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Apr 30 2019
In April, historian Mrinalini Sinha visited Stanford to deliver the Center for South Asia’s Annual Lecture. Her presentation explored the making of a “democratic people,” with a particular focus on Gandhi’s role in shaping this process in India. While there is plethora of scholarship on Gandhi and...
Apr 9 2019
Dr. Maira Hayat (Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology & Woods Institute) has written for Society for Cultural Anthropology about the 2018 general elections in Pakistan. She concludes that "[T]he promise of New Pakistan has exerted a strong pull on Pakistanis from different social locations, with...
Mar 5 2019
We chatted with Nandita Das, an Indian actor and director who has appeared in more than 40 feature films, about the making of her newest film, Manto, and how Saadat Hasan Manto's writings may shed light to our times. Please enjoy a snippet below and click here for the full interview.
Mar 5 2019
We are delighted to host artist Gauri Gill under the auspicies of the Stanford Visiting Artist Fund in Honor of Roberta Bowman Denning (VAF).