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November 2020

IRIS Book Club Virtual Meeting

November 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom Webinar, 1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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IRIS Book Club Virtual Meeting – The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani Discussion led by Zara Chowdhary (Lecturer, Hindi, UW-Madison) Zoom access coming soon

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CSA Fall Lecture Series: Ramya Ramanath

November 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar, 1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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The contents of the built environment that silhouette an urban terrain may be nowhere more in flux than in Mumbai, India. In her book, A Place to Call Home: Women as Agents of Change in Mumbai, Ramya Ramanath, Associate Professor of International Public Service at DePaul University in Chicago, foregrounds experiences of a diverse group of 120 women recently displaced from the slums of Mumbai and resettled in high-rise public housing to show how a history of tumultuous urban planning decisions can help and hinder an under-heeded population of those who call the city home. Extracts of conversations with the women, documented at various stages in their pre- and post-resettlement experiences, richly illustrate the nuances and aspirations of their everyday lives to shade our understanding of personal, familial and extrafamilial change. Through four core chapters, the women recollect their first homes in the city’s slums followed by their responses to the forced disruption from massive government-led demolitions, their negotiations with state and non-state actors, and their eventual move into secure high-rise housing. The book concludes with descriptions of how they are proactively reconstructing their post-settlement lives and livelihoods and advocating for reconsideration of their new surroundings and ways of life. Their call for the full, continual and differentiated engagement of their ideas and actions has implications for future planning, design, monitoring, and evaluation of place-making processes, particularly now when the exigency to build a more inclusive, viable and homey life is felt in neighborhoods and cities across the globe.

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South Asia Book Awards: Padma Venaktraman

November 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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South Asia Book Awards Meet the Winners Discussion Series with Padma Venaktraman, author of The Bridge Home

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December 2020

CSA Fall Lecture Series: Vasugi Kailasam

December 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Zoom Webinar, 1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Through this talk, I want to trace the mobile genre of the “refugee narrative” in Sri Lankan Tamil writing. By looking at the Sri Lankan Tamil novel Mmm written by the author Shoba Shakthi, translated into English as Traitor, this talk examines if the Tamil refugee narrative can embody ideas of displacement and belonging in terms of both thematic and formal elements which might, in turn contribute to the creation of a uniquely Sri Lankan subjecthood that can frame discourses of statehood and reconciliation.

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March 2021

Anti-Asian Sentiment: The Student Experience

March 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom Webinar, 1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Tev Lee of the UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center will moderate a discussion with undergraduate Thida Hok Chong (President, KΓ Chapter for ΣΛΓ National Sorority Inc. ; Treasurer, Multicultural Greek Council); and Yale Medical School student…

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April 2021

Center for South Asia End-of-Year Gathering

April 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom Webinar, 1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Details forthcoming

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Center for South Asia end-of-year gathering

April 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar, 1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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More info forthcoming. April 22, 2021, 12:00PM Central Center for South Asia End-of-year Event

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October 2021

Stories on Afghan Women, Art, and Everything in Between

October 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Zoom Webinar, 1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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While the conflict in Afghanistan is complex and spans multiple ideological, political, economic, military, and security dimensions, the images of Afghan women have been oftentimes reduced to oppressed subjects who need to be saved from…

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February 2022

UW Cinematheque and CSA New Indian Film Series 2022

February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4070 Vilas Hall, 4070, Vilas Hall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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UW Cinematheque will screen two new Indian films as part of its Spring 2022 Cinema Series. Co-sponsored by Center for South Asia Special thanks to Dr. Darshana Sreedhar Mini and Dr. Sarah Beckham Location: Vilas…

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March 2022

CALS Global Conversations: South Asia

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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CALS Global Conversations: South Asia

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