[Nwsanet] Calendar of events 10.10. 2005
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Mon Oct 10 12:12:45 PDT 2005
Oct. 10 – Roger Jeffery: Religion and fertility debate in India
Oct. 13 - Dance performance; troupe from the Orissa Dance Academy
Oct. 17 - Dr. Narendra Jadhav: Balance Sheet of Financial Sector Reforms in India
Oct 17 – Dr Narendra Jadhav: Book reading from his memoir “Untouchables”
Oct. 23 - Ragamala: Harmonium and tabla recital
Oct. 26 – Gurcharan Das: On the difficulty of being good
Oct. 28-29 - Conference: Feminist dialogues on social justice
Oct. 30 - Diwali/Tihar Festival at Downtown Bellevue Barnes & Noble
Nov. 5 - Ragamala: Vocal recital by Pt. Prabhakar Karekar
Nov. 9-13 - Contract jobs for language translators
Nov.17 - Sumit Sarkar: The problematisation of binaries in recent South Asian history-writing
12) Nov. 22, 2005 – Tanika Sarkar: Between laws and faith: 19th century debates on widow immolation in colonial Bengal
Religion and Fertility debate in India
Roger Jeffery, Monday, 3:30 pm.
Denny 211, UW.
Roger Jeffery, Professor, Sociology at the School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh, works on the sociology of population, education and the environment in South Asia. His recent books include “Social and political change in Uttar Pradesh: European perspectives” (edited with Jens Lerche, Delhi, Manohar, 2003); and “Confronting Saffron Demography” (Delhi, Three Essays, forthcoming 2005). For the past 20 years, with Patricia Jeffery, he has been conducting research in village and small- town north India on the relationships between, on the one hand, religious group membership and caste and on the other, childbearing, fertility behavior, gender politics and schooling, in the context of agrarian change and the decline of the state. With Patricia Jeffery he also holds a Wellcome Foundation research grant looking at 20 years of changes in childbearing behavior in two north Indian villages.
October 13, 2005
Dance performance; troupe from the Orissa Dance Academy
Thursday, 8:00 pm, Experimental Theater, Communication Building, The Evergreen State College
The Orissa Dance Academy from India, with 8 dancers and 5 musicians, will perform at the Experimental Theatre, Communications Building, The Evergreen State College, as part of “Evergreen Expressions”. The performance is free to the public, but there is a parking fee
October 17, 2005
Balance Sheet of Financial Sector Reforms in India: Challenges Ahead
Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India
Balmer Hall 303, UW Campus
Sponsored by the Global Business Center and the South Asia Center.
October 17, 2005
Narendra Jadhav reads from his memoir: “Untouchables”
5:00 pm, Elliot Bay Book Co., 101 S Main St., Seattle
Dr Narendra Jadhav is the Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India, activist and a public speaker. He reads from his memoir “Untouchables: My Family’s Triumphant Journey out of the Caste System in modern India”. Jadhav’s family belonged to the lowest caste in India’s Hindu caste hierarchy, the dalits. This book is an awe-inspiring tale of his family’s endeavor to create their own destiny, despite all odds.
Co-sponsored by the South Asia Center, University of Washington
October 23, 2005
Ragamala: Harmonium and Tabla recital
Sunday, 7:00 PM, Brechemin Auditorium, Music Building, UW Campus
Hindusthani instrumental music recital by Arawind Thatte (harmonium) and Harshad Kanetkar (tabla). Thatte has a Ph.D. in mathematics and is a very well known accompanist. Kanetkar has recorded solo works and some fusion music. He is also a faculty member at the University of Pune, India.
Tickets: General $10; Ragamala members/seniors/students: $5
For more information contact ragamala at comcast.net
October 26, 2005
On the Difficulty of Being Good
Gurcharan Das, 7:00 pm, Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall
Das is an author and public intellectual. He is the author of the international bestseller, India Unbound, which has been published in many countries and languages and filmed by the BBC. He writes a regular column on Sundays for the Times of India and Dainik Bhaskar and occasional guest columns for the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Time magazine. He was also the CEO of Procter & Gamble India.
In this talk, Gurcharan Das will draw on lessons from the Mahabharata for our contemporary failures in governance.
October 28-29, 2005
Conference: Feminist dialogues on social justice
Oct 28: 11 : 00 am-5pm, Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall and Communications 226.
Oct 29: 8:00 am-530 pm (approx) Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall and Communications 226.
The Feminist Dialogues on Social Justice: Forging Articulations Across US-based Anti-racist and Transnational Feminisms conference conceptualizes analytic and political connections across international and intra-national perspectives, communities and movements.
Keynote speakers are Haunani Kay Trask, Tina Campt, Rod Ferguson,
Tanika Sarkar, Renya Ramirez, Jasbir Puar, Ann Cvetkovich and Gayatri Gopinath.
For more information on the schedule and titles of papers to be presented at the conference visit www.simpsoncenter.org/feministdialogues or contact fmdialog at u.washington.edu
October 30, 2005
Diwali/Tihar Festival at Downtown Bellevue Barnes & Noble
Sunday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
The Barnes & Noble store at Downtown Bellevue has organized various events to celebrate the festivals of Diwali and Tihar. There will be book readings, folk music from India and Nepal, a Mehandi (Henna) stall for children and teenagers, rangoli and a painting of Goddess Laxmi.
For more details about the event contact:
Brenda Gurung, Community Relations Manager
Barnes & Noble Downtown Bellevue
(425) 453-7958, direct, or (425) 451-8463, store
(425) 451-4083, fax
626 - 106th Avenue NE, Bellevue WA 98004
November 5, 2005
Ragamala: Indian classical music recital by Pt. Prabhakar Karekar
Saturday, 7:30 PM. Venue: Room 120, Kane Hall, UW campus.
Indian classical music recital by Pt. Prabhakar Karekar (vocal), Rohidas Parab (tabla) and Anant Joshi (harmonium). Pt Karekar is a famous Hindusthani vocalist and has trained under illustrious artistes like Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki and Pandit C.R. Vyas.
Tickets: General $15; Ragamala members/seniors/students: $5
For more information contact ragamala at comcast.net
Contract job opportunities for language translators
The Office of Language Services (OLS) of the U.S. State Department plans to recruit qualified translators for all languages, particularly Asian, Middle Eastern and languages of the former Soviet Union. Recruiters from the organization will test prospective contract translators in Seattle from November 9-13, 2005. Those interested should fax an application and resume to Mr. Kenneth Palnau, at 202/261-8807 and specifically indicate "Seattle testing" on the application.
November 17, 2005
The problematisation of binaries in recent South Asian history-writing
Sumit Sarkar, 3:30 PM
Denny 401, UW campus
Sumit Sarkar was Professor of History at Delhi University, India, until he retired recently. His most recent publication is Beyond Nationalist Frames: Relocating Postmodernism, Hindu Fundamentalism, History. His other works include the classic work Modern India, Writing Social History and Swadeshi Movement in India 1903-08. Professor Sarkar has been General Secretary of the Indian History Congress and Visiting Professor at Oxford, Canberra, Paris and Hawaii.
12) November 22, 2005
Between laws and faith: 19th century debates on widow immolation in colonial Bengal
Tanika Sarkar, 3:30 PM
Communications 226, UW campus
Dr. Tanika Sarkar is Professor at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. Her published works include Bengal 1928-1934: The Politics of Protest (Delhi: Oxford University, 1987), Words to Win: The Making of ‘Amar Jiban’, A Modern Autobiography (New Delhi: Kali for Women, 1999), and Hindu Wife, Hindu Nation: Community, Religion, and Cultural Nationalism (New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2001).
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