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February 2021

Spring Lecture Series: Ravi Mariwala (Founder and CEO of Smaart Water), “Sustainable Water in India: Challenges on the Ground”

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar, 1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Madison, WI 53706 United States

Typical water sources in Rural India India receives abundant water through a fairly predictable and periodic monsoon every year. However, the ground realities are quite different. Majority of the households do not have tap water…

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Spring Lecture Series: Maestro Chitravina N Ravikiran, “Language and Literature in Carnatic (South Indian) Classical Music”

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar, 1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Madison, WI 53706 United States

Carnatic music is one of India’s two classical systems of music and is predominantly practiced in South India and by people of South Indian origin in many parts of the world. One of its most…

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Spring Lecture Series: Yashica Dutt, “Indian Matchmaking, Caste, and the South Asian Diaspora”

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom Webinar, 1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Madison, WI 53706 United States

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March 2021

Spring Lecture Series: Lomarsh Roopnarine, “Indo-Caribbean Migration, Cultural Continuity, Change and Identity Formation”

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom Webinar, 1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Madison, WI 53706 United States

Between 1838 and 1920 western colonial governments transported about 500,000 indentured Asians from India to the Caribbean. The arrival of these indentured laborers was in response to a labor shortage emerging from the gradual withdrawal…

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Spring Lecture Series: Tania Saeed, “Islamophobia and the South Asian Community in Britain”

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom Webinar, 1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Madison, WI 53706 United States

Dr. Tania Saeed is Associate Professor of Sociology at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). She is trained as a qualitative researcher with a focus on Comparative and…

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Spring Lecture Series: Jonathan Durr

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar, 1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Madison, WI 53706 United States

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Spring Lecture Series: Michael Silvestri, “Spies, Sailors and Revolutionaries: Bengali Revolutionary Networks and British Imperial Intelligence between the World Wars”

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar, 1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Madison, WI 53706 United States

After an attempt to assassinate Sir John Anderson, British Governor of Bengal, the would be assassin is carried away, 1934. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) After the 1905 Partition of Bengal, nationalist…

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April 2021

Spring Lecture Series: Erum Haider

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar, 1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Madison, WI 53706 United States

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Spring Lecture Series: Panel Presentation, “Presence, Prescience, and Re-Presentation in Photographic Afterlives”

April 15 @ 3:00 am - 4:30 pm
Zoom Webinar, 1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Madison, WI 53706 United States

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Spring Lecture Series: Namita Wahi, “The Right to Property and Economic Development: How Property Saved Democracy in India”

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar, 1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Madison, WI 53706 United States

The Fundamental Right to Property enjoys the unique distinction of not only being the second most contentious provision in the drafting of the Indian Constitution at the time of its adoption in 1950, but also…

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