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Events

SAP hosts a weekly seminar series that typically meets Mondays at 11:00 a.m. All Spring 2021 events are virtual and require registration. Our annual Tagore Lecture in Modern Indian Literature, held every fall, features an author from South Asia or its diasporas. We partner with Cornell student organizations to bring South Asian musicians, dancers, and other artists for campus performances.

Upcoming Events

Southeast Asia Program

Latin American Studies Program

South Asia Program

12:00 pm

Virtual

Join us on Zoom throughout the summer for LRC Happy Hour. Every second Wednesday of the month. We'd love to hear how it’s going! All of it.

Bring your (language instruction) stories whether they be good, bad, amazing, or unusual. It takes all kinds of stories to make Happy Hour great!Bring your own…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

11:00 am

Uris Hall, G08

Since 1947, the valley of Kashmir has become synonymous with a territorial dispute. Such is the emphasis on “territorial integrity” in the mediatized discourse on Kashmir, both in the South Asian subcontinent and the west, that the territorializing of the region is hidden under the self-evident notions of…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

11:00 am

Virtual

Dancing Women: Choreographing Corporeal Histories of Hindi Cinema demonstrates how the dancer-actress comes to be a central figure in articulating South Asian cultural modernities. Shifting attention from narrative-driven analyses and turning instead to gesture, movement vocabulary, and the social practices around…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

12:15 pm

Uris Hall, G08

Actors across latitudes and cultures amaze their audiences by displaying at will the physical ‘symptoms’ of emotions such blushing, shivering, and weeping. Sanskrit sources offer almost two millennia of sophisticated reflections on the emotional life of actors, the hidden engine lying behind their almost eerie…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

11:00 am

Virtual

Just after the turn of the new millennium, in 2003, the newly created state of Uttarakhand in India’s central Himalayas declared its ambition to become fully organic in all aspects of agricultural production. But what does it mean to become organic in a region where many people claim agriculture has always been “…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

4:30 pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, G22

This talk presents a close analysis of the Maklīnamah a Persian text penned by Mīr Sher ʿAlī Qānīʾ Tattawī (c. 1727–88) in 1174 AH (1760/61), in praise of the Maklī necropolis in Sindh, now in modern-day Pakistan. I will discuss the intertwining of Ṣufī beliefs with emotions and movement and sociability in Qānīʾs…