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Guest Speaker: "Pakistan: Unique Origins, Unique Destiny?" by Javed Jabbar

Friday, June 3, 2016 • 6:00 PM

CLA 2.606, UT Austin campus

Guest Speaker:

Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy ft. Siddharth Mahadevan- Live in Concert

Saturday, May 7, 2016 • 7:30 PM

Riverbend Center, 4214 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX

Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy ft. Siddharth Mahadevan- Live in Concert

Cultural Event: Embrace - A Conversation About Change

Saturday, April 30, 2016 • 4:30 PM

Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W 18th St, Austin, TX 78701

Cultural Event: Embrace - A Conversation About Change

Artist Talk: Sonia Khurana

Friday, April 29, 2016 • 12:00 PM

Jesse H. Jones Communication Center - Building B, CMB Studio 4A, UT Austin Campus

Artist Talk: Sonia Khurana

Cultural Event: Teesri Dhun (The Third Tune) - a documentary performance on transgenders

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 • 7:00 PM

UT Union Theater, UNB 2.228, UT Austin Campus

Cultural Event: Teesri Dhun (The Third Tune) - a documentary performance on transgenders

Guest Speakers: Directors and Cast of Teesri Dhun (The Third Tune)

Monday, April 25, 2016 • 5:30 PM

Payne Lobby (Winship Building), UT Austin Campus

Guest Speakers: Directors and Cast of Teesri Dhun (The Third Tune)

Lecture Series: Sitar Recital by Dr. Stephen Slawek

Friday, April 22, 2016 • 7:30 PM

Bates Recital Hall, Butler School of Music, UT Austin

Lecture Series: Sitar Recital by Dr. Stephen Slawek

Cultural Event: Introduction to Indian Classical Dance

Friday, April 22, 2016 • 3:30 PM

MRH 2.634

Cultural Event: Introduction to Indian Classical Dance

Guest Speaker: "The Transnational Mosque" by Dr. Kishwar Rizvi

Friday, April 22, 2016 • 3:00 PM

Dean's Conference Room, Dorothy Gebauer Building GEB 3.312

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Lecture Series: "Visions of an Islamicate Musical Modernity: The Lost Texts of Karamatullah and Kaukab Khan" by Dr. Max Katz

Thursday, April 21, 2016 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

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Film Screening: Other Species, Other Times - New Video Art from India

Sunday, April 17, 2016 • 4:30 PM

Ritz Alamo Drafthouse, 320 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Film Screening: Other Species, Other Times - New Video Art from India

Film Screening: Lyari Notes

Thursday, April 14, 2016 • 7:15 PM

Angelika Film Center & Café, 7205 Bishop Rd., Ste. E6, Plano, TX 75024




Guest Speaker: "Planet," an artist talk by Shambhavi Kaul

Thursday, April 7, 2016 • 7:30 PM

CMB Studio 4A, UT Austin campus

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Lecture Series: "The Ginans as Performative Texts" by Dr. Ali Asani

Thursday, April 7, 2016 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

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Guest Speaker: Art History Lecture Series- “Ethnographic pictorial traditions and visual priming in early photographs of Ceylon” by Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 • 4:00 PM

E. William Doty Fine Arts Building (DFA), Room 2.204, UT Austin Campus

Guest Speaker: Art History Lecture Series- “Ethnographic pictorial traditions and visual priming in early photographs of Ceylon” by Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes


Guest Speaker: "Patriotism, Poetry and Imaginings of India," by Mohammad Amir Ahmad Khan

Thursday, March 31, 2016 • 12:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

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Guest Speaker: "Vernacular Literature: A Formal Reading" by Dr. Dohra Ahmad

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 • 3:00 PM

CLA 1.302E, UT Austin Campus

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Lecture Series: "Between Text and Orality in Marathi Jewish Women’s Song" by Dr. Anna Schultz

Thursday, March 24, 2016 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

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Lecture Series: "Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance" by Dr. Anna Morcom

Thursday, March 10, 2016 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

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Book Launch: "The Festival of Pirs: Popular Islam and Shared Devotion in South India" by Dr. Afsar Mohammad

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Book Launch:

Book Launch: "The Last Hindu Emperor: Prithviraj Chauhan and the Indian Past 1200-2000" by Professor Cynthia Talbot

Monday, March 7, 2016 • 1:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Book Launch:

Film Screening: "Shah" with Director, Adnan Sarwar

Sunday, March 6, 2016 • 2:00 PM

Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302, UT Austin Campus

Film Screening:

Guest Speaker: Borderlines Volumes 1 & 2 Book Launch

Friday, March 4, 2016 • 4:00 PM

CLA 1.106, UT Austin Campus

Guest Speaker: Borderlines Volumes 1 & 2 Book Launch

Guest Speaker: Displaying Islam and the Deccan: A Conversation with Navina Haidar & Marika Sardar

Thursday, March 3, 2016 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Guest Speaker: Displaying Islam and the Deccan: A Conversation with Navina Haidar & Marika Sardar

Conference: Himalayan Studies Conference IV

Sunday, February 28, 2016 • 9:00 AM

Julius Glickman Conference Center (CLA 1.302 A,B,C,D,E,F), UT Austin

Conference: Himalayan Studies Conference IV

Conference: Himalayan Studies Conference IV

Saturday, February 27, 2016 • 9:00 AM

Julius Glickman Conference Center (CLA 1.302 A,B,C,D,E,F), UT Austin

Conference: Himalayan Studies Conference IV

Conference: Himalayan Studies Conference IV

Friday, February 26, 2016 • 9:00 AM

Julius Glickman Conference Center (CLA 1.302 A,B,C,D,E,F), UT Austin

Conference: Himalayan Studies Conference IV

Lecture Series: "Bodies of Song: Kabir Oral Traditions and Performative Worlds in North India" by Dr. Linda Hess

Thursday, February 25, 2016 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

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Conference: Himalayan Studies Conference IV

Thursday, February 25, 2016 • 8:00 AM

Julius Glickman Conference Center (CLA 1.302 A,B,C,D,E,F), UT Austin

Conference: Himalayan Studies Conference IV

Symposium: African and South Asian Diasporas, Migrations, and Intersections

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 • 5:30 PM

Dickey-Lawless Auditorium, Huston-Tillotson

Symposium: African and South Asian Diasporas, Migrations, and Intersections


Symposium on the Gṛhastha: New Approaches to the Householder in Ancient India

Saturday, February 20, 2016 • 9:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus


Film Series: Mississippi Masala

Friday, February 19, 2016 • 7:00 PM

Agard-Lovinggood (A-L) Auditorium

Film Series: Mississippi Masala

Seminar: "Everyday Life in South India through the Tamil Short Story" by Martha Ann Selby

Friday, February 19, 2016 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206


Guest Speaker: Book Talk and Community Conversation with Deepa Iyer

Friday, February 19, 2016 • 12:00 PM

Multicultural Engagement Center, SAC 1.102

Guest Speaker: Book Talk and Community Conversation with Deepa Iyer

Film Series: Afro-Iranian Lives/The African-Baluchi Trance Dance

Thursday, February 18, 2016 • 7:00 PM

Agard-Lovinggood (A-L) Auditorium

Film Series: Afro-Iranian Lives/The African-Baluchi Trance Dance

Film Series: From Africa to India: Sidi Music in the Indian Ocean Diaspora

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 • 7:00 PM

Agard-Lovinggood (A-L) Auditorium

Film Series: From Africa to India: Sidi Music in the Indian Ocean Diaspora

Film Series: African Indian Odyssey

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 • 7:00 PM

Agard-Lovinggood (A-L) Auditorium

Film Series: African Indian Odyssey

Film Series: Slave Routes: A Global Vision

Monday, February 15, 2016 • 7:00 PM

Agard-Lovinggood (A-L) Auditorium

Film Series: Slave Routes: A Global Vision

Guest Speaker: Author Talk and Book Signing

Saturday, February 13, 2016 • 4:00 PM

Book People Austin, 603 North Lamar, Austin TX 78703



Guest Speaker: "Rights and Conflicts in South Asia" by Hina Jilani

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • 5:00 PM

CLA 1.302B, UT Austin Campus

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Lecture Series:"The Light-footed Poetics of Tulsidas and Biharilal" Talk by Dr. Rupert Snell

Thursday, January 28, 2016 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

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