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Friday, February 27, 2015

Talk: "Love & Desire in Lebanese War Literature" by Kifah Hanna

Dr. Kifah Hanna presents "Love & Desire in Lebanese War Literature"

Date: Monday March 2, 2015
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: 113 Folwell Hall

Kifah Hanna presents new trends of unique, even radical, literary representations of gender and sexuality as mediated by the Lebanese civil war. She investigates literary expressions of love and desire by examining subordinate masculinities as a novel venue for such inquires.

Kifah Hanna is Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies at Trinity College, CT. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Edinburgh in the UK. Her research and teaching interests broadly include twentieth and twenty-first century Arabic literature especially women's writings; more specifically gender and sexuality, war literature, world literature, postcolonial theory, film studies, and cultural studies. Her book manuscript The Aesthetics of Levantine War Literature: Feminism, Nationalism, and the Arabic Novel is forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishers.

Kifah Hanna is applying for the tenure-track position in Arabic Literatures and Cultures in the Department of Asian Languages & Literatures.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

CFP: summer fellowships in India with the Revitalizing Rainfed Agriculture Network

The Revitalizing Rainfed Agriculture Network (RRA) is pleased to announce a fellowship program to conduct field research in India during the summer of 2015.

Our research program seeks to understand the diversity of livelihood systems in rainfed areas and the role of public investments in enabling adaptive responses that lead to improvements in well-being and human development.
We invite post-baccalaureate students anywhere in the world to apply for the fellowship and contribute towards this exciting research agenda.

We seek innovative proposals which seek to undertake research on one or more themes: 

The fellowship will start on June 1, 2015 and culminate on August 14, 2015. The fellowship will cover basic living expenses for the duration of the program as well as travel to and from field sites within India. Fellows will also be provided logistical support in the field sites for housing and local travel through our partners.

Each fellow will produce a paper based on the research conducted during the fellowship to be published as part of our working papers series. We also hope to curate edited volumes or special journal issues based on this body of work.

The applications are now open for the RRA Summer Fellowship program. The deadline is March 9, 2015. We will notify the results on or before March 30, 2015.

Please contact Prachee Sinha at rrasummerfellows@gmail.com for any additional questions. For detailed information and to apply please visit our website http://rrafellows.weebly.com/

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Talk: Kiss both his eyes for me / Take good care of my prince”: The Reception of a Safavid Child Hostage at the Ottoman Court

Kiss both his eyes for me / Take good care of my prince”: 
The Reception of a Safavid Child Hostage at the Ottoman Court
Sinem Arcak Casale

Date: 02/19/2015
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Place: 425 Blegen Hall

Sinem Casale, assistant professor at the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University, focuses her research on the history and visual culture of early modern Islamic courts (Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals), with a special focus on issues of exchange, materiality, gift-giving practices, courtly rituals, and picture theory. Prof. Casale received a PhD from University of Minnesota in art history, with a thesis, "Gifts in Motion: Ottoman-Safavid Cultural Exchange." Based on that study, her current book project investigates the ceremonial exchange of gifts between the Ottoman and Safavid courts, and explores the potential of objects to act as agents in diplomatic negotiations.

Poster:  https://netfiles.umn.edu/ul/Divisions/AcaProg/ArtsHum/Ames%20Library%20of%20South%20Asia/Public/Sinem%20Arcak%20Casale%20Poster.pdf

  • Name: Erik Farseth
  • E-mail: farse003@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-626-6342
  • Sponsored by: Art History

Talk: Tantric Buddhist Art at the MIA

Tantric Buddhist Art at the MIA: From India to 
Southeast Asia and Tibet
Sonya Rhie Quintanilla

Date:  Thursday, February 26
Time:  6:30 pm
Place:  Wells Fargo Community Room, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Online:  http://new.artsmia.org/event/sonya-rhie-quintanilla-%C7%80-tantric-buddhist-art-at-the-mia-from-india-to-southeast-asia-and-tibet/

What is tantric Buddhism, and how did it spread across Asia? The MIA’s collection includes exceptional works of Buddhist art from the regions of India, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas that document how tantric Buddhism spread north from India to Nepal and Tibet and east to Cambodia. Sonya Rhie Quintanilla, the George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, will show how these two regions interpreted Indian esoteric Buddhism in widely divergent ways. She will also show art from neighboring regions where tantra was not as widely accepted to present a broad picture of how Buddhism took hold, developed, and flourished after its mysterious demise in India, the land of its birth, during the13th century.

Prior to joining the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2012, Sonya Rhie Quintanilla was curator of Asian art at the San Diego Museum of Art. A graduate of Smith College, she earned her PhD from Harvard University; her dissertation was published as History of Early Stone Sculpture at Mathura, c. 150 BCE–100 CE.

To register, call (612) 870-6323 or reserve online: https://tickets.artsmia.org/ItemList.aspx?node_id=24640.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Selected New Titles in Ames Library - February 2015

Below you can read a list of selected new titles added to the Ames Library of South Asia in January 2015.

Click here to download a .pdf copy


Listing titles added in January

NOTE:  We are experimenting with ways to again begin creating new titles lists.  As in the past, these are in order by call number but, because of the way the records are displayed in our system, the title comes first.  I am happy to receive comments, suggestions, corrections, etc. 
David Faust:  faust011@umn.edu

Locks, Mahabharata and mathematics: an exploration of unexpected parallels.  V. Raghunathan. (Noida: HarperCollins, 2013)
            Ames Library   BL1138.27.R344 2013

The Bhagavad gita: a new translation, contexts, criticism. Translated by Gavin Flood and Charles Martin; edited by Gavin Flood, Oxford University. (New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2015)
            Ames Library   BL1138.62.E5 2015

Swami Vivekananda and South India: a collection of seminar papers.  Edited by Sourav Chakraborty. (Thiruvananthapuram: International School of Dravidian Linguistics, 2013)
            Ames Library   BL1280.292.V58 S933 2013

Beyond the private world: Indian women in the public sphere.  Edited by Subrata Bagchi. (Delhi: Primus Books 2014.)
            Ames Library   BL2015.W6 B49 2014

Leading from the heart: Sufi principles at work.  Moid Siddiqui. (New Delhi, India; SAGE, 2014)
            Ames Library   BP190.5.L4 S53 2014

Indo-Pacific region: political and strategic prospects.  Editors Rajiv K. Bhatia and Vijay Sakhuja. (New Delhi: Vij Books India: 2014)
            Ames Library   DS341.I54 2014

Four miles to freedom: escape from a Pakistani POW camp.  Faith Johnston. (Noida: Random House India, 2013)
            Ames Library   DS388.J64 2013

Two Arabic travel books.  Volume editors, Philip F. Kennedy, Shawkat M. Toorawa. (New York: New York University Press, 2014)
            Ames Library   DS409.S5713 2014

Dalits in 21st century: Ambedkarite perspective.  K. Jamanadas. (Delhi: Kalpaz Publications 2014.)
            Ames Library   DS422.C3 J36 2014

Impact of induced technological changes on the agrarian situation in the tribal villages of Andhra Pradesh.  Kattoju Ravi. (Kolkata: Anthropological Survey of India Government of India 2010.)
            Ames Library   DS432.B275 R38 2010

Christians in South Indian villages, 1959-2009: decline and revival in Telangana.  John B. Carman & Chilkuri Vasantha Rao. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2014)
            Ames Library   DS432.C55 C37 2014

Contesting colonialism and separatism: Muslims of Muzaffarpur since 1857.  Mohammad Sajjad. (New Delhi: Primus Books, 2014)
            Ames Library   DS432.M84 S252 2014

India-China borderlands: conversations beyond the centre.  Nimmi Kurian. (New Delhi, India; SAGE, 2014)
            Ames Library   DS450.C6 K87 2014

India-Poland relations in the 21st century: vistas for future cooperation.  Edited by Vijay Sakhuja, Dinoj K. Upadhyay, Patryk Kugiel. (New Delhi: Indian Council of World Affairs; 2014)
            Ames Library   DS450.P7 I53 2014

A memoir of the Mughal Empire: events of 1757-1761.  Jean Law de Lauriston; translated from the original French by G.S. Cheema. (New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2014)
            Ames Library   DS461.8 L33 2014

International boundaries in North-East India: community, culture and stress.  Bibhash Dhar, Ganesh Ch. Ojah. (New Delhi: Lakshi Publishers & Distributors, 2014)
            Ames Library   DS480.84.D435 2014

Dissenting knowledges, open futures: the multiple selves and strange destinations of Ashis Nandy.  Edited by Vinay Lal. (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013)
            Ames Library   DS480.84.D572 2013

Anticipating India: the best of national interest.  Shekhar Gupta. (Noida: HarperCollins Publishers India 2014.)
            Ames Library   DS480.853.G87 2014

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's influences on Mahatma Gandhi.  By Damodar Balawant Khoday. (Bangalore: Prasaranga, Bangalore University, 2010)
            Ames Library   DS481.A6 K53 2010

The accidental prime minister: the making and unmaking of Manmohan Singh.  Sanjaya Baru. (Gurgaon, India: Penguin Books India/Viking, 2014)
            Ames Library   DS481.M3537 B37 2014

Founding an empire on India's north-eastern frontiers, 1790-1840: climate, commerce, polity.  Gunnel Cederlöf. (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014)
            Ames Library   DS483.7.C43 2014

On a shoestring to Coorg: an experience of southern India.  Dervla Murphy. (London: Eland Publishing Ltd, 2014)
            Ames Library   DS484.2.M87 2014

A concise history of South India: issues and interpretations.  Edited by Noboru Karashima. (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014)
            Ames Library   DS484.5.C66 2014

Archaeology and art of Ganga, Gandak and Kosi Basin, Bihar: a felicitation volume in honour of Dr. P. Gupta.  Edited by O.P. Jaiswal, Bijoy Kumar Choudhary. (New Delhi: Manak Publications 2014.)
            Ames Library   DS485.B54 A73 2014

Narendra Modi: a political biography.  Andy Marino. (Noida: HarperCollins Publishers India, 2014)
            Ames Library   DS485.G882 M63547 2014

Kashmir's narratives of conflict: identity lost in space and time.  Manisha Gangahar. (Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 2013)
            Ames Library   DS485.K27 G334 2013

State, society & governance: a reproduction of fifty articles on different issues already published.  Seram Neken. (Imphal: Ashangba Communication 2012.)
            Ames Library   DS485.M48 N45 2012

Celebrating Bihar: the heritage of Nalanda.  Nishant Tiwary. (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014)
            Ames Library   DS485.N35 T59 2014

Interrogating democracy and human rights: the Telangana people's movement.  Jagannatham Begari. (Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2014)
            Ames Library   DS485.T4 B44 2014

Revolution in Nepal: an anthropological and historical approach to the People's War.  Edited by Marie Lecomte-Tilouine. (New Delhi; Oxford University Press, 2013)
            Ames Library   DS495.6.R48 2013

Introduction to the nature, evolution and achievement of the middle-way policy. (Dharamsala: Tibetan Women's Association 2011.)
            Ames Library   DS740.5.T5 I58 2011

Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific.  Editors, Pradeep Kaushiva, Abhijit Singh. (New Delhi: KW Publishers in association with National Maritime Foundation c2014.)
            Ames Library   DU29.N38 2014

The politics of ethnicity in India, Nepal and China.  Edited by Marine Carrin, Pralay Kanungo, Gerard Toffin. (Delhi: Primus Books 2014.)
            Ames Library   GN496.P65 2014

Mising folk tales.  Compiled and rendered into English by Tabu Ram Taid. (New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi 2013.)
            Ames Library   GR305.5.A87 M57 2013

Population, health and development: perspectives on Uttarakhand.  Editors, T.V. Sekher, Abhishek Singh, Sulabha Parasuraman. (New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2013)
            Ames Library   HB3640.U88 N38 2008

On a prayer.  Yash Birla with Vishwaveer Singh. (New Delhi: Shobhaa Dé Books 2014.)
            Ames Library   HC432.5.B57 A3 2014

Inclusive growth in India.  S. Gurusamy. (Chennai: MJP Publishers 2013.)
            Ames Library   HC433.N38 2013

Implosion: India's tryst with reality.  John Elliott. (Noida: Harper Collins Publishers, 2014)
            Ames Library   HC435.3.E45 2014

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in Bihar.  Vijay Kumar Gupta. (Ranchi: SK Pub Co 2014.)
            Ames Library   HD5710.85.I42 B54 2014

Globalization and television: a study of the Indian experience, 1990-2010.  Sunetra Sen Narayan. (New Delhi: Oxford University Press 2014.)
            Ames Library   HE8700.9.I4 N37 2014

Indian sociology.  Edited by Yogendra Singh. (New Delhi: Indian Council of Social Science Research: 2014)
            Ames Library   HM477.I4 I53 2014

Pioneers of sociology in India.  Edited by Ishwar Modi. (Los Angeles: SAGE; 2014)
            Ames Library   HM477.I4 P56 2013

Contributions to sociological theory.  Edited by Vinay Kumar Srivastava. (Los Angeles: SAGE; 2014)
            Ames Library   HM585.C6626 2013

Culture and society.  Edited by Susan Visvanathan. (Los Angeles; SAGE 2014.)
            Ames Library   HM621.C85 2014

Sociology of environment.  Edited by Sukant K. Chaudhury. (Los Angeles: SAGE; 2014)
            Ames Library   HM861.S636 2013

Sociological probings in rural society.  edited by K.L. Sharma. (Los Angeles: SAGE; 2014)
            Ames Library   HN683.5.S627 2013

Shaping the discourse: women's writings in Bengali periodicals, 1865-1947.  Edited by Ipshita Chanda and Jayeeta Bagchi. (Kolkata: School of Women's Studies Jadavpur University 2014.)
            Ames Library   HQ1744.B4 S53 2014

Sociology of childhood and youth.  Edited by Bula Bhadra. (Los Angeles: SAGE; 2014)
            Ames Library   HQ792.I5 S64 2013

Urbanity and economy: the pre modern dynamics in eastern India.  Edited by Ratnabali Chatterjee. (Kolkata: Setu Prakashani [2013?])
            Ames Library   HT384.I4 U73 2013

Towards sociology of dalits.  Edited by Paramjit S. Judge. (Los Angeles: SAGE; 2014)
            Ames Library   HT720.T694 2013

Self-help groups and rural development.  S. Bose. (Chennai: MJP Publishers 2013.)
            Ames Library   HV547.B67 2013

India's internal security situation: present realities and future pathways.  Namrata Goswami. (New Delhi: Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses 2013.)
            Ames Library   HV6295.I4 G67 2013

Left radicalism in India.  Bidyut Chakrabarty. (Abingdon, Oxon; Routledge, 2015)
            Ames Library   HX393.5.C34 2015

Political sociology of India.  Edited by Anand Kumar. (Los Angeles; SAGE 2014.)
            Ames Library   JA76.P65 2014

Democracy and the crisis of inequality.  Zoya Hasan. (New Delhi: Primus Books 2014.)
            Ames Library   JQ281.H37 2014

Changing electoral politics in Delhi: from caste to class.  Sanjay Kumar. (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2013)
            Ames Library   JQ292.K86 2013

The military and denied development in the Pakistani Punjab: an eroding social consensus.  Shahrukh Rafi Khan and Aasim Sajjad Akhtar; with Sohaib Bodla. (London; Anthem Press, 2014)
            Ames Library   JQ629.A38 C585 2014

Managing conflicts in India: policies of coercion and accommodation.  Bidisha Biswas. (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014)
            Ames Library   JZ5584.I4 B57 2014

Parental encouragement as correlated to self-concept and learning behaviour of children.  Tamanna Kaushal. (New Delhi: Manak Publications 2014.)
            Ames Library   LB1051.K38 2014

Rayalaseema: the royal realm: architecture and art of Southern Andhra Pradesh.  Anna L. Dallapiccola, George Michell, Anila Verghese; photographs by Surendra Kumar. (Mumbai, India: The Marg Foundation, 2014)
            Ames Library  Folio  N7307.A53 D35 2014

The ramp: a sculpture.  By K.S. Radhakrishnan;  text, R. Siva Kumar; photography, Prabuddha Das Gupta. (New Delhi: Art Alive Gallery 2004.)
            Ames Library  Folio  NB1010.R33 A4 2004

Family fiction.  Sudhir Patwardhan. (Mumbai: Sakshi Gallery 2010.)
            Ames Library  Quarto  ND1010.P3 A4 2010

Treasures from India: jewels from the Al-Thani collection.  Navina Najat Haidar and Courtney Ann Stewart. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, 2014)
            Ames Library  Quarto  NK7376.A1 H35 2014

Unmediated: essays on media, culture, cinema.  Sashi Kumar. (New Delhi: Tulika Books 2014.)
            Ames Library   P94.65.I4 S27 2014

The literary thing: history, poetry, and the making of a modern cultural sphere.  Rosinka Chaudhuri. (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014)
            Ames Library   PK1708.C43 2014

Of ghosts and other perils: selected stories of Troilokyanath Mukhopadhyay.  Translated from the Bengali with a biographical foreword and a critical afterword by Arnab Bhattacharya. (New Delhi: Orient Blackswan 2013.)
            Ames Library   PK1718.M824 A6 2013

Panty.  Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay; translated by Arunava Sinha. (New Delhi: Hamish Hamilton by Penguin Books India, 2014)
            Ames Library   PK1731.13.A52 P36 2014

Defining the indefinable: delimiting Hindi.  Agnieszka Kuczkiewicz-Frás (ed.)
            Ames Library  (Frankfurt am Main: PL Academic Research, 2014)
            Ames Library   PK1931.D43 2014

Sur's Ocean: poems from the early tradition.  Surdas; edited by Kenneth E. Bryant; translated by John Stratton Hawley. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2015)
            Ames Library   PK1967.9.S9 A2 2015

The prisons we broke.  Baby Kamble; translated from the Marathi, Jina Amucha by Maya Pandit. (Chennai, [India]: Orient Longman 2008.)
            Ames Library   PK2418.K26 J5613 2008

Teen kitap: some thoughts.  Hemang Dixit. (Kathmandu: Asha Dixit, 2012)
            Ames Library   PK2595.T44 2012

Sufi Lyrics.  Bullhe Shah; edited and translated by Christopher Shackle. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2015)
            Ames Library   PK2659.B8 A2 2015

The Story of Manu.  Allasani Peddana; edited and translated by Velcheru Narayana Rao and David Shulman. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2015)
            Ames Library   PL4780.9.A43 M313 2015

History in literature--literature as history: the issue revisited.  Edited by Priyadarsee Chakraborty. (Kolkata: Published by Levant Books in collaboration with Kulti College Burdwan c2012.)
            Ames Library   PN50.H57 2012

Amitav Ghosh: champion of human rights.  Kinshuk Majumdar. (New Delhi: Prestige Books International c2014.)
            Ames Library   PR9499.3.G536 Z76 2014

Sociology of science & technology in India.  Edited by Binay Kumar Pattnaik. (Los Angeles: SAGE; 2014)
            Ames Library   Q175.52.I4 S66 2013

Colonial medical care in North India: gender, state, and society, c. 1830-1920.  Samiksha Sehrawat. (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013)
            Ames Library   RA395.I5 S44 2013

Sociology of health.  Edited by Madhu Nagla. (New Delhi, India: Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd., 2013)
            Ames Library   RA418.S6737 2014

Economic impact of HIV/AIDS on households.  Savio P. Falleiro. (New Delhi, India: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, 2014)
            Ames Library   RA643.8.F343 2014

Policy and institutions in adaptation to climate change: case study on tree crop diversity in China, Nepal, and Pakistan.  Main authors Yufang Su [and four others]; contributing authors Neera Shrestha Pradhan [and four others]. (Kathmandu: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, 2013)
            Ames Library  Quarto  SB171.C6 P65 2013

South Asia forest tenure assessment.  by Ganga Ram Dahal and Krishna Adhikari. (Lalitpur: HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal, 2011)
            Ames Library  Quarto  SD641.S68 2011

Does tenure matter?: assessment of change in forest cover in Nepal. (Lalitpur: HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal, 2011)
            Ames Library  Quarto  SD657.N35 D64 2011

Nuclear energy in India's energy security matrix: an appraisal.  By Ajay Kumar Chaturvedi. (New Delhi: Published in association with Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology by Vij Books India c2014.)
            Ames Library   TK9103.C43 2014

The home and the world: a view of Calcutta.  Photographs by Laura McPhee with a foreword by Amitav Ghosh and an essay by Romita Ray. (New Haven: Yale University Press [2014])
            Ames Library  Quarto  TR655.M398 2014

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Call for submissions Best Dissertation on Modern India Award

Sardar Patel Award 2014
Call for Submissions

The UCLA Center for India and South Asia announces the Sardar Patel Award for the best dissertation submitted at any American university on the subject of modern India in 2014. The amount of the award is $10,000.

  1. The dissertation must be on any topic on Modern India (the dates of Modern India are defined as 1800 to the present).
  2. The topic must fall within the following fields of study:  History, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education or the Fine Arts.
  3. Dissertations submitted for consideration will have been completed during the 2013-2014 academic year (1 September 2013 through 31 August 2014). In some cases dissertations completed very close to these dates may also be considered.
  4. The dissertation must have been written while enrolled at a U.S. accredited university in history, anthropology, sociology, literature, political science, or one of the other disciplines in the humanities, the arts, or the social sciences.

Applicants must submit ONE bound hard copy and one PDF of their dissertation. In addition, please send the following as PDF files: ONE copy of an abstract of 500-1000 words, ONE copy of your curriculum vitae, and a letter from their dissertation supervisor or department chair attesting to the completion of the dissertation during the period stipulated in item #3 (this is not a recommendation letter).

The deadline for submission of materials has been extended to include items postmarked by February 28, 2015.  Submissions should be sent to:

        Professor Akhil Gupta
Chair, Sardar Patel Award Committee
UCLA Center for India and South Asia
11387 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487
        Email: cisa@international.ucla.edu

Note: Dissertations will not be returned. By submitting their dissertation for consideration, candidates also agree to have their dissertation abstract posted on the CISA and Sardar Patel Association websites. The winner will be expected to attend an award conferral ceremony in Los Angeles in spring 2015 and is also expected to acknowledge the Sardar Patel Association in any publications related to the subject matter of the dissertation.

Inquiries regarding competition guidelines should be directed as follows:
Professor Akhil Gupta
Chair, Sardar Patel Award Committee
UCLA Center for India and South Asia
11387 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487
Email: akgupta@anthro.ucla.edu