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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Spring 2016 Arabic Film Series: Lemon Tree

Lemon Tree 
Film screening followed by a discussion
with Professor Joseph Farag

Date:  Monday Feb. 29th
Time:  5:30 pm
Place:  Nicholson Hall 155
Series:  Spring 2016 Arabic Film Series,

The film is in Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles.  

All are welcome to attend and entrance is free.

Plans for the city of Goa: Rare 17th century manuscript

Take a look at this article and video highlighting a South Asia resource in UMN Libraries' James Ford Bell collection:  a rare 17th century, hand-colored manuscript containing maps and plans for the city of Goa — including ports and fortresses on the coast of India:


Telugu Society of America Summer Studies Research Award

Application Deadline: April 15, 2016 by 5 PM

The Telugu Society of America (TELSA) Summer Studies Research Award is an annual award established with a generous contribution from the Telugu Society of America (TELSA), a non-profit organization based in Claremont, California dedicated to the promotion of development of Telugu people, their culture and material conditions. The goal of the TELSA Award is to promote quality interdisciplinary undergraduate or graduate research on topics pertaining to the people, their language, region, culture, political economy, rural and urban planning, and such.

Award Amount:

The award provides for one grant of $2500 towards Telugu studies or research in Andhra Pradesh.

The successful applicant will fall into one or more of the following:
  • A student who has taken the courses offered by University of California’s Telugu studies
  • Students whose parent(s), or who themselves, are Telugu language speakers 
Priority will be given to:
  • Mid-career graduate students conducting research toward a masters thesis or dissertation proposal.
  • Undergraduates at the junior and higher levels. 
  • Students at UC Berkeley and other University of California campuses.
Successful applicants will be expected to submit a scholarly report detailing the findings of the research and possiblity make a formal presentation to the TELSA membership.


The application process will begin on February 1, 2016 with the deadline for submission of application materials for travel to take place during the summer of 2016 (i.e., May through August 2016) or the 2016-17 academic year (i.e. August 2016 through May 2017), is April 15, 2016 by 5 pm.

In your application please include the following:
  1. A 2-page project proposal
  2. A budget 
  3. One letter of support from your advisor
Please send applications by email to:
Puneeta Kala
Program Director

Hart Fellowship for Tamil Studies open for applications

Application Deadline: April 11, 2016 by 5 PM

The Hart Fellowship for Tamil Studies, established with a generous contribution from Professor George Hart and Professor Kausalya Hart, both cornerstones of Tamil Studies at UC Berkeley, supports graduate students pursuing research projects focusing on Tamil studies.

  • Two grants of up to $3000 each for research travel to South Asia
  • Two grants of up to $500 each for domestic conference travel or in-country library research 
Priority will be given to mid-career graduate students conducting research toward a Masters thesis or dissertation proposal. Graduate students at UC Berkeley and other University of California campuses will also be given priority.
The deadline for submission of application materials for travel or conferences to take place during the summer of 2016 (i.e., May through August 2016) or the 2016-17 academic year (i.e. August 2016 through May 2017), is April 11, 2016 by 5 pm.
In your application for IN-COUNTRY LIBRARY or RESEARCH TRAVEL, please include the following:
  1. A 2-page project proposal
  2. A letter stating the need for travel
  3. A budget (only for research)
  4. One letter of support from your advisor
CONFERENCE TRAVEL is only available for presenting your own research. In your application for conference travel, please include:
  1. Information about the conference
  2. If available, a print out or copy of the conference schedule showing your presentation listing
  3. An abstract of your presentation. 
  4. Please Note:
    • Applicants may apply before their panels/papers are accepted. Disbursement of the money, however, will be conditional on acceptance of paper by a panel/conference.
    • Awardees will be reimbursed up to $500 of their travel expenses upon presentation of copies of air-tickets/panel registration forms etc.
Please send applications by email to:
Puneeta Kala

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

GES Coffee Hour, Friday 2-19 || Greta Friedeman-Sanchez: Parents Caring for Children with Type 1 Diabetes in India: Caregiving Context and Outcomes

Parents Caring for Children with Type 1 Diabetes in India:
Caregiving Context and Outcomes
Greta Friedeman-Sanchez (bio)
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, UMN

Date:   Friday, February 19th
Time:   3:15 for
complimentary refreshments and coffee
            3:30 for the talk
Place:  Blegen Hall 445
Series: Department of Geography, Environment and Society Coffee Hour
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is the world’s most common chronic, non-communicable childhood disease. Although the US and India have similar diabetes prevalence rates, the absolute number of people with T1D in India is 3-times higher. T1D requires complex daily support and insulin for survival.  Thus, T1D management depends not only on clinical care, but on family caregivers’ individual, social and instrumental resources. Caregivers, the majority who are mothers, if employed, may quit work to provide care, especially if their child is young, or miss workdays to take their child to the doctor. Rural caregivers face large transportations costs to clinics. Although T1D may render poor families into chronic destitution, there is little evidence of the direct, indirect and opportunity costs of caregiving for T1D in developing countries, India included. In sum, caregivers may have fewer resources to care with, face large financial costs and have negative health. Although the experience of caring for a child with a chronic illness is well-documented in the US, evidence from high-income countries likely does not generalize to less-resourced settings like India.

In this research seminar I will present preliminary data on an ongoing based on 29 semi-structured interviews with caregivers of children with T1D in Nagpur, India. The study aims explore and characterize the caregiving context, barriers and facilitators to T1D care including caregivers social and instrumental resources, and financial and health outcomes of caregiving for parents of children with T1D. Results detail the barriers to care faced by parents which begin at diagnosis time and are experienced in all caregiving contexts. Low levels of education amplify difficulties managing the illness.  Social undermining and stigma is experiences in the extended family, social networks, and at the children’s school. In addition families face large financial costs, even when basic clinical care is provided through a charity clinic. Caregivers expressed sadness and anxiety, and adjust to the situation with fertility decisions. Families who have girlswith diabetes may hide their condition in order to keep them within the marriageable pool. Policy implications will be discussed.
South Asia Scholarly Events calendar 

Monday, February 15, 2016

South Asia Seminar Series Thursday, February 18

An Unscientific Writing of Islamic Modernism: Reading the Object in Ismat Chughtai
by Emily Durham

Date:  Thursday, February 18
Time:  4-5:30 PM
Place:  Social Sciences #609

Ismat Chughtai remains today as one of the most noted authors of Progressive Realism, in part because she was charged for obscenity for her short story, "The Quilt." She was also the product of a fairly radical--and at times quite unpopular--experiment in Muslim women's education, which included the pedagogical novels and pamphlets of Nazir Ahmed and Rashidul Khairi and, ultimately, the founding of the Aligarh School for Girls by the Islamic Modernist Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. This talk looks at the way Chughtai's extension of that radical inclusion into the act of writing, taking as its object all aspects of the natural world, begins to dismantle many of the categories that a scientific rationalization might create, opening a rhetoric of the object that does not assume the hierarchical distance of the scientific observer, and thus creating the potential of a new world of engagement in its reception.

South Asia Scholarly Events calendar 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Selected new titles in Ames Library - February 2016

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February 2016
Listing books added in January

Mullā Ṣadrā.  Kalın, İbrahim, (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014)
Ames Library B753.M84 K243 2014

Psychology for India.  Sinha, Durganand, (New Delhi: Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd, 2015)
Ames Library BF108.I4 S56 2015

Iśāvāsyopaniṣad: with 51 Sanskr̥t commentaries.  Śāstrī, Yajñeśvara Sadāśiva, (Ahmedabad: Sriyogi Pablications, 2013)
Ames Library BL1124.7.I762 E5 2013

Coins of the Sikhs: Sri Amritsar Jiyo = Srī Amritsar Jiyū: a catalogue of silver rupees of Amritsar mint.  Gurprit Singh, ([India]: [publisher not identified], 2015)
Ames Library Quarto CJ3549.P86 G87 2015

A history of Modern South Asia: politics, states, diasporas.  Talbot, Ian, (New Haven: Yale University Press 2016)
Ames Library DS340.T35 2016

The Arabs at war in Afghanistan.  Hamid, Mustafa, (London: Hurst & Company, 2015)
Ames Library DS371.2.H3455 2015

Destiny to despair: a ride down the declivity.  Tahir, Muhammad Afzal, (Karachi: Paramount Books, 2015)
Ames Library DS384.T25 2015

Empowering dalits: non-governmental organisation in western India.  Patil, R. R., (New Delhi: Manak Publications Pvt. Ltd, 2015)
Ames Library DS422.C3 P38 2015

Locale, everyday Islam, and modernity: Qasbah towns and Muslim life in colonial India.  Rahman, M. Raisur, (New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2015)
Ames Library DS432.M84 R34 2015

The longest August: the unflinching rivalry between India and Pakistan.  Hiro, Dilip. (New York: Nation Books, 2014)
Ames Library DS450.P18 H57 2014

Culture, vernacular politics, and the peasants: India, 1889-1950: an edited translation of Swami Sahajanand Saraswati's Mera Jivan Sangharsh (my life struggle).  Sahajānanda Sarasvatī, (New Delhi: Manohar, 2015)
Ames Library DS481.S2 A3 2015

State, policy and conflicts in Northeast India.  Subramanian, K. S., (New Delhi; Routledge, 2016)
Ames Library DS483.8.S83 2016

Sannyasi and Fakir rebellion in Bengal.  Ghosh, Jamini Mohan, (New Delhi: Manohar, 2014)
Ames Library DS485.B48 G467 2014

Inside Chhattisgarh: a political memoir.  Sen, Ilina, (Gurgaon, Haryana, India: Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd., 2014)
Ames Library DS485.C545 S47 2014

The human toll of the Kashmir conflict: grief and courage in a South Asian borderland.  Mathur, Shubh, (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
Ames Library DS485.K27 M3797 2016

Rise of reason: intellectual history of 19th-century Maharashtra.  Singh, Hulas, (Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2016)
Ames Library DS485.M346 S56 2016

Community, memory, and migration in a globalizing world: the Goan experience, c. 1890-1980.  Frenz, Margret, (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014)
Ames Library DT429.5.G63 F74 2014

History and the changing horizon: science, environment and social systems.  (Kolkata: Setu Prakashani in association with UGC-SAP Phase II, History Department, Jadavpur University, 2014)
Ames Library GF3.I58 2013

Kaavad tradition of Rajasthan: a portable pilgrimage.  Sabnani, Nina, (New Delhi: Niyogi Books 2014.)
Ames Library GR305.5.R3 S17 2014

Sport, culture and nation: perspectives from Indian football and South Asian cricket.  Bandyopadhyay, Kausik, (New Delhi, India; SAGE Publications, 2015)
Ames Library GV706.5.B365 2015

Agitating the frame: five essays on economy, ideology, sexuality, and cinema.  Žižek, Slavoj, (New Delhi: Navayana Publishing, 2014)
Ames Library HB171.Z59 2014

Bhaag!: inspiring stories of student entrepreneurs in India, who are racing to build their own ventures.  Ganesh, V., (Chennai: Notion Press, 2014)
Ames Library HB615.G357 2014

Defeating poverty: Jan Dhan and beyond.  Kochhar, Sameer, (Gurgaon, Haryana, India: Skoch Media Pvt. Ltd., 2014)
Ames Library HC440.P6 K63 2014

Delivering public services effectively: Tamil Nadu and beyond.  S., Vivek, (New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2015)
Ames Library HD4700.T36 V58 2015

Ethics for our times: essays in Gandhian perspective.  Nadkarni, M. V., (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014)
Ames Library HD75.N33 2014

Dynamics of extractive resources in Africa: prospects for India.  (New Delhi: G.B. s, 2015)
Ames Library HD9506.A35 D37 2015

Mass media and construction of communal sphere.  Rahman, Ataur (New Delhi: VL Media Solutions, 2013)
Ames Library HE8700.9.I4 R34 2013

Trade, politics and society: the Indian milieu in the early modern era.  Chaudhury, Sushil, (New Delhi: Manohar, 2015)
Ames Library HF3786.5.C43 2015

Towards fiscal discipline.  Agarwal, U. C, (New Delhi: Indian Institute of Public Administration, 2015)
Ames Library HJ1334.T69 2015

Financial and fiscal policies: crises and new realities.  Venugopal Reddy, Y., (New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2014)
Ames Library HJ1334.V46 2014

Subaltern movements in India: gendered geographies of struggle against neoliberal development.  Desai, Manisha, (Abingdon, Oxon; Routledge, 2016)
Ames Library HN683.5.D3664 2016

Thar: stories of malnourished land.  Halepoto, Zulfiqar, (Karachi: Hands, 2014)
Ames Library HN690.5.A9 T437 2014

Gender lens: women's issues and perspectives.  Pande, Rekha, (Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2015)
Ames Library HQ1111.G46 2015

Human trafficking amidst interlocking systems of exploitation: a focus on Pakistan.  Yousaf, Farhan Navid, (Kolkata: Frontpage, 2015)
Ames Library HQ281.Y68 2015

Leveraging urbanization in South Asia: Managing Spatial Transformation for Prosperity and Livability.  Ellis, Peter D., (Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2016)
Ames Library Quarto HT147.S64 L48 2016

Urban development in Howrah: socio-economic perspectives.  (Delhi: Primus s, 2015)
Ames Library HT169.I52 H69 2015

Black tornado: the three sieges of Mumbai, 26/11.  Unnithan, Sandeep, (Noida: HarperCollins Publishers India, 2014)
Ames Library HV6433.I4 U55 2014

The making of Pakistani human bombs.  Iqbal, Khuram, (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2015)
Ames Library HV6433.P18 I63 2015

The militant: development of a jihadi character in Pakistan.  Rānā, Muḥammad ʻĀmir (Islamabad: Narratives, 2015)
Ames Library HV6433.P18 R366 2015

Red and green: five decades of the Indian Maoist Movement.  Mohanty, Manoranjan, (Kolkata: Setu Prakashani, 2015)
Ames Library HX393.5.M64 2015

Maoism in India and Nepal.  Bhushan, Ranjit, (Abingdon, Oxon; Routledge 2016)
Ames Library HX394.B48 2016

The Lhotsampa people of Bhutan: resilience and survival.  Pulla, Venkat, (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
Ames Library JC599.B47 L46 2016

State and civil society under siege: Hindutva, security and militarism in India.  Joshy, P. M., (New Delhi, India; SAGE, 2015)
Ames Library JQ281.J67 2015

Coalition politics in India.  Chakrabarty, Bidyut, (New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2014)
Ames Library JQ298.A1 C42 2014

Polity and governance of Delhi.  Goyel, Purushottam, (New Delhi: National Book Trust, India, 2014)
Ames Library JQ620.D42 G69 2014

The voice of Odisha in the Parliament. Vol. II.  Khuntia, Rama Chandra, (Delhi: Kis Foundation, 2014)
Ames Library JQ620.O75 K48 2014

Surviving the wreck: a civil servent's personal history of Pakistan.  Husain, Syed Munir, (Lahore: ILQA Publications, 2015)
Ames Library JQ629.A67 H877 2015

Governance of megacities: fractured thinking, fragmented setup.  Sivaramakrishnan, K. C. (New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2015)
Ames Library JS7009.S58 2015

The Pashtuns of Waziristan and the custom based Waziri law from Sharia perspective.  Muḥammad, Tāj, (Islamabad: Mithaq Enterprises, 2015)
Ames Library KPL2315.F43 M84 2015

India's skills challenge: reforming vocational education and training to harness the demographic dividend.  Mehrotra, Santosh K., (New Delhi, India: National Institute for Labour Economics Research and Development: 2014)
Ames Library LC1047.I4 I54 2014

Gulbarga, Bidar, Bijapur.  Philon, Helen, (Ahmedabad; Jaico Publishing House; 2014)
Ames Library NA1502.P45 2014

Drawn from courtly India: the Conley Harris and Howard Truelove collection.  Cameron, Ainsley M. (Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Museum of Art; 2015)
Ames Library Quarto NC327.C36 2015

Mughal painting.  Verma, Som Prakash, (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014)
Ames Library ND1002.V47 2014

Art & Railways: a Bangalore Saga.  Mani, S., (New Delhi: National Rail Museum, 2014)
Ames Library Quarto ND1005.M355 2014

Chirakumar sabha = The bachelors' club: a comedy in five acts.  Tagore, Rabindranath, (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014)
Ames Library PK1723.C57 2014

In other words.  Aḵẖtar, Jāvīd, (Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India: HarperCollins Publishers, 2015)
Ames Library PK2200.A36464 A6 2015

The dark river and other stories.  Chandar, Krishan, (New Delhi: Harper/ Perennial, 2014)
Ames Library PK2200.C5 A6 2014

A dirge for the dammed.  Pāṭila, Viśvāsa. (Gurgaon: Hachette India 2014.)
Ames Library PK2418.P31545 J48 2014

The maharaja's household: a daughters' memories of her father.  Binodinī, (New Delhi: Zubaan, 2015)
Ames Library PL4001.M319 B56 2015

Arya and other stories.  Candramati, (New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2014)
Ames Library PL4718.9.C226 A2 2014

Time will write a song for you: contemporary Tamil writing from Sri Lanka.  Kaṇṇaṉ Em, (Pondicherry: Institut Français de Pondichéry; 2014)
Ames Library PL4758.55.E5 T56 2014

Between friends: letters exchanging ideas.  Chatterjee, Margaret, (New Delhi: Promilla & Co Publishers in association with Bibliophile South Asia 2011- )
Ames Library PR9499.3.C465 B4 2011

Writing Islam from a South Asian Muslim perspective: Rushdie, Hamid, Aslam, Shamsie.  Clements, Madeline, (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
Ames Library PR9540.4.C57 2016

Howzzat?!: by Im the dim (1996-2013).  Mohsin, Jugnu, (Lahore: Vanguard Books, 2014)
Ames Library PR9540.9.M64 H69 2014

The sacred Uttarakhand: ethno-biological study surrounding sacred natural sites in Uttarakhand.  Negi, Chandra S. (Dehra Dun: Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh 2014.)
Ames Library QH77.I5 N44 2014

State of health, education and women: glimpses of rural India.  (New Delhi: Renu Publishers, 2015)
Ames Library RA771.7.I4 S73 2015