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Events

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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. 

LSE HAS DECIDED TO POSTPONE PUBLIC EVENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE REVISIT THIS PAGE LATER.

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Becoming Bangladesh

VenueYangtze Lecture Theatre, Centre Building, LSE

Date/Time: Tuesday, 17 March, 6:00pm

Speakers: Julian Francis (via Skype) worked for Oxfam-run camps for refugees in the border areas of India in 1971 during the Liberation War; Sara Hossain is a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, and an activist; Nayanika Mookherjee (@NakaMookherjee) is Professor in Anthropology, Durham University, and author of Spectral Wound: Sexual Violence, Public Memories and the Bangladesh War of 1971 (2015, Duke University Press; 2016 Zubaan -- Awards: Second place BBC’s Ethnography Award, and AAA’s Feminist Anthropology Book Award), and with Najmunnahar Keya has published in 2019 an award winning graphic novel: Birangona; Martin Woollacott was Correspondent for The Guardian, reporting on the Bangladesh Liberation War from Dhaka in 1971.

H. E. Saida Muna Tasneem (@BdhcLondon), Hon'ble High Commissioner of the People's Republic of Bangladesh to the United Kingdom will be present. 

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


 

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Roundtable: "Religious Offence" in South Asia Today

Venue: Vera Anstey Suite, Main Building, LSE

Date/Time: Tuesday, 9 June, 6:00pm

SpeakersDaniel Aguirre (@KDanielAguirre) is Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Roehampton; Mahvish Ahmad (@mahvishahmad) is Assistant Professor in Human Rights and Politics, LSE; Edward Anderson (@edanderson101) is Visiting Fellow, South Asia Centre, LSE; David Bergman (@TheDavidBergman) is a human rights activist and journalist writing on Bangladesh; Michael Charney (@ShiellMc62) is Professor of Asian and Military History, SOAS; Amber Darr (@AmberMDarr) is Senior Fellow, UCL, and Lecturer, Coventry University; Kathinka Froystad (@kfroystad) is Professor in Anthopology, University of Oslo; Sara Hossain is a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, and an activist; Paul Rollier is Assistant Professor in South Asian Studies, University of St. Gallen.

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

This event is in collaboration with LSE SU South Asia Society.

Please visit this page in mid-May to register for the event.

This venue is not accessible to wheelchair users.


 

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The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Date/Time: Monday, 6 July, 6.30pm

Speaker: William Dalrymple (@DalrympleWill) is the bestselling author of In XanaduCity of DjinnsFrom the Holy MountainThe Age of KaliWhite MughalsThe Last Mughal and, most recently, Nine Lives. A recipient of several awards, was appointed Whitney J. Oates Visiting Fellow in Humanities at Princeton University in 2012.

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

Please visit this page in mid-May to register for the event. 

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

This venue is fully accessible to wheelchair users.