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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. All events in Michaelmas 2020 listed below are online.  


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OUTRAGE: 'Religious Offence' in South Asia Today

Date/Time: Tuesday, 27 October/3-5:00pm UK Time.

Speakers: Utsav Bains (@utsavbains) is a Human Rights lawyer based in New Delhi; Amber Darr (@AmberMDarr) is a Barrister and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and Lecturer in Law, Coventry University;  Paul Fuller lectures in Buddhist studies at Bath Spa University, and specialises in Buddhist philosophy and engaged Buddhism; Kathinka Frøystad (@kfroystad) is Professor in Modern Asian Studies, University of Oslo; Iselin Frydenlund (@IselinFryd) is Professor at the MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, 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; Arild Engelsen Ruud (@e_arild) is Professor of South Asia Studies, University of Oslo.

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

This event is free; please click here to register for the event to receive the Livestream link and further updates.


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SUHELDEV: The King Who Saved India

Date/Time: Wednesday, 11 November/4-5:30pm UK Time.

Author Amish Tripathi (@authoramish),  Director, Nehru Centre, London, and author of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India will be in conversation with Nilanjan Sarkar Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre, whose research interest is in the history of medieval India. 

This event is part of the 100 Foot Journey Club, held in collaboration with the High Commission of India in the UK.

Please click here to register free for this event, and to receive the Livestream link and updates.


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Date/Time: Tuesday, 17 November/4-5:30pm UK Time.

Speakers: Michael Cox is Professor, LSE IDEAS, and is author of a new history of LSE, 'The School: LSE and the Making of the Modern World' (forthcoming); Sue Donnelly is Archivist, London School of Economics and Political Science; Kevin Morgan is Professor of Politics and History, University of Manchester, and has published extensively on the Webbs; Chris Renwick (@ChrisRenwick) is Senior Lecturer in Modern History, University of York, and author of British Sociology’s Lost Biological Roots: A History of Futures Past and Bread for All: The Origins of the Welfare State.

Moderator: Andrew Harrop (@andrew_harrop) is General Secretary, Fabian Society.

ChairNilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre. 

This event is part of LSE 125 Years anniversary celebrations, and in collaboration with Fabian Society.