Michaelmas Term 2015

Past Events

 Read about our past events in Michaelmas Term 2015 and access podcasts and blog posts.


(Re)Doing Respectable Femininity: Issues of Gender and Class among ‘New Women’ of Bangladesh 

An LSE Sociology Social Inequalities Research Cluster Session

Dr. Nazia Hussein will be presenting extracts from her ongoing research. She is a Teaching Fellow in Sociology. Her research interests are in the areas of gender, class, ethnicity and religion in South Asia and more specifically Bangladesh. 

Wednesday, 2nd December 2016



Made in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Sri Lanka: The Labor Behind the Global Garments and Textiles Industries by Sanchita Banerjee Saxena

Friday 27 November 2015

Dr Sanchita Banerjee Saxena will discuss her recent book, which explores the labour behind the global garment and textiles industries. Click here for more details on the book. Video available here



DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Shortlisting Announcement

An LSE South Asia Centre event

Thursday 26 November 2015



Lord Meghnad Desai - 'A Revolutionary Act: The Making of the Indian Constitution'

Thursday 26 November 2015

This special lecture celebrates the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution by the Government of India on 26 November 1949.  



Bihar Vidhan Sabha Election Results 2015

A South Asia Centre Global Hangout Discussion

Speakers: Giles Veniers, Jeffrey Witsoe, Manisha Priyam, Milan Vaishnav, Neelanjan Sircar, Pranav Gupta, Sarthak Bagchi

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee

To see the video of the converstion click here.



In conversation with Amartya Sen

Friday 6 November 2015

Speaker: Professor Amartya Sen

Chair: Professor Lord Stern

At this event Amartya Sen will be in conversation about his latest publication, The Country of First Boys, which is a new collection of cultural essays in which Sen examines social justice and welfare, by addressing some of the fundamental issues of our time like deprivation, disparity, hunger, illiteracy, alienation, globalisation, media, freedom of speech, injustice, inequality, exclusion, and exploitation.

Listen to the podcast here. Read the Storify of the event here.



Justice, Accountability and Human Rights in India

In partnership with LSE Human Rights  and the India Study Group

Wednesday 21 October 2015

Speaker: Dushyant Dave
Chair: Professor Chetan Bhatt

Listen to the podcast here.



Shobhana Bhartia in conversation with Mukulika Banerjee

Tuesday 13 October 2015

Speaker: Shobhana Bhartia
Chair: Mukulika Banerjee

The podcast and video are available here.



The Political and the International: Reflections on the Singapore Mutiny 1915

Thursday 24 September 2015

Speaker: Dr Itty Abraham 
Chair: Professor William A. Callahan

The mutiny by Indian army soldiers in Singapore in February 1915 is usually dismissed as a footnote in the conjoined histories of World War I, Empire, and decolonisation.  One reason why the mutiny is marginalised in national historiographies is because it does not conform to a politics that seeks the formation of an independent territorial nation-state as its inevitable conclusion.  Dr Abraham returns to that initial moment to argue that the Singapore mutiny offers a unique window into the processes shaping and regulating an emergent space of the international, a novel imaginary describing an unsettled zone of attraction and desire.  A close reading of soldiers’ letters and official reports traces a transnational web of subversive actors and actions outlining an anti-colonial politics of equality and emancipation uncontaminated by the desire for national liberation. 

Dr Itty Abraham is Associate Professor in the Department of Southeast Asian studies at the National University of Singapore.