2017

Tuesday Seminar
Sep
12
2017
Speaker: Krupa Shandilya

Abstract

This paper argues that Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider (2014) uses the poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, a renowned Urdu poet associated with the Progressive Writer’s Movement (1933-1947) to articulate a politics of dissent. I argue that... more

Lecture
Aug
23
2017
Speaker: Ambassador Asoke K. Mukerji

The United Nations was conceptualized to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war during the height of the Second World War by a group of 26 nations, including India. The structures of global governance to meet this objective were... more

Tuesday Seminar
Aug
22
2017
Speaker: Raheel Dhattiwala

Abstract

Religious segregation demonstrates the tendency of like-minded people to gather in the same places. In conflict settings, such homophily also serves the added purpose of safety in numbers. Yet in the face of rapid urbanization and... more

HSS Occasional Seminar
Apr
19
2017
Speaker: Mrinal Satish

Please join us for a discussion with Dr. Mrinal Satish (National Law University, Delhi), on his book 'Discretion, Discrimination and the Rule of Law: Reforming Rape Sentencing in India' (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

About the book... more

Tuesday Seminar
Apr
11
2017
Speaker: Thomas Kemple

Abstract

This lecture elaborates on the argument of my book, Intellectual Work and the Spirit of Capitalism (Palgrave Macmillan 2014), by focusing on the implications of Max Weber’s (1864-1920) remarks concerning technology of... more

Tuesday Seminar
Mar
28
2017
Speaker: Anuj Bhuwania

Abstract

The Indian higher judiciary has acquired an increasingly important role in India's public discourse in the last few decades. The Supreme Court and the state High Courts have emerged as enormously powerful judicial institutions in... more

Tuesday Seminar
Mar
21
2017
Speaker: Yashpal Jogdand

Abstract

Social psychological research conceptualizes humiliation as an extreme and intense emotion which instigates extreme and irrational behaviors. Victims of humiliation are portrayed as lacking rational control and prone to violent,... more

HSS Occasional Seminar
Mar
17
2017
Speaker: Gilles Verniers, Supriya Sharma, Hilal Ahmed

Abstract

The HSS Department invites three commentators to discuss the results of the Uttar Pradesh elections.

Bios

Gilles Verniers is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ashoka University. He is the co-Editor of a... more

HSS Occasional Seminar
Mar
08
2017
Speaker: Marcus Banks

Abstract

Forensic crime scene photography is a prime example of what photographic historian Elizabeth Edwards calls the "no style" style of photography. It attempts to present an objective and unmediated representation of the world,... more

Tuesday Seminar
Mar
07
2017
Speaker: Tanika Sarkar

Abstract

A girl, barely eleven years of age, died from brutal marital rape in Calcutta in 1890. There was a huge uproar when her death intensified reformist pressure for increasing the minimum age for cohabitation for women, and when the... more

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