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Events

What's on

The South Asia Centre hosts a variety of events as part of LSE’s engagement with the region. Our events normally run from September to June. 

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Taliban and Democracy in Afghanistan

Venue: Vera Anstey Room, Main Building, LSE

Date/Time: Friday, 18 October, 6:30pm

Speaker: Antonio Giustozzi is Visiting Professor at King’s College London; Sarah Ashraf (@SarahAshraf01) is Manager, Policy & Research, Institute for Strategic Dialogue; Chris Sands (@ChrisSandsKabul) is Freelance Journalist who writes on Afghanistan.

Chair: Nilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre.

This event is free and open to all but Registration is essential.


 

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India's Foreign Policy

Venue: Vera Anstey Room, Main Building, LSE

Date/Time: Tuesday, 29 October, 6.30pm

Speaker: Ian Hall is Professor in the School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University, Brisbane.

Discussant: Kate Sullivan de Estrada (@Kate_SdE) is Associate Professor in the International Relations of South Asia, University of Oxford.

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee (@MukulikaB) is Director, LSE South Asia Centre, and Associate Professor in Anthropology at LSE. 

This event is in collaboration with LSE IDEAS.

 This event is free and open to all but Registration is essential.


 

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DSC Prize in South Asian Literature: Announcement of 2019 Shortlist

Venue: Shaw Library, Old Building, LSE

Date/Time: Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 6:30pm

Announcement of Shortlist for the 2019 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. The prize is an international literary award given annually to writers of any ethnicity or nationality writing about South Asia.

This is a ticketed event. If you would like to attend, please email Palvi Haria-Shah: Palvi@hyverhall.com


 

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New Perspectives on Pakistan's Political Economy

Venue: Vera Anstey Room, Main Building, LSE

Date/Time: Friday, 15 November, 6.30pm

Participants: Adnan Khan is Professor in Practice in the School of Public Policy, LSE; Matthew McCartney is Associate Professor in Political Economy and Human Development of South Asia, University of Oxford; Natalya Naqvi (@natalyanaqvi) is Assistant Professor in International Political Economy, LSE; Akbar Zaidi is Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.  

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee (@MukulikaB) is Director of the South Asia Centre, and Associate Professor in Anthropology at LSE. 

This event is free and open to all but Registration is essential.

This event is in collaboration with Bloomsbury Pakistan.


 

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Nation, Gender and Religion: The Many Lives of Freda Bedi

Venue: Vera Anstey Room, Main Building, LSE

Date/Time: Friday, 29 November, 6.30pm

Participants: David Arnold is Emeritus Professor in History, University of Warwick; Katie Hickman (@khickmanauthor) is the authour of She-Merchants, Buccaneers and Gentlewomen: British Women in India 1600 – 1900 (2019); Andrew Whitehead (@john_pether) is a journalist and author.

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee (@MukulikaB) is Director of the South Asia Centre, and Associate Professor in Anthropology at LSE. 

This event is free and open to all but Registration is essential.


 

The Indian Empire at War

India's Great War: Forgotten Personal Stories of 1914-18

Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Date/Time: Thursday, 5 December, 6.30pm

Speaker: George Morton-Jack (@GMortonJack) is a historian, and the author of the acclaimed The Indian Empire at War (2018).

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee (@MukulikaB) is Director, LSE South Asia Centre, and Associate Professor in Anthropology at LSE / Nilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre.

This is a ticketed event; please click here to buy tickets. 

This event is in collaboration with the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia.


 

John Darwin The Empire Project

Lord Curzon’s Lament: India and the British World, 1857-1947

Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Date/Time: Thursday, 6 February, 6.30pm

Speaker: John Darwin is Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. 

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee (@MukulikaB) is Director of the South Asia Centre, and Associate Professor in Anthropology at LSE / Nilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, South Asia Centre, LSE.

This is a ticketed event; please click here to buy tickets. 

This event is in collaboration with the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia.


 

Katie Hickman She Merchants

She-Merchants, Buccaneers and Gentlewomen

Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Date/Time: Thursday, 12 March, 6.30pm

Speaker: Katie Hickman (@khickmanauthor) is the authour of She-Merchants, Buccaneers and Gentlewomen: British Women in India 1600 – 1900 (2019). 

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee (@MukulikaB) is Director, LSE South Asia Centre, and Associate Professor in Anthropology at LSE / Nilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, South Asia Centre, LSE.

This is a ticketed event; please click here to buy tickets. 

This event is in collaboration with the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia.


 

Dr Sam Goodman

Keeping their Spirits Up: Alcohol, Diet and Doctoring during the Siege of Lucknow

Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Date/Time: Monday, 6 April, 6.30pm

Speaker: Sam Goodman (@drsamgoodman) is Principal Academic in English & Communication, Bournemouth University. 

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee (@MukulikaB) is Director of the South Asia Centre, and Associate Professor in Anthropology at LSE / Nilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre.

This is a ticketed event; please click here to buy tickets. 

This event is in collaboration with the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia.


 

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The Railways of the Raj

Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Date/Time: Monday, 11 May, 6.30pm

Speaker: Christian Wolmar is a distinguished railway historian and transport commentator. 

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee (@MukulikaB) is Director, LSE South Asia Centre, and Associate Professor in Anthropology at LSE / Nilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre.

This is a ticketed event; please click here to buy tickets. 

This event is in collaboration with the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia.