We are pleased to announce that Piyali Bhattacharya, recent graduate from UW-Madison’s MFA program, will be reading from her new anthology Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion. The book launch and discussion will take place this Thursday, October 20th at 7pm at the Dragonfly Lounge (401 E. Washington Ave.) Please note that this event coincides with the Annual Conference on South Asia, though it is not part of it.
UW-Madison language students have come together to create the Hindi-Urdu Language Association (HULA).The mission of HULA is to provide students interested in Hindi/Urdu with opportunities to speak and learn about the language, as well as opportunities to connect with other students. These goals are met through biweekly language tables, and through events such as movie screenings that develop appreciation for the language and surrounding culture of Hindi/Urdu. The organization is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. To find out more about upcoming events, contact Elizabeth Thill or visit the HULA facebook page.
The Fall 2016 Annual News Report is out! We, at the University of Wisconsin Madison’s Center for South Asia, would like to wel-come you to this issue of our newsletter. We hope it provides an opportunity to learn more about our current activities and initiatives. View the pdf version of the newsletter here.
On Oct.19, the UW Law School will host a special half-day event for the launch of its new online archive, “Bhopal: Law, Accidents, and Disasters in India–A Digital Archive initiated by Marc Galanter.” The day will feature a keynote lecture by Prof. Jayanth Krishnan (Indiana University) on the contributions of Marc Galanter to legal studies scholarship on India, and a panel on “Law and Accidents in South Asia,” featuring Maryam Khan (IDEAS, Pakistan), Kim Fortun (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), and Chaumtoli Huq (attorney and founder of Law@theMargins). The preliminary program is available online.
The Center for South Asia has been selected to host Fulbright Pakistan’s Fall entry seminar. This November, CSA will host over 160 masters and doctoral students before they depart to their respective campuses across the US. Their stay will include cultural excursions in and around the Madison area, as well as academic seminars and discussions on social movements in the US.
UW-Madison’s International Division and Center for South Asia have partnered to bring you “Focus on India,” a semester-long program highlighting, encouraging, and catalyzing the current and potential collaborative work being done between UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students and Indian institutions and individuals. The Kickoff Reception will be on Thursday, September 22 from 5:00-7:00PM at the University Club at 803 State St. on Library Mall. If you have any questions about this event or about Focus on India, please contact Anjali Sridharan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 263-1392, otherwise please RSVP by September 15 via the evite so that we can welcome you on that date.
Read more about the initiative online.
The SABA award committee is delighted to announce our highly committed titles for 2016!
A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic by Lisa Papademetriou (Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
Crane Boy by Diana Cohn, illustrated by Youme (Cinco Puntos Press)
My Friend is Hindu by Khadija Ejaz (Purple Toad Publishing)
Sona and the Wedding Game by Kashmira Sheth, illustrations by Yoshiko Jaeggi (Peacetree Publishers)
Visit the SABA website for more information!
On June 2nd, 5-8 pm, at Villager Mall (2234 S. Park Street), the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium at UW-Madison, in collaboration with the UW-Madison South Madison Partnership office, and the Urban League of Greater Madison, is pleased to bring you this annual, family-friendly, internationally-focused community event. South Madison International Community Night will showcase four performances, community-sponsored activity tables, and a variety of information booths. Madison’s “Let’s Eat Out,” coalition of independently-owned food carts, will provide a number of international food options.
Events will include perfromances by Tani Diakite & DanzTrad:
Tani Diakite is a musical force who has inspired an entire community of artists. With his Kamale n’goni, a West African ancestor to the banjo, and his plaintive singing, he never fails to drop
the deepest blues around.
DanzTrad: Danza Tradicional Mexicana will perform passionate versions of traditional Mexican folk dances, promoting the fusion of cultures, music, and traditions of Mexico.
Check out the article below on last year’s South Madison International Community Night: http://news.wisc.edu/south-madison-international-community-night/
When: June 2nd, 5-8 pm
Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7, University Club Banquet Room
In commemoration of Reformation Year (2017), the 500th Anniversary of Luther’s 95 Theses, Global Reformations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison aims to decenter the relationship between religion and early modernity around the globe. View the schedule here.