Thursday, April 12, 2012, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Prof. Tejaswini Ganti (NYU):
Title: Producing Bollywood: The Social and Institutional Transformations of the Hindi Film Industry
(hosted by Prof. Ulla Berg)
BIO, Room 302

Co-sponsored with South Asian Studies Program & Dept of Journalism and Media Studies/SCI

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012,4:00-6:30 p.m.

Rutgers Student Center, Room 410
College Avenue Campus

Lecture on Tagore's Concept of World Literature

Co-Sponsored by: the South Asian Studies Program

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Visit by Indian playwright, Girish Karnad to Rutgers

Global Initiatives 2011-12 “Technologies Without Borders” Theme

October 12-14

Girish Karnad, UNESCO world theater ambassador, one of the foremost living Indian playwrights, bilingual writer, director, actor and activist; recipient of many national and international honors.

Karnad’s latest play, Broken Images (which toured the US last semester and which was selected to represent Indian drama at Festival of India in Washington this year ) uses TV screens and digital media on his sets to talk about the fragmentation of modern life. The line between electronic and real-world existence is blurred in this play and it raises questions about the composition of modern life in a way few other contemporary plays do.

See schedule details by clicking on one of the following links below

pdf Events Schedule for October 12 & 13
pdf Staged Reading of Hayavadana , October 14, performed in the Playwright's attendance by the Epic Actors Workshop Off-Broadway Theatre Group

Sponsored by AMESALL and SASP in collaboration with Epic Actors Workshop

Co-Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Humanities, Office of the Director for Undergraduate Affairs, Global Initiatives: Technologies Without Borders, Program for Comparative Literature, Dept. of Theatre (Mason Gross), Rutgers University Libraries

Public talk by Indian social activist Medha Patkar:
"Behind 8% Growth: Development for Whom, and at Whose Cost"
Friday, April 22 · 7pm - 9pm

Rutgers University
Busch Campus Center, Center Hall (604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854)

Join us for a public talk by Medha Patkar, renowned Indian social activist, founder member of the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA; Save the Narmada Campaign) since 1989, and founder convenor of the National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM) was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 1991, and served as a commissioner for the World Commission on Dams between 1998-2001. The NBA’s historic resistance to the Sardar Sarovar and other large and medium dams on the river Narmada in India are well documented and have fundamentally challenged the destructive paradigm of development espoused by big dams and unsustainable industrialization. With her immense dedication and commitment to struggles for justice and equitable and sustainable development, she has inspired generations of Indian activists, leading indigenous peoples', workers’ and peasants’ struggles for rights to land, livelihood and ecologically sustainable development. The event will conclude with a Q&A.

Event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Purba: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Kasturi: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Shambhavi: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsored by South Asian Studies Program (SASP) and Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University

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