Thursday, May 07, 2015

Fwd: 2 events today- "Lagaan and the Rise of Global Bollywood"- A multimedia lecture by Robin Sukhadia & A Vigil for Nepal, Upcoming on 5/8 & 5/9- South Asia By The Bay Conference

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From: Sindu Singh

1. Today at noon.  

2. Today at 9 p.m.

3. Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th.

This conference seeks to explore questions of exchange, value and relation across the disciplines and in reference to "South Asia" in the world. From body to household, community to nation state and world system, exchanges are fraught with the intensifying demands of security and moral urgency, laden with the real and spurious promise of wealth, beauty, and enhanced selfhood, and legitimated through proliferating metrics governing information and informality. In the present and, both critical and mindful of the present's demands, in other times, questions of exchange open out to broader matters of concern. They shape debate on government, ethics, and corruption, on aesthetics and on embodiment, and on care and on abandonment through relations involving humans and others. They determine or are determined by borders and regions.  They engage the futures of political thought and political economy. They help us reappraise and reimagine earlier thinking on the formation of  "South Asian Studies" within and across disciplines. 

While the conference will be open to the public, it is primarily designed to create a much-needed space for connecting conversations between graduate students working on issues of value, materiality, and exchange within South Asia and for providing close feedback from consortium faculty. With these goals in mind, the conference will be organized along the lines of a intensive seminar with an emphasis on dialogue and critical exchange.

Sindu Singh
Program Coordinator
Center for South Asia
Stanford University
Encina Hall West, Room 104
417 Galvez Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

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