News about upcoming South Asia-related events - November 2015
Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley
comes to the Institute for South Asia Studies 
on November 19, 2015
Philanthropist and Chairperson of Infosys Foundation, Sudha Murty, recently on campus as our fourth Sarah Kailath Lecturer (view lecture here), asks you to GIVE BIG to South Asia@Berkeley! 

Joining her in this appeal are founders of the Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies and ardent supporters of our South Asia program at Berkeley, Professor Tom Kailath and Dr. Anuradha Luther, as well as the current Sarah Kailath Chair holder, Professor Lawrence Cohen.

To support any of our programs online, please click the following links: SOUTH ASIA@Berkeley;

This year, the annual campus program called
The Big Give, a one-day extravaganza in which supporters of Berkeley vote with donations to support the programs they care about most, comes on Nov 19. By supporting us, you strengthen our ability to provide high quality events, programs, and research. Your contribution can help to:

  • Fund student summer research projects in South Asia
  • Provide scholarships to students from South Asia to attend graduate programs at UC Berkeley 
  • Support visiting scholars from South Asia
  • Host performances and speakers of interest to the wider Bay Area community
  • Develop web based South Asian language materials for instruction
  • And much more! 
On this special day The Big Give is a chance to support these initiatives along with thousands of other friends, alumni, and parents of Cal. 

In other news, please make a note of our upcoming events in November and save the dates on your calendars. 
  1. Monday, November 2, 2015
    Melancholic Ornament: TV Ramayana, Nostalgia, and Kitsch as Counter-Enlightenment
    Lecture | November 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
  2. Wednesday, November 4, 2015
    India's Daughter: November's Movie at Moffitt
    Film - Documentary | November 4 | 7-9 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Room 150 D 
    (Note: Open only to UC Students) 
  3. Thursday, November 5, 2015
    The Erosion of Secularism in Bangladesh: A discussion between Political Scientists, Ali Riaz and Rounaq Jahan and Anthropologist, Dina Siddiqi
    Panel Discussion | November 5 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
  4. Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015
    Development and Democracy in Bangladesh: Current problems and Prospects
    Conference | November 6 – 8, 2015 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus
  5. Monday, November 9, 2015
    A reading from Raghu Karnad's novel Farthest Field
    Reading - Literary | November 9 | 6-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 300 Wheeler Hall
  6. Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    India, United States and China: A talk by Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok, Consul General of India in San Francisco
    Lecture | November 10 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
  7. Thursday, November 12, 2015
    The Dark Subcontinent: Freud, Tagore, and Imagining the Female Nationalist Subject in Colonial Bengal
    Lecture | November 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
  8. Sunday, November 15, 2015
    The Pakistan Paradox: The 3rd Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture by Christophe Jaffrelot
    Lecture | November 15 | 3-5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 (The Maude Fife Room)
  9. Monday, November 16, 2015
    What Gujarat Model?: Growth and Social Polarization
    Lecture | November 16 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 223 Moses Hall
  10. Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    The Great Indian Election: Do Election Verdicts Transform A Country?
    Lecture | November 17 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
  11. Friday, November 20, 2015
    Music Studies Colloquium - Max Katz: Muslim Musicians and Music Reform
    Performing Arts - Music | November 20 | 4:40-5:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

Two talks by Christophe Jaffrelot in Berkeley:

The Pakistan Paradox: The 3rd Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture
Sunday, Nov 15
3-5 pm, 315 Wheeler Hall

What Gujarat Model?: Growth and Social Polarization
Monday, Nov 16
10-11:30 am
223 Moses Hall

a Department of Music & Urdu@Berkeley event

Muslim Musicians & Music Reform: Visions of an Islamicate Musical Modernity in Early Twentieth-Century North India

Talk by
Max Katz
Professor of Music 
William & Mary College

Friday, Nov 20
4:40-5:30 pm 
128 Morrison Hall

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