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RCHA Public Lecture: Leela Gandhi (John Hawkes Professor of the Humanities and English, Brown University): "Utonal Life: A Genealogy for Global Ethics"

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 07, 2017, 04:30PM - 06:00PM
RCHA Public Lecture: Leela Gandhi (John Hawkes Professor of the Humanities and English, Brown University):

"Utonal Life: A Genealogy for Global Ethics"

Reception following

Location
Rutgers Academic Building, 15 Seminary Place, West Wing, Room 6051

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Street Politics: Or How to Survive Global Urbanism in India

A Celebration of Recently Published Rutgers Faculty Authors

There will be a book discussion from 4:30-6:00 PM followed by a reception from 6:00-7:00 PM at the Zimmerli Art Museum on Tuesday, April 2016.

For more information about the event and to find out how to RSVP, click here for the even flyer.

AMESALL Presents: "The Jew In The Crown" A Discussion with Aamir Mufti

Thursday, April 7, 2016 5:30 pm - 7 pm (Reception 5:30-6pm)

Pane Room, Alexander Library

Some of the most innovative and influential works in the humanities and the social sciences in the last two decades were those that cast "comparative perspectives on South Asia and the Middle East." Engaging Aamir Mufti's (UCLA) groundbreaking work in the comparative study of South Asia and the Middle East, beginning with Enlightenment in the Colony: The Jewish Question and the Crisis of Postcolonial Culture (Princeton, 2007), this discussion will focus on scholarship that typically goes beyond area studies models despite working within specific areas, and while displaying social scientific scrutiny, also frames larger historical and theoretical contexts of global, humanistic relevance.

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Screening of Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai (Muzaffarnagar eventually) followed by Director Q&A with Nakul Sawhney

March 31, 2016 11 am - 2 pm

Meeting Room B, Douglass Campus Center, 100 George Street, New Brunswick

In September 2013, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Uttar Pradesh, India, witnessed one of India's worst anti-Muslim pogroms. More than 100 people were killed and 80,000 people displaced. In the past, the two districts have seen relative harmony between Muslims and Hindus. Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai... ('Muzaffarnagar eventually...') (136 min.) asks: What happened this time?

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Reclaiming Home: Resisting Exclusion in India Today
March 23, 5pm
Pane Room, Alexander Library, 169 College Ave
Reflecting on recent protests among prominent writers and the Indian Writers' Forum's broader opposition to censorship, Githa Hariharan reads from and speaks about her newest book, Almost Home.
What does a medieval city in South India have in common with Washington D.C.? How do people in Kashmir imagine the freedom they long for? Who does Delhi, city of grand monuments and hidden slums, actually belong to? Most of all, what makes a city, or any place, home?
In a series of intricately carved essays combining memoir with historical narrative, anecdote with poetry, Almost Home explores cities through the lives of people, and how they see home and belonging.

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New Perspectives on the Comparative Study of South Asia and the Middle East
Friday, January 29, 2016, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Teleconference Hall, Alexander Library, 169 College Ave

Some of the most innovative and influential works in the humanities and the social sciences in the last two decades were those that cast "comparative perspectives on South Asia and the Middle East." This conference will focus on scholarship that typically goes beyond area studies models despite working within specific areas, and while displaying social scientific scrutiny, also frames larger historical and theoretical contexts of global, humanistic relevance. Its questions and contexts, which seem to have formed common discursive grounds as we speak, range from "minority" in multiple Middle Eastern and South Asian social and religious, historical and contemporary frames (South Asian, "Islamicate," Persianate, Ottoman, Indian etc.) to the rather more provocative issue of the theoretical relevance of the "Jewish question" in South Asia; from the question of "global Arabic" and the particularities of non-Western secularisms to the globalization of "caste injustice" and the alternative modernities of India, Pakistan, Turkey, and Israel in a comparative setting. In addition to outlining the common discursive grounds that "comparative perspectives on South Asia and the Middle East" have developed in the last decades, this trans-disciplinary conference will also address specific historical and theoretical questions that currently occupy scholars from different fields to enrich our understanding of the common grounds in question.

Guests include: Aamir Mufti (UCLA) Jassal Smita (Middle East Technical University, Ankara) Mujib Rehman (Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi) Rajeev Bhargava (CSDS, Delhi) Sebnem Akcapar (South Asian University, Delhi) Shail Mayaram(CSDS, Delhi)
Sponsors: The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA) • The Office of the Executive VicePresident for Academic Affairs • The Office of the Dean of Humanities • African, Middle Eastern, and South AsianLanguages and Literatures (AMESALL) • Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) • South Asian Studies Program (SASP)

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For full details, visit:http://www.amesall.rutgers.edu/calendar-of-events/icalrepeat.detail/2016/01/29/48/-/new-perspectives-on-the-comparative-study-of-south-asia-and-the-middle-east

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