Past Events

Monday, February 21, 2011 at 4:30 pm
Pane Room, Alexander Library, CAC

The South Asian Studies Program and The Postcolonial Interest Group
Invites you to a talk by Neloufer de Mel
On Post-War ‘Settlements’: Locating Cultural Interventions in Sri Lanka

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2010-11 Ecologies in the Balance? The way forward will address new ways of living, working, connecting, and socializing that are emerging all over the world in response to changing ecologies. It will explore how today’s crises and challenges are understood and represented by diverse communities.  Please visit the website to see more information including a calendar of events, and download this year's theme poster.

Civil Resistance and the Struggle for Land: Experiences in India and Brazil Lecture by Kurt Schock, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Newark College of Arts and Sciences

March 1, 2011, 4:30pm,
Alexander Library, 4th Floor, Lecture Hall, CAC


Patterns of Social Power and the Persistence of 'Archaic' Forms of Dispute-Resolution in Contemporary South Asia Lecture and Seminar by Professor Sumit Guha, Dept. of History

December 2, 2010, 4:30 pm,
Englehard Hall, Bove Auditorium on the Newark Campus

These two events are part of a lecture-seminar series entitled Emergent Opportunities and Threats:  The Rutgers Dialogue on Global Issues.  pdf See the full series information here

You are cordially invited to attend:

A Lecture and Seminar - Sponsored by the South Asian Studies Program & the Department of AMESALL.

Kiran Nagarkar, Award-winning Indian novelist, screenwriter, and playwright, comes to Rutgers on

Thursday, November 18, 4pm - 6pm

Alexander Library, 4th Floor, Lecture Hall, College Avenue Campus

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Spring South Asia Chat -n- Chai
January 25, 2011 – 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Conference Room, Corwin B Bldg, 106 Nichol Ave, Douglass Campus.

At South Asia Chat -n- Chai faculty, students and community members gather to discuss a variety of issues pertaining to this region. At our first meeting this Spring, we welcomed Dr. Nuran Nabi – an author, a freedom fighter, a human rights activist, a community leader and Plainsboro Councilman!


Conversations and Collaborations with South Asia related Rutgers Student Organizations on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. in the Pane Room of Alexander Library, College Avenue Campus.

Strategies and Development: Looking Forward was held on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. at the Corwin B Building; Douglass Campus (106 Nichol Ave, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901-2867)


These events are open to public and all those interested are invited to join us for some delicious tea and conversation.

DIRECTIONS TO CORWIN (from Downtown New Brunswick / College Avenue Campus)

Take George Street to Nichol Avenue.  At that traffic light, make a right.  Immediately after Dudley Road on your left, make your next left turn onto the one-way street. Continue around the horseshoe and park in the gated parking lot.

The Program in South Asian Studies

invite you to join us to ..


The Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures

 is pleased to announce a lecture:

 “The Last Words: Documenting the Language of a Pre-Neolithic Tribe”


Anvita Abbi

Professor of Linguistics

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India


October 6, 2009



Room 314, Lucy Stone Hall, Wing B


The origin of Andamanese tribes and its relationship with Southeast population have been the subject of speculation for centuries. Latest research by geneticists indicates that Andamanese are the descendants of early Paleolithic colonizers of South East Asia and are the survivors of the first migration from Africa that took place 70,000 years before present. The present talk details the first ever attempt to compile a multilingual dictionary of a highly endangered language of the Andaman Islands, i.e. the Great Andamanese language, spoken by seven speakers in a population base of 53. Great Andamanese is a very significant language of India as it has helped linguists to trace the antiquity of the world’s languages. Each language has unique lexical stock and unique signification. Various manifestations of language are ecological and archeological signatures of the communities that maintain close ties to their environments. The present talk show cases the multilingual and multiscriptal interactive dictionary of the Great Andamanese language complete with color pictures and sound recordings of the native speakers of the language.



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