September 2012 Archives

Macalester Event: Screening of Jai Bhim Camrade

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Screening of Jai Bhim Comrade
by Anand Patwardhan


Date: Monday, November 12, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: John B. Davis Lecture Hall in the campus center at Macalester College
Open to the public.

Review: http://kafila.org/2012/03/21/jai-bhim-comrade-patwardhan/

Yale South Asian Studies Post-Doc

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Applications are invited for Post Doctoral Fellowships in South Asian Studies (Humanities and Social Sciences) South Asian Studies Council of The MacMillan Center, Yale University: Yale South Asian Studies PostDoc

UMN Recital: Indian Vocal Music by Vikas Kashalkar

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This will be a Hindustani (North Indian) Vocal Recital by Vikas Kashalkar of Pune, India, a prominent vocalist of the Gwalior Gharana.

Date: 09/29/2012

Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall Ferguson Hall

Contact:

Name: Matthew Rahaim
E-mail: mrahaim@umn.edu
Sponsored by: Music

Events calendar linked here: https://events.umn.edu/021235

Performance: The Other Mr. Gandhi

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The Other Mr. Gandhi
a one-man fictional drama, written, performed and directed by Zaraawar Mistry

Fri-Sat, October 5-6 at 7:30 p.m.

Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave. N.,
St. Paul, MN 55104
651-645-5506
www.dreamlandarts.com

In December 1971 war breaks out between India and Pakistan, and Squadron Leader Rusi Gandhi, a pilot in the Indian Air Force, is sent on a bombing mission into Pakistan. His fate, and that of his wife and children, are the subject of this fictional drama about a Parsi family from Mumbai, and how their lives are interwoven with the ongoing conflict between India and Pakistan. The Parsis are Zoroastrians who emigrated to India from Iran in the 10th century.

The Other Mr. Gandhi is the third of a series; the previous works Zaraawar has created are Sohrab and Rustum (City Pages' 10 Best of 2002) and Indian Cowboy (Star Tribune's Outstanding Experimental Work 2006). The Other Mr. Gandhi premiered with a sold-out run at Dreamland Arts in St. Paul in February 2012 and opened Illusion Theater's 25th Fresh Ink series in July. Dreamland Arts is a comfortable, welcoming and accessible 40-seat performing arts studio that presents performances, workshops and classes in theater, music, puppetry and dance. The Other Mr. Gandhi is recommended for ages 13+. 90 minutes.

Fung Global Fellows Program

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The Fung Global Fellows Program, a year-long program for visiting scholars administered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, was launched by Princeton University in June 2012. Scholars working in the social sciences and humanities at institutions in any region of the world outside the United States who have received their PhD within the past ten years are invited to apply. The theme for the academic year 2013-14, the program's first year, is "Languages and Authority." Applications are due on November 1, 2012. For more information on the program, eligibility requirements and the application process: www.princeton.edu/funggfp/. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.
Best regards,

Beate

Beate Witzler
Assistant Director
Fung Global Fellows Program
Princeton Institute for International & Regional Studies
210E Aaron Burr Hall - Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
Tel: 609.258.2453 / Fax: 609.258.3988
Email: bwitzler@princeton.edu
http://www.princeton.edu/funggfp/

Screening of Jai Bhim Comrade
with acclaimed filmmaker Anand Patwardhan


One of two Minnesota screenings of India's most notable and acclaimed documentary filmmaker, Anand Patwardhan, will be screening and speaking about his newest, award-winning film Jai Bhim Comrade: The atrocity of caste, a tradition of reason, a song that will be sung. India's Dalit (oppressed) castes were abhorred as "untouchables". The film, shot over 14 years follows the music of protest of Maharashtra's Dalits. In an age of increasing bigotry and superstition, it is both a record of recent history as well as eloquent testimony to a rationalist tradition that has survived amongst the subaltern for thousands of years.


Date: Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Weitz Center for Creativity Theatre, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Series: Politics, Poetics and Piety: Voices from India's Margins - Two events honoring the work of Professor Eleanor Zelliot, Laird Bell Professor of History, emerita.


Professor Zelliot's acclaimed work on India spanned a broad range of topics and centuries. These two events seek to honor her commitment to documenting the poetics, piety and politics of dalits (oppressed castes), those who have often been relegated to the margins and whose histories and voices have often been forgotten. We take inspiration for these events from her extensive writing and research on the Indian saint traditions, as well as Ambedkar and the movements he inspired.

Sponsored by: Asian Studies, Religion, History, CAMS and the Zelliot Endowment for South Asian Art and Culture

The performance is free and open to the public. If you would like to reserve your free tickets, check the Carleton Asian Studies events site.

Carleton Event: Songs of Longing and Liberation

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Songs of Longing and Liberation


Concert and lecture/demo by classical Hindustani musicians Kalapini Komkali (vocalist),Raya Korgaokar (harmonium) and Sanjay Deshpande (tabla). Featuring the works of singer-saints, Kabir and Tukaram and the woman singer-saint, Mirabai whose poems of piety and protest are a part of a vibrant performance tradition that began in the Medieval period and continues through to this day.


Date: Monday, September 24th, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Weitz Center for Creativity Theatre, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Series: Politics, Poetics and Piety: Voices from India's Margins - Two events honoring the work of Professor Eleanor Zelliot, Laird Bell Professor of History, emerita.


Professor Zelliot's acclaimed work on India spanned a broad range of topics and centuries. These two events seek to honor her commitment to documenting the poetics, piety and politics of dalits (oppressed castes), those who have often been relegated to the margins and whose histories and voices have often been forgotten. We take inspiration for these events from her extensive writing and research on the Indian saint traditions, as well as Ambedkar and the movements he inspired.

Sponsored by: Asian Studies, History, Religion, Music and the Zelliot Endowment for South Asian Art and Culture

The performance is free and open to the public. If you would like to reserve your free tickets, check the Carleton Asian Studies events site.

Selected New Titles in Ames Library - September 2012

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Below you can read a list of selected new titles added to the Ames Library of South Asia in August 2012. Or click here to download a copy.

ICAS Book/Dissertation Prize Competition

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Consider submitting your book or dissertation to the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) Book Prize 2013 competition.

The ICAS established the Book Prize in 2004. Currently there are five awards:

-- Best study in the Humanities
-- Best study in the Social Sciences
-- Best dissertation in the Humanities
-- Best dissertation in the Social Sciences
-- The Colleagues' Choice Award.

Submission Deadline:
15 October 2012
For more information: http://www.icassecretariat.org/about-icas-book-prize

Talk: Genealogies of Software Capital in India

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Genealogies of Software Capital in India
by
Carol Upadhya,
Professor in the School of Social Sciences,
National Institute of Advanced Studies,
Bangalore, India


Date: Friday, October 5. 2012
Time: Coffee & Cookies 3:15 pm, Talk 3:30 pm
Place: 445 Blegen Hall
Series: Geography Coffee Hour (co-­‐sponsored with Sociology, Anthropology, and ICGC)

The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore announces a postdoctoral position under the collaborative research project with the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, entitled "The Great Transformation: Urban Land Markets, Livelihoods and the Growing Ecological Crisis in Asia's Cities".

The research project is part of a multi-disciplinary comparative study of neoliberal urban reforms in two Asian cities --Bangalore, India and Jakarta, Indonesia. The international research team will explore the formalization of urban land markets and growing privatization of services driven by neoliberal urban reforms, together with the related expansion in informal land tenure systems and economic activities. Utilizing a mixed methods research design, the project will examine how cities are undergoing distinct forms of urban neoliberalization, how articulations of distinct urban lifestyles are shifting, and how we should theorize and intervene in cities.

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