The Center for South Asia is pleased to present the a film series for the 2015 semester entitled “Imagining India”! This series will explore the many ways in which Indian identity has been imagined through film. Visit the website for more information.
CSA is proud to share the news of a friend and past UW faculty member (1969-73, 1974-75) George Hart has just been awarded the Padma Shri, among the highest honors given by the Government of India. Dr. Hart, Professor Emeritus in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies.
Please join us in congratulating Professor Hart for this richly deserved honor!
Read the print release here.
Please join the CSA Director, Associate Director and staff for a Welcome-back-to-Campus Lunch!! This Thursday, January 22nd at noon in 206 Ingraham Hall. We hope to see you there!
The Ruth Davis Design Gallery presents Woven Gardens of Hope: Afghan Women’s Carpets
Friday January 23, 2015 – Sunday March 1, 2015 Through stunning traditional Afghan carpets and textiles, the exhibition presents an artisanal tradition in an innovative model of social entrepreneurship. See the press release here.
James Blumenthal, an associate professor in the School of History, Philosophy and Religion, died Oct. 8 from complications after a long struggle with cancer. He was 47.
Blumenthal received his PhD in 1999 in the Department of South Asian Studies at UW-Madison under the direction of Geshe Sopa and Professor David Knipe. Jim was an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University. A gathering of his friends will come together in Madison during the Annual Conference on South Asia, to share their memories of Jim. Please join and share the date and time with others who may want to be a part of this memorial:
Jim Blumenthal Memorial Gathering
Friday, October 17th, 2014
Wisconsin Ballroom (2nd floor),
Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W. Dayton Street, Madison WI
More information about James’ life and his career can be found on the Oregon State website.
Our Celebrate India at Family Fun Night was a great success! To quote attendee Ryan Derflinger:
“I am as excited about this program as I am about those [other] high-priced programs – and this is FREE and RIGHT IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD – and I can bring my child!”
Ryan added, “It was even better than I expected!”
Don’t miss the next event! Check the facebook page regularly for up-to-date info about South Asia-related events in the community!
Please join us for the 2014 South Asia Book Award Ceremony honoring Elizabeth Suneby, author of Razia’s Ray of Hope: One Girl’s Dream of an Education, with the 2014 SABA Award Book for Children, Jennifer Bradbury, author of A Moment Comes, with the 2014 SABA Award Book for Young Adults, and Farhana Zia, author of The Garden of My Imaan, with the 2014 SABA Honor. For more information visit the SABA website.
Alumni from the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia Liyanage Amarakeerthi has been awarded the 2014 Swarnapusthaka Award for his second novel ‘Kurulu Hadavatha’ (A bird’s heart). To read more visit the The Nation’s website here.
Read more about it at UW News