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Monday, April 16, 2012


The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) invites applications from scholars from all disciplines who wish to conduct their research in India.

  • Junior fellowships are given to doctoral candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months.

  • Senior long-term (six to nine months) and short-term (four months or less) fellowships are available for scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree.

  • Scholarly/Professional development fellowships are available to scholars and professionals who have not previously worked in India.

  • Creative and Performing Arts fellowships are available to practitioners of the arts of India.

Eligible applicants include 1) U.S. citizens; and 2) citizens of other countries who are students or faculty members at U.S. colleges and universities (this rule does not apply to U.S. citizens). Please note that AIIS welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplines. We want to encourage a larger number of applicants in fields such as Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Public Health, and Regional Planning, in addition to applicants in fields that have been most prevalent in our applicant pool over the last several years.

Applications can be downloaded from the web site www.indiastudies.org. For more information please contact the American Institute of Indian Studies (773) 702-8638. Email: aiis@uchicago.edu. Web site: www.indiastudies.org. Application deadline is July 1, 2012.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Talk: The Exceptional State of Pakistan: Catastrophe, Biopolitics and Hauntology

The Exceptional State of Pakistan:

Catastrophe, Biopolitics and Hauntology

Najeeb Jan

Department of Geography
University of Colorado at Boulder

Date: Friday, April 13. 2012
Time: Coffee & Cookies 3:15 pm, Talk 3:30 pm
Place: 445 Blegen Hall
Series: Geography Coffee Hour

In 1983 Tariq Ali published his influential "Can Pakistan Survive?" a book that was immediately banned by the U.S. backed Islamizing dictator General Zia-ul-Haq. Almost three decades later we might respond "Canned -- Pakistan Survives!". Without doubt Pakistan is today a troubled space, a dense cite of multiple overlapping and intersecting catastrophes. Drawing on Heidegger's critique of Western metaphysics and Agamben's analysis of the sovereign exception, this paper discloses the abandoned form that Pakistan's survival takes. In particular it examines the devastating impact of the mullah-military complex which has today resulted in a virtual indistinction between democracy and martial law. If Pakistan is indeed a nation/notion possessed by power, a place where the violent biopolitical logics of partition continue to unfold, then perhaps prior to concrete historico-political analysis, we might entertain the thought of an exorcism; a form of ontological exegesis, or drawing out, with a view to conjuring the name of the daemon -- the separator -- that continues to haunt the region. In short, what does the exemplary crisis reveal about the contemporary nomos of the modern and the specific cartographies of power and paradigms of government in Pakistan.

Co-hosted and co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Studies

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Selected New Titles in Ames Library - April 2012

Below you can read a list of selected new titles added to the Ames Library of South Asia in March 2012. Or click here to download a copy.

B132.K6 P49 2012 Phillips, Stephen H. Epistemology in classical India: the knowledge sources of the Nyaya school. New York: Routledge, 2012.
BF315.E88 2009 Essays in interdisciplinary studies. Jaipur: Dept. of Philosophy, University of Rajasthan, 2009.
BL1202.L56 2010 Lipner, Julius. Hindus: their religious beliefs and practices. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2010.
BL1214.32.B53 P36 2010 Pande, Rekha. Divine sounds from the heart: singing unfettered in their own voices: the bhakti movement and its women saints (12th to 17th century). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.
BL1216.M64 2010 Mohanty, Raja. The circle of fate. [Chennai]: Tara Books, [2010]
BL1225.J33 P8738 2011 Hardenberg, Roland. The renewal of Jagannatha's body: ritual and society in Orissa / Roland Hardenberg. New Delhi: Manak Publications, 2011.
BL1237.58.D48 S66 2012 Soneji, Devesh. Unfinished gestures: devadasis, memory, and modernity in South India. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, c2012.
BL1355.S837 2010 Svasti: essays in honour of Prof. Hampa Nagarajaiah for his 75th birthday. Krishnapuradoddi: K.S. Muddappa Smaraka Trust, 2010.
BL2018.S55 2011 Sikhism in global context. New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2011.
BP195.I8 A57 2010 Allana, Ghulam Ali. Ismaili movement in Sindh, Multan and Gujrat. Karachi: Mehran Publishers, 2010.
BQ7662.4.J53313 2011 Jigs-med-bstan-pai-ni-ma, Rdo Grub-chen III. About the three lines that strike key points: an explanation of thorough cut with direct crossing woven in. Kathmandu: Padma Karpo Translation Committee, 2011.
BQ7662.6.Z4 2008 Ze-chen rgyal-tshab padma-'gyur-med-rnam-rgyal. The essential points of practice: a manual of basic instructions on thorough cut. Kathmandu: Padma Karpo Translation Committee, 2008.
CT788.M2187 C65 2007 Colley, Linda. The ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: a woman in world history. New York: Pantheon Books, c2007.]
DS371.412.C69 2012 Cowper-Coles, Sherard. Cables from Kabul: the inside story of the West's Afghanistan campaign. London: HarperPress, 2012.
DS371.43.K66 A3 2012 Koofi, Fawzia. The favored daughter: one woman's fight to lead Afghanistan into the future. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
DS384.J33 2011 Jafri, Maqsood. The ideals of Bhutto. Islamabad: National Book Foundation, 2011.
DS385.K88 A3 2011 Kutty, B. M. Sixty years in self exile: no regrets: a political autobiography. Karachi: Pakistan Study Centre, University of Karachi: Pakistan Labour Trust, 2011.
DS419.R48 2012 Re-use: the art and politics of integration and anxiety. New Delhi, India; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE, 2012.
Quarto DS419.S24 2011 Sahai, Surendra. Forts and palaces of India. New Delhi: Prakash Books India, 2011.
DS432.E88 M59 2011 Mizutani, Satoshi. The meaning of white: race, class, and the 'domiciled community' in British India 1858-1930. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Quarto DS449.P75 2011 Price, Gareth. For the global good: India's developing international role. London: Chatham House, c2011.
DS461.B36 2012 Balabanlilar, Lisa. Imperial identity in the Mughal India: memory and dynastic politics in early modern South and Central Asia. London; New York: I.B. Tauris, 2012.
DS463.T698 2012 Trans-colonial modernities in South Asia. Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge, c2012.
DS480.842.G37 2011 Garewal, Sher Muhammad. Mountbatten's Viceroyalty and the creation of Pakistan. Lahore: Pakistan Study Centre, University of the Punjab, 2011.
DS480.842.N39 2011 Nawaz, Mian Allah. Bleeding wounds. Lahore: Allied Book Co., 2011.
DS485.M845 H36 2010 A handbook of Karnataka. Bangaluru: Karnataka Gazetteer Dept., Govt. of Karnataka, 2010.
DS485.P87 O44 2011 O'Leary, Patrick. Servants of the empire: the Irish in Punjab 1881-1921. Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press; New York: Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
DS489.15.H66 2010 Home and the world: essays in honour of Sarath Amunugama. Colombo: Siripa Publishers, 2010.
DS489.8.U56 2009 Unmaking the nation: the politics of identity & history in modern Sri Lanka. United States: SSA Sri Lanka; New York: South Focus Press, c2009.
DS493.9.M43 M43 2009 Meche folklore and folklife: [a study of living culture heritage of Meche people]. Kathmandu: Nepali Folklore Society, 2009.
DS495.8.D42 A2 2009 Aathpahariya Rai folklore and folklife: [a study of living cultural heritage of Aathpahariya Rai people]. Kathmandu: Nepali Folklore Society, 2009.
DS786.M47 2012 Mehra, Parshotam. Tibet: writings on history and politics. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012.
DS787.J3613 2010 Jamyang Kyi. A sequence of tortures: a diary of interrogations. Dharamsala: Tibetan Women's Association, 2010.
G490.E52 2011 Elwood, Anne Katharine Curteis. Narrative of a journey overland from England, by the continent of Europe, Egypt, and the Red sea to India: including a residence there, and voyage home, in the years 1825, 1826, 1827, and 1828. New Delhi: Asian Educational Services: National Archives of India, 2011.
HC425.N365 2010 National policies: policies approved by government of Nepal after 1990: national policies, strategies, perspective plans & action plans. Kathmandu: Informal Sector Research & Study Centre, 2010.
HC430.6.B67 2011 Bose, Swadesh R. Collected works. Dhaka: The University Press Limited, 2011.
HC435.3 D488 2011 Development windows: essays in honour of Prof. V.M. Rao. New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2011.
HD9116.I43 U883 2011 Chini mill ghotala. [New Delhi: Bharatiya Janta Party, 2011]
Quarto HD9502.I42 O84 2005 Overview of power sector in India, 2005. New Delhi: International Publications & Information Services, 2005.
HF386.A56 2002 Ancient and medieval commercial activities in the Indian Ocean: testimony of inscriptions and ceramic-sherds: report of the Taisho University research project, 1997-2002. Tokyo: Taisho University, 2002.
HG3284.P466 2010 Perspectives on central banking: governors speak. Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India; New Delhi: Distributed by M/s Jain Book Agency, c2010.
HQ281.C654 2011 Combating human trafficking: a handbook for women, parents, and children. New Delhi: Human Rights Law Network, 2011.
HQ1240.5.I4 I665 2010 International Conference on Women and Development, Issues and Initiatives. Patiala: Publication Bureau, Punjabi University, 2011.
HQ1785.S53 2011 Shaheed, Farida. Great ancestors: women claiming rights in Muslim contexts. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2011.
HV393.S55 2012 Sivaramakrishnan, Arvind. Public policy and citizenship: battling managerialism in India. New Delhi; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2012.
Quarto HV395.6.S6 2009 Social audit on social safety nets, programmes, and food rights: resource manual. Dhaka: Advancing Public Interest Trust, 2009.
HV640.5.T5 E95 2010 Exile Tibetans' mass mock election and it's findings: a report by Tibetan Women's Association, September 2010. Dharamshala, H.P.: Tibetan Women's Association, 2010.
HV4140.M86 B66 2011 Boo, Katherine. Behind the beautiful forevers. New York: Random House, c2012.
HV6250.4.W65 P79 2010 Psychosocial issues of women affected by conflict in Churia region of Nepal. Kathmandu: CARE Nepal, [2010]
HX394.D57 2010 Discourses on naxalite movement, 1967-2009: insights into radical left politics. Kol[katta]: Setu Prakashani, 2010.
JQ229.C6 A56 2011 Anna Hazare: the face of India's fight against corruption. New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2011.
JQ229.C6 D83 2011 Dua, J. C. Anna Hazare: reformer, socialist and anti-corruption leader. New Delhi: Kaveri Books, 2011.
JV105.R36 2011 Ramnath, Maia. Decolonizing anarchism: an antiauthoritarian history of India's liberation struggle. Edinburgh: AK Press; Washington, DC: Institute for Anarchist Studies, 2011.
JZ1737.C47 2012 Chacko, Priya. Indian foreign policy: the politics of postcolonial identity from 1947-2004. New York: Routledge, 2012.
LA2383.P32 Z37 2011 Zardari, Muhammadu Laiqu. Voice of solitude = Kyyum rooh rehan: an autobiography. Nawabshah: Bilawal Institute of Historical Research, 2011.
Folio N3750.L3 S36 2011 Schmitz, Barbara. Persian paintings and drawings in the Lahore Museum. Lahore: Lahore Museum, 2011.
Folio ND1002.P75 2012 Princes and painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707-1857. [New York]: Asia Society Museum; New Haven [Conn.]: In association with Yale University Press, c2012.
ND1005.P35 2011 Palette 2011: show on till 20th May. New Delhi: Palette Art Gallery, 2011.
ND1010.W37 A4 2008 Waswo, Waswo X. A studio in Rajasthan: Waswo X. Waswo. Kochi, India: Kashi Art Gallery; New Delhi: Palette Art Gallery, [2008].
P27.T69 2012 Toward hetero, symbiosis and tolerance: lingua, culture contextual studies in ethnic conflicts of the world. Lahore: Sang-e-Meel Publications; Osaka: Osaka University, Research Institute for World Languages, 2012.
PK2199.A914 Z78 2011 Muhammad Husain Azad, a reputed litterateur: life, works and influence. Lahore: Pakistan Writer's Cooperative Society: Sale distributors, Co-opera Book Centre and Art Gallery, 2011.
PK2788.9.Q32 Z6469 2009 International Conference on the Contribution of Shams-ul-Ulama Mirza Kalich Beg towards Language, Literature, and Society: October 03-04, 2009: book of abstracts & program. Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan: Faculty of Arts, University of Sindh, 2009.
PK5420.A53 2012 Anantharam, Anita. Bodies that remember: women's indigenous knowledge and cosmopolitanism in South Asian poetry. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2012.
PN1993.5.I8 B596 2008 The Bollywood reader. Maidenhead, Berkshire, England; New York: McGraw-Hill: Open University Press, 2008.
PN1993.5.S64 S68 2012 South Asian cinemas: widening the lens. London; New York: Routledge, 2012.
PR9489.6.S26 2012 Sadana, Rashmi. English heart, Hindi heartland: the political life of literature in India. Berkeley: University of California Press, c2012.
PR9540.9.F37 D46 2010 Farooq, Ahmad. Demons. Islamabad: Imprintpublishing, 2010.
R135.6.N37 2011 Naqvi, N. H. A study of Buddhist medicine and surgery in Gandhara. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 2011.
Quarto TD304.65.A1 B36 2011 Bangladesh national drinking water quality survey of 2009. Dhaka: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Planning Division, Ministry of Planning, Govt. of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, 2011.
TX724.5.B3 O86 2010 Osman, Rukhsara. Recipes from the rasoi: in praise of the castrated goat. Dhaka: Dhaka Club Limited, 2010.
UA840.K242 2009 Kamath, P. M. Indian policy of no first use of nuclear weapons: relevance to peace and security in South Asia. New Delhi: Anamika Publishers & Distributors, 2009.