Thursday, April 4, 2013 • 2:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


Professional Development Workshop for Graduate Students

Monday, March 25, 2013 • 12:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


"The Feeling Body"

Friday, March 22, 2013 • 9:00 AM

Student Activity Center (SAC)

20th Annual Emerging Scholarship in Women's and Gender Studies


"The Feeling Body"

Thursday, March 21, 2013 • 9:00 AM

Student Activity Center (SAC)

20th Annual Emerging Scholarship in Women's and Gender Studies


Screening of film Jai Bhim Comrade by Anand Patwardhan, followed by Q&A with the director.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 • 6:00 PM

AVAYA Auditorium (ACES 2.302)


SAI Sponsored Spring 2013 Seminar Series-Anand Patwardhan, independent filmmaker, with Kamala Visweswaran, University of Texas at Austin

Thursday, March 7, 2013 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

“Masculinity from the Margins: Revisiting the Documentary Subjects of Anand Patwardhan”


Welcome Reception

Friday, March 1, 2013 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


Talk by Sanjeev Uprety, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Thursday, February 28, 2013 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Masculinity, Media and Political Parties: An Interrogation of Contemporary Nepali Masculinities



"Zero Dark Thirty" and Torture in American Discourse

Monday, February 25, 2013 • 11:30 AM

University of Texas School of Law (TNH 3.127)


Teacher Training Workshop on Bhutanese-Nepali Refugees

Saturday, February 23, 2013 • 9:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


Talk by Andrew Nelson, University of North Texas

Friday, February 22, 2013 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


SAI Sponsored Spring 2013 Seminar Series- Syed Akbar Hyder, University of Texas at Austin

Thursday, February 21, 2013 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

“Escaping the Prison of Prose: Aesthetics of Mourning and the Story of Hind”


SAI Sponsored Spring 2013 Seminar Series- Laura Brueck, University of Colorado - Boulder

Thursday, February 14, 2013 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

“A Thousand Colors of Blood: Gendered and Racialized Violence in Modern Hindi Detective Fiction”


The Human Cost of India's Race for Development

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 • 5:30 PM

Liberal Arts Building CLA 0.112

A talk and photo exhibit by journalist Priyanka Borpujari


Impunity, Justice and and the Human Rights Agenda

Friday, February 8, 2013 • 9:00 AM

University of Texas School of Law

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice


SAI Sponsored Spring 2013 Seminar Series- Daud Ali, University of Pennsylvania

Thursday, February 7, 2013 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

“Courtly Codes of Masculinity in Early Medieval India”


Finding a Place for Asoka

Thursday, January 31, 2013 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


SAI Sponsored Fall 2012 Seminar Series - Steven Lindquist, Southern Methodist University

Thursday, January 24, 2013 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

"Philology, Narrative, and Salvation: Reading Upanishadic Stories”

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Social Discourse Aboard the Hindi Urdu Flagship

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • 3:00 PM

Union Sinclair Room, UNB 3.128

with Rupert Snell, Professor, Dept. of Asian Studies and Director, Hindi Urdu Flagship


AIM South Asia- Teacher Training Workshop on Tibetan Buddhism

Saturday, January 12, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Meyerson Conference Room, Will C. Hogg Bldg. (WCH 4.118)


Monks and Mandalas

Friday, January 11, 2013 • 5:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)