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Modern Indian History & Society Seminar

Thursday, 4.15 pm – 5.45 pm, Waldweg 26, 2.112 (CeMIS Board Room) [unless detailed otherwise]

19.4. “The Drinking Habits of our Countrymen”: European Alcohol Consumption and the Bounds of Civilization in Colonial India
HARALD FISCHER-TINÉ, ETH Zürich/Lichtenberg-Kolleg Göttingen

24.4. Similarity as a Paradigm of Culture Theory
ANIL BHATTI, Jawaharlal Nehru University/University of Tübingen (co-organized with Zentrum für Theorie und Methodik der Kulturwissenschaften and Abteilung für Interkulturelle Germanistik, Tuesday, 4:15-5:45 pm)

2.5. Inaugural Lecture Is Religion to Difference as Caste is to Inequality?
RUPA VISWANATH, CeMIS, University of Göttingen (Wednesday, 12:15-1:45 pm, Historical Observatory/Red Hall, Geismar Landstr. 11)

10.5. Bidesh Kara: Bangladeshi Workers and Transnational Temporary Contract Work
MAHUA SARKAR, Binghamton University/IGK Work & Lifecycle, Berlin

14.5. Making Space for “World Class Delhi”
CHRISTIANE BROSIUS, University of Heidelberg (Monday, 4:15-5:45 pm)

24.5. Dauriya Tracks: The Making of Mail Networks in Colonial India
CHITRA JOSHI, University of Delhi/CeMIS

31.5. Labour, Legislation and Anxiety: The Popular Front in French India, 1936-39
AKHILA YECHURY, London School of Economics and Political Science

7.6. Dalit Bombay: A Critique of Social Histories of Labor
ANUPAMA RAO, Columbia University, New York/CeMIS

14.6. The New Debate on Primitive Accumulation in India and the Politics of 'Reversal'
SUBIR SINHA, School of Oriental and African Studies, London

21.6. Creating Rights in Holy Places: Ayodhya and the History of 'Hindu' Law in India
POLLY O’HANLON, University of Oxford

28.6. ‘Let Not Litter Spoil the Glitter’: On the Governmentality of Garbage in Modern India
SARAH HODGES, University of Warwick

5.7. Scandal and Irresolution: The Success and Failure of the Shah Commission of Inquiry

12.7. Politics of Reading and Seeing: Popular Bengali Book Illustrations, 1850-1910
GAUTAM BHADRA, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata (co-organized with Zentrum für Theorie und Methodik der Kulturwissenschaften)

18.7. CeMIS Lecture Slumdogs vs. Millionaires: Rural Distress in the Age of Inequality
P. SAINATH, Rural Affairs Editor, The Hindu (Wednesday, 18:15-19:45, Seminar Room at Paulinerkirche, Papendiek 14)

Convenors: Ravi Ahuja and Rupa Viswanath