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News about upcoming South Asia-related CSAS events - Spring 2014
Center for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley
March 2014
Dear Friends,

Our event line-up for March has changed a little since our last issue of Aaj Kal. Newly added events include a conversation between famed Pakistani novelist, Mohsin Hamid and Harsha Ram on Mar 10 (see box below) and special screenings of Sunil Shah's The Wisdom Tree (Mar 13) and Anand Gandhi's Ship of Theseus (Mar 20). The Brilliance of Ray, our retrospective on the amazing Satyajit Ray continues through April. Please see the box on right for latest schedule. Unfortunately, Dr. Natasha Eaton's talk on March 18 has been canceled due to a family emergency. We will let you know if it is rescheduled.

In case you missed our media coverage: as a response to Mohammed Hanif's visit Kalpana Sharma wrote Pakistanis, Indians and Thin Skins, a delightful article comparing Pakistani writers with their Indian counterparts.

Additionally, our newly launched Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies was recently highlighted in The Dhaka Tribune (read article here) as well as in an interview given by CSAS Executive Director, Sanchita Saxena on KPFA's Apex Express (listen to it here).

As always, all CSAS events are video recorded and made available for viewing on our website. Newly added are Mohammed Hanif, Sanjay Subrahmanyam, and Audrey Truschke. Kalpana Sharma's discussion with Pradeep Chhibber on India's upcoming elections and the presentations made at our conference on South Asian art should be available in the coming days.
  1. Tuesday, March 4, 2014
    Kala Pul (The Black Bridge): A film by Saqib Mausoof
    5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall, 10 (CSAS Conf. Room)

     
  2. Thursday, March 6, 2014
    Yoga - The California Connection: A Baatcheet on yoga’s influence on our everyday lives
    6-9 p.m. |  The Asian Art Museum

     
  3. NEW Monday, March 10, 2014
    Fiction and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A conversation with Pakistani writer, Mohsin Hamid
    6-8 p.m. | Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

     
  4. Thursday, March 13, 2014
  5. CANCELED: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
    Natasha Eaton, "Ghost Rights: Haunting and the Colony"
    4-5:30 p.m. | The Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities, 220 Stephens Hall

     
  6. NEW: Thursday, March 20, 2014
    Ship of Theseus: A Screening of Anand Gandhi's award winning film
    5-8 p.m. |  TBD

     
  7. Monday, March 31, 2014
    Two Events with Françoise Lionnet (UCLA)
We look forward to seeing you at the CSAS!
Fiction & How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

Mohsin Hamid, author of Moth Smoke and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, on his latest novel.

In conversation with Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Harsha Ram


Monday, March 10
6-8 p.m.
The Maude Fife Room
322 Wheeler Hall

Ship of Thesues

Anand Gandhi's extraordinarily poignant film about organ donation through the lives of three transplant recipients, a blind photographer, a monk, and a stockbroker.

Thursday, Mar 20
5-8 p.m.
Venue: TBD

The Brilliance of Satyajit Ray
Before the “international art house circuit,” before “Third World Film,” before “slow cinema” and “rural realism,” there was Satyajit Ray, one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. All screenings in the PFA Theater  |  Buy tickets

 --  Kanchenjungha
     Mar 6 at 7 pm 
 --  Charulata
     Mar 8 at 6: pm 
 --  The Hero
     Mar 9 at 3 pm 
 --  The Coward with The
     Holy Man Mar 23 at 3
 --  Days and Nights in the
     Forest Mar 29 at 6:30
 --  The Adversary
     Mar 30 at 5:15 pm
 --  The Adventures of
     Goopy and Bagha
     Apr 6 at 3 pm
 --  Company Limited
     Apr 12 at 6:15 pm
 --  The Middleman
     Apr 19 at 6 pm

Diana Eck in Berkeley

Scholar of comparative religion and Indian studies and the Director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard on her recent work.

Friday, April 18
12-2 pm
Venue: TBD

Videos of CSAS programs are available within a week of the event date and also in our podcast feed.
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