Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Conference on Friendship: Pre-modern South Asia

Friday, September 20th - Saturday, September 21st

Fri, September 20, 2013 | Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM




















Friday, September 20th:

10:00-10:30         Introductory remarks: Emma Flatt

10:30-11:15         Pedram Partovi: Homosociality and Ideal Masculinity in Persianate Cinemas 

                         (Discussant: Stewart Gordon)

11:15-11:45         Coffee break

11:45-12:30         Emma Flatt: Practicing Friendship: Epistolary Constructions of Social Intimacy 

                         (Discussant: Supriya Gandhi)

12:30-2:00           Lunch

2:00-2:45            Daud Ali: Death, Friendship, and Social Discourse

                         (Discussant: Urmila Patel)

2:45-3:30            Supriya Gandhi: Dialogue as Topos and Practice in Mughal India

                         (Discussant: Pedram Partovi)

3:30-4:00            Coffee break

4:00-4:45            Ronald Inden: General Reflections 


Saturday, September 21st:


9:00-9:45            Martha Selby: The Ecology of Friendship: Early Tamil Landscapes of Irony and Voice

                         (Discussant: Daud Ali)

9:45-10:30          Stewart Gordon: Babur, Social Closeness, and Friendship

                        (Discussant: Emma Flatt)

10:30-11:00        Coffee break

11:00-11:45        Urmila Patil: Friend, Enemy, Frenemy: The Hitopadesha on How to Make and Break Friends                               

                        (Discussant: Ronald Inden)

11:45-12:30        Priyanka Khanna: Representations of Friendship in Intimate Spaces: Concubine-Master Relations in Early Modern Marwar

                       (Discussant: Martha Selby)

12:30-2.00          Lunch

2:00-2:45           General Discussion – The Histories of Friendship                        

2:45-3:30           Coffee break

3:30-5:00           General Discussion – Future of the Project?4:00-5:00           

Sponsored by: Department of Asian Studies

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