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'Another India': Decolonization, Humanistic Legacies, and Social Science Practice- Chandan Gowda

YaleCHESS is delighted to host a lecture by Chandan Gowda, ‘Another India’: Decolonization, Humanistic Legacies, and Social Science Practice.

Gowda is Ramakrishna Hegde Chair Professor of Decentralization and Development at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengalaru. He will be speaking in Luce Hall (room 203), 34 Hillhouse Avenue.

Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers

This event is at full capacity.

Doors will open at 7:00 PM. All ticket holders must arrive by 7:15 PM, after which time tickets will be released to waitlisted patrons.

All members of a reservation must be present to be admitted. (I.e., if a reservation for two seats has been made, these seats must be claimed simultaneously.)

The Black Indian Ocean: Slavery, Religion, and Identity (1400-1700)

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music will host a one-day webinar and interdisciplinary symposium organized by ISM fellow Dr. Janie Cole. “The Black Indian Ocean: Slavery, Religion, and Identity (1400-1700)” will explore new perspectives on the impact of slavery and patterns of migration and displacement across the Indian Ocean on Afro-Asian communities, their cultural manifestations and soundscapes, and how religion, faith and ritual were articulated in acts of identity, oppression, and resistance in the early modern world.

Love Songs of South India: Spirit and Sensuality in the Tamil Kirtana and Padam

All are welcome to a lecture, performance and reception co-sponsored by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and the Yale South Asian Studies Council.

3:30-5:00 p.m. Lecture by Professor Davesh Soneji, “Unbounded Tunes: Genealogies of Musical Pluralism in Modern South India.” Respondent: Prof. Anna Morcom (Sambhi Chair in Indian Music, UCLA)

5:00-5:45 p.m. Reception

Tanmoy Sharma: Corporations and the Countryside: Natural Resources and Rural Politics at the Margins of Modern India

The core of the Agrarian Studies Program’s activities is a weekly colloquium organized around an annual theme. Invited specialists send papers in advance that are the focus of an organized discussion by the faculty and graduate students associated with the colloquium.
This topic embraces, inter alia, the study of mutual perceptions between countryside and city, and patterns of cultural and material exchange, extraction, migration, credit, legal systems, and political order that link them.

Citizens vs Labharthi?

Given the centrality of welfare in the BJP’s electoral discourse, it is important to ask if there is a distinct BJP welfare model. If so, how do the two different narratives on welfare – the ‘revadi’ and the ‘labharthi’ – reconcile to shape this model? Crucially, what are its implications for the character of the welfare state, the role it plays in enabling citizen rights and claim making and more broadly the dynamics of citizen-state relations?

Dalit Art and Writing on a Global Stage

The recent online hate campaign against a Dalit woman writer has raised urgent concerns with far reaching consequences for the wider fields of literary criticism and cultural studies. The nascent and emergent Dalit Letters in English has exploded into view some hitherto unsettled questions around ownership, inspiration, plagiarism, female creativity, and artistic ethicality with respect to Dalit art.

Unlocking Digital Public Infrastructure for Global Growth & Inclusion

Digital public infrastructure is quietly transforming the world, accelerating economic development and transforming economies. Can it also include the excluded, who face challenges in digital access? And is India’s transformative model of digital inclusion possible for low-income countries globally? Join us for a conversation about the promise and challenges in scaling digital public infrastructure, featuring Dr. Pramod Varma, a pioneer of digital public infrastructure in India and beyond.

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