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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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The Indian Republic at 70: Crisis or Continuity? 

Venue: LSE Lecture Theatre, Centre Building, Houghton Street, LSE

Date/Time: Monday, 27 January, 6:30pm

Speakers: Mukulika Banerjee (@MukulikaB) is Director, South Asia Centre, and Associate Professor in Anthropology, LSE; Shruti Kapila (@shrutikapila) is Lecturer in History, University of Cambridge; Basharat Peer (@BasharatPeer) is Editor (Opinion section), The New York Times. 

Chair: Rajesh Venugopal (@rajeshvenugopal) is Associate Professor in International Development, LSE.

This event is free and open to all but Registration is mandatory. Seating will be on a first-come first-served basis.

This venue is accessible to wheelchair users.


 

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Rakhine, Assam and Citizenship in India

Venue: Vera Anstey Suite, Main Building, LSE

Date/Time: Tuesday, 4 February, 6:00pm

Speakers: Daniel Aguirre (@KDanielAguirre) is Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Roehampton; Mabrur Ahmed (@restlessmabrur) is Founder and Co-Director of Restless Beings; Rahima Begum (@RestlessRahima) is Founder and Co-Director of Restless Beings; Meenakshi Ganguly (@mg2411) is South Asia Director at Human Rights Watch UK; and Tarunabh Khaitan (@tarunkhaitan) is Professor of Public Law and Legal Theory and the Hackney Fellow in Law at Wadham College, University of Oxford (via Skype).

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

This event is free and open to all but Registration is mandatory. Seating will be on a first-come first-served basis.

This venue is not accessible to wheelchair users.


 

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Governance & Public Sector Modernisation in Sri Lanka

Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Date/Time: Thursday, 6 February, 4-6.30 pm

Panelists: Ali Cheema (LUMS, Lahore); Michael Moore (Sussex); Susil Premajayantha (H’ble Minister for International Cooperation); S Ranugge (Chairman, National Salaries & Cadre Commission); and Chandima Wickramasinghe (Additional Secretary, Presidential Secretariat).

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

This event is by invitation only. Please write to Ms Dilshani Dias <dilshani.dias@undp.org> if you would like to attend.

This event is in collaboration with UNDP, Sri Lanka and the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo.  


 

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: Edward Anderson is Fellow, 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.

This venue is fully accessible to wheelchair users.


 

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: 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.

This venue is fully accessible to wheelchair users.


 

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: 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.

This venue is fully accessible to wheelchair users.


 

Railways of Raj

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: Edward Anderson is Fellow, 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.

This venue is fully accessible to wheelchair users.