Pakistan & India: Common Origins, Divergent Trajectories
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by Pervez Hoodhboy
8M ago
Pervez Hoodbhoy seminar given as part of the Modern South Asian Seminar series in October 2023 What had been a relatively small gap in 1947 between Pakistan and India is turning into an ever widening chasm. Given the common origins of these two countries what essential differences led to the present situation? Or were the trajectories predetermined? After discussing historical similarities and differences, I will explore whether Pakistan can now choose a different future for itself. Pervez Hoodbhoy taught physics at Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad (1973–2021) as well as other Pakistani un ..read more
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Along The Path To Gandhi's Neighbor
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by Ajay Skaria
1y ago
Ajay Skaria - University of Minnesota, speaks at the Oxford South Asian Intellectual History Seminar on 1 May 2023. The figures of the neighbor and friend are ubiquitous in Gandhi’s writings. While he himself assumes he is only reaffirming old figures, something truly radical happens in his writings (as in those of his sharpest critic, Ambedkar). Both write at a time when a modern commandment, so to speak, exemplified in the categorical imperative, is displacing the Biblical and other analogous commandments. It is in order to criticize this new commandment that both affirm instead old commandm ..read more
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Nations Ascendant: Towards a Global Intellectual History of Self Determination
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by Zaib un Nisa Aziz
1y ago
Zaib un Nisa Aziz (University of South Florida, Tampa) speaks at the Oxford South Asian Intellectual History Seminar on 13 March 2023. For queries, please contact seminar convenor at saih@history.ox.ac.uk At the turn of the twentieth century, the global imperial order was in peril. In cities across the world, revolutionary factions emerged where nationalists deliberated radical, even violent paths to a post- imperial world. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin belonged to and wrote of this world – a world primarily defined by the crisis of the imperial order and the looming question of the future of national ..read more
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Uncivil Liberalism and the Globalisation of Dadabhai Naoroji’s Ideas of Sociality
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by Vikram Visana
1y ago
Vikram Visana (University of Leicester) speaks at the Oxford South Asian Intellectual History Seminar on 7 March 2023. Uncivil Liberalism studies how ideas of liberty from the colonized South claimed universality in the North. Recovering the political thought of Dadabhai Naoroji, India’s pre-eminent liberal, this book focusses on the Grand Old Man’s pre-occupation with social interdependence and civil peace in an age of growing cultural diversity and economic inequality. It shows how Naoroji used political economy to critique British liberalism’s incapacity for civil peace by linking periods o ..read more
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Pan-Nationalist Notions of Rights, Indian Khilafat Movement and the Treaty of Lausanne (1923)
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by Cemil Aydin
1y ago
Talk by Cemil Aydin from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Cemil Aydin (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) speaks at the Oxford South Asian Intellectual History Seminar on 6 June 2022. For queries, please contact seminar convenors at saih@history.ox.ac.uk ..read more
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Theft of Time: Notes on Spolia and the Writing of Indian History
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by Sudipta Sen
3y ago
Sudipta Sen (University of California, Davis) speaks at the Oxford South Asian Intellectual History Seminar on 26 April 2021 ..read more
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"Our History": The Everyday Social and the Sense of Historical Touch
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by Sundar Sarukkai
3y ago
Sundar Sarukkai (Centre for Society and Policy, IISc) speaks at the Oxford South Asian Intellectual History Seminar on 10 May 2021. For more information on the event, see here. For queries, please contact the seminar convenor at saih@history.ox.ac.uk. Please note that there were some unavoidable technical difficulties during this talk, which have impacted the quality of the recording ..read more
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A Historian among the Goddesses of Modern India
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by Sumathi Ramaswamy
3y ago
Sumathi Ramaswamy (Duke University) speaks at the Oxford South Asian Intellectual History Seminar on 31 May 2021 ..read more
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Monuments in Replica: Imperial Commemorations in Britain and its Colonies
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by Durba Ghosh
3y ago
Durba Ghosh (Cornell University) speaks at the Oxford South Asian Intellectual History Seminar on 7 June 2021 ..read more
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"वासाड गावाचा धनगर राजा": Ecological Refugees in Ancestral Grass-scape (Historical life space and changing socio-economic dynamics)
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by Saili Palande-Datar
3y ago
Saili Palande-Datar gives the fourth and final presentation on the second day of the Maharashtra Studies Conference ..read more
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