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The South Asia Centre hosts a wide variety of events to encourage engagement between South Asia and the LSE.

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'Eventually things will have to get better.' 

Remembering Asma Jahangir (1952-2018)

This event is in collaboration with Bloomsbury Pakistan.

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building (NAB), LSE 

Date/Time: Thursday, 21 June, 6:30-8 pm

Speaker: Amartya Sen and Ibn Abdur Rehman

Moderator: Amber Darr

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee

Amartya Sen is Thomas W Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics & Philosophy, Harvard University.

Ibn Abdur Rehman is a peace and human rights advocate. He is a recipient of the International Nuremberg Human Rights Award in 2003, and of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Peace and International Understanding in 2004.

Amber Darr (@AmberMDarr) holds a PhD in Law from University College London. She is also a Barrister an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and has a deep interest in minority rights issues in Pakistan. She is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Law, Economics & Society at University College London.

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

This event is now sold out. If you would like to attend the event, we encourage you to write to us at southasiacentre@lse.ac.uk to be placed on the Waiting List. We allow Waiting List attendees to enter from 6.28 pm on the day of the event if ticket-holders do not show up. Thank you.  


 

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'Bengal Shadows'

A Documentary Screening on the Bengal Famine of 1943

This screening is in collaboration with the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival 2018

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building (NAB), LSE 

Date/Time: Friday, 22 June, 6:30-8 pm

Directors: Joy Banerjee and Partho Bhattacharya. Duration: 48 minutes; Languages: English & French. Watch the trailer here.

Discussants: Amartya Sen and Tirthankar Roy

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee

'Bengal Shadows' is about the 1943 famine in Bengal, India which led to the death of 3-5 million people. Several historian, researchers and scholars have argued that the role of then British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and more generally, Britain’s imperial war-time policies, is central to this, and that it was in effect a ‘man-made’ tragedy. The documentary features conversations with historians and researchers, along with those who have seen this tragedy unfold. 

Amartya Sen is Thomas W Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics & Philosophy, Harvard University.

Tirthankar Roy is Professor of Economic History at LSE.

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

This is a ticketed event. Please note that tickets once purchased are non-refundable. Click here to buy tickets.

NOTE: The online ticketing system requires mandatory Student ID/Ref. Number. If you do not have one, please type 'N/A' in that field. If you continue to have further issues with your purchase, please write to southasiacentre@lse.ac.uk.

Image credit: Still from Bengal Shadows.

  

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Social Media, Journalism and Free Speech

Speaker: Rana Ayyub

In conversation with Salil Tripathi

Venue: Vera Anstey Room, OLD, , LSE 

Date/Time: Monday, 2 July 2018, 4pm – 5.30pm

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee

This event is in collaboration with English PEN and Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

Salil Tripathi (@saliltripathi) is an award winning journalist. He is currently Chair of PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee, is Senior Advisor on Global Issues at the Institute for Human Rights and Business, London and is contributing editor at Mint and The Caravan magazine, India.

Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) was a former editor with Tehelka magazine, and is presently an independent journalist and writer based between Delhi and Mumbai. She is the author of Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up (2016). She was given the Sanskriti Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2011.

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

This event is open to all. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Image credit: Photo taken at Pushkar, India by Fancycrave on Unsplash.