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Schedule | Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference on South Asia


9:009:30am   Registration and light Breakfast

9:30   Opening Remarks

Chair: Leslie Hempson, History

9: 40   Hoda Bandeh-Ahmadi, Anthropology

“Scenes of Inheritance: Intellectual Kinship and the Ethnography of Academic Anthropology and Sociology in Delhi”

10:10   Tapsi Mathur, History

"How to Become a Native Explorer: English Education and the Making of a Professional"

10:4011:00   Tea and Coffee Break

Chair: Zehra Hashmi, Anthropology and History

11:00   Vybhavi Balasundharam, Economics

“Can Cheaper Generators Help Small Firms under Chronic Electricity Shortages? Evidence from a Generator Subsidy Program for MSMEs in India”

11:30   Sikandar Kumar, History

"Hindi Literary Criticism and the Challenges of Developing a Social Aesthetics in Colonial
India (1920-50): A Survey of Premchand, Ramchandra Shukla, and Ramvilas Sharma"

12:00   Matthew Schissler, Anthropology

            “Footnote to Partition, 1938? Burma in India, Riots in Burma”

12:302:00pm   Lunch


Chair: Salman Hussein, Anthropology and History

2:00   Meenu Deswal, History

“Intractable Women: Adultery and Abduction in Colonial Punjab (British India)”           

2:30   Anil Menon, Political Science

“Historical Warfare and Long-Run Economic and Political Development in India”

3:00   Sangita Saha, History

“Transforming Domestic Labor, Constructing ‘Worthy’ Selves: A Study of Selected Women’s Autobiographies from Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Bengal”

3:304:00Tea and Coffee Break

4:006:00pm   KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Douglas Haynes, History, Dartmouth College

"Brand-Name Capitalism, Advertising and the Making of Modern Conjugality in Western India, 1918-1940"